Meta’s reportedly planning to lay off ‘thousands’ of workers this week

  Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta’s planning major job cuts that could affect “thousands” of workers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with the situation told the WSJ that the layoffs could begin as soon as Wednesday. The Facebook and Instagram parent company reported over 87,000 employees … Read more

How to move your Twitter followers to Substack

  Given Twitter‘s change of management, you may be considering flapping your tired little wings over to another platform. There’s no one-for-one copy of Twitter, but apps like Mastodon have been trying to fill in the gap. Substack has tried to position itself as an alternative, and have even set up a page at substack.com/twitter … Read more

Twitter reportedly asks some laid-off staff to return

  Mere days after cutting its workforce in half, Twitter is asking some employees to return, according to Bloomberg. Citing two sources within the company, the outlet reports management at Twitter has come to the realization it either let some workers off by accident or without realizing their experience was essential to building the features … Read more

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will come with ‘longer wait times’ due to factory lockdown

  Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple says to expect “longer wait times” if you plan on ordering an iPhone 14 Pro or 14 Pro Max. In a press release, the company explains that covid restrictions are affecting its iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, which is currently “operating at significantly reduced capacity.” … Read more

Elon Musk’s response to fake verified Elon Twitter accounts: a new permanent ban policy for impersonation

  Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk’s Twitter has a new rule for everyone with an account on Twitter to follow, as he announced from his own account: “any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.” In a follow-up tweet, Musk said “Previously, we … Read more

Elon Musk’s paid Twitter verification is delayed, and unlabelled parody banned

  Elon Musk’s plan to put Twitter’s blue tick verification badges up for sale has reportedly been delayed, slowing the microblogging platform’s rapid plummet to hell by a fraction. However, Musk is also banning unlabelled parody accounts. The New York Times reports that Twitter’s paid verification will now be launched Nov. 9, one day after … Read more

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