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As the NFT boom fades, major gaming companies slow their crypto plans

When there’s money to be made, feedback can, and often does, go unheard. Still, a few major gaming companies did backtrack on their plans to add...

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Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card?...

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Walmart is acquiring Memomi, an AR startup powering virtual try-on for eyewear

Walmart is expanding its array of virtual try-on services for shoppers with today’s news that it’s planning to acquire Memomi, an AR...

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The Oversight Board’s annual report tracks how often Meta follows its advice

The advisory group reviewing Facebook and Instagram’s content moderation decisions issued its first annual report Wednesday, capping off its...

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In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details...

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Able.ai exits stealth with $20M to help big lenders speed up making high-value loans

Large banks are stepping up their game when it comes to new services and the technology that underpins them, and in many cases they are borrowing...

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PayPal expands its ‘pay later’ options with a more flexible ‘PayPal Pay Monthly’ service

After Apple shook up the Buy Now, Pay Later market with news that it would now be a competitor to established firms, PayPal this morning is...

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Nigeria’s internet regulator releases draft to regulate Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and others

Nigeria has announced plans to regulate internet companies like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram (all owned by Meta), Google and TikTok in a...

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American Express announces its first US crypto rewards credit card

The credit card giant is launching its crypto offering following similar launches from competitors MasterCard and Visa.

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Amazon gets into AR shopping with launch of ‘Virtual Try-On for Shoes’

Amazon is tapping into augmented reality in an attempt to appeal to sneakerheads shopping its site. The retailer this morning announced a new feature...

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Shield AI raises $165M at a $2.3B valuation to fuel development of its military autonomous flying systems

Technology built with defense in mind is getting some significant and serious traction at the moment, spurred by world events, advances in...

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Costa Rica’s public health system hit by Hive ransomware following Conti attacks

Costa Rica’s public health service, known as the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), has been forced to take its systems offline after being...

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm will speak at TC Sessions: Climate

It’s hard to believe that, despite a scientific consensus and mountains of verified evidence, climate change has become a global political...

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Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take...

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Key European tech founders and investors launch OneUkraine charity to assist Ukraine

A host of major European tech founders and investors are today backing the launch of OneUkraine, a new charity providing sustainable humanitarian...

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Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica's elected government.

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Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated

These questions haunt us: will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on...

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MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy

The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain intelligence firm...

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Elon Musk says he would reverse Trump’s lifetime Twitter ban

Twitter’s future owner weighed in on the social network’s biggest question Tuesday, leaving little room for doubt that if Elon Musk has...

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Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit over his lifetime Twitter ban

A federal judge in California dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter Friday, dimming at least one avenue the former president and...

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Amazon Labor Union president tells Senate that workers’ rights aren’t a ‘Democrat or Republican’ issue

Amazon Labor Union president Chritian Smalls, who led the JFK8 warehouse's historic union win, testified in a hearing for the Senate Committee...

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Norebase raises $1M to allow companies start, scale, and operate in any African country

Norebase allows founders and businesses to start and scale across a number of African countries.

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SoundCloud acquires Musiio, an AI music curator, to improve discovery

With Musiio's team and technology, SoundCloud plans to strengthen its music discovery features, helping the platform compete with streaming...

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An early TikTok exec just launched a dating app, Spark

Unlike many popular dating apps, Spark doesn't ask you to swipe left or right. Instead, you can see people around you all at once in a grid.

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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In leaked All-Hands meeting, Twitter CEO fields questions about Elon Musk’s takeover

Project Veritas leaked the audio from Twitter's company-wide call about Elon Musk's pending acquisition of the platform.

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Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the...

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Twitter is protecting its source code from disgruntled employees, reports say

Twitter locked down its source code to prevent unauthorized changes, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The reports say that this...

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