Self-delusion is an ugly thing: "While on a 1:1 audio call, users will see content that could spark additional topics of conversation that are relevant to Skype users and highlight unique and local brand experiences. So, you should think of Conversation Ads as a way for Skype to generate fun interactivity between your circle of friends and family and the brands you care about."
Amazon is expected to lay off about 10,000 employees this week, mostly in technology roles. They'll be the biggest job losses in the company's history and reflect the tech sector's downturn; Microsoft made similar cuts last week. The holiday shopping season is critical for Amazon, and usually, one where the company has increased its headcount… READ THE REST
After a day filled with fake but verified brands pouring funny, obscene, profane nonsense onto Twitter—and verified Nazis, too!—the $8 bluecheck sale is already being "paused." Sofia Pitt: The quick suspension of the service suggests that, at least currently, CEO Elon Musk's big plan to generate new revenue from users isn't working as expected. The… READ THE REST
Rumored for weeks and coinciding with Twitter's own downsizing, Meta is expected to lay off thousands of workers today. The company, which has lost nearly three quarters of its market capitalization in recent months, is among those hardest-hit by the tech downturn—a malaise seemingly compounded by its expensive pivot to VR. Zuckerberg appeared downcast in… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Got travel plans for next year? Putting together an intricate itinerary and booking the cheapest tickets possible aren't the only things you should be prioritizing. Part of your travel prep should also include… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you find yourself constantly restarting your laptop or clearing out gigabytes of files to make space, it may be time to invest in a replacement computer. But if your holiday gifting… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Gone are the days when you could crack open a brand-new computer and expect essential apps to be pre-installed. And more often than not, getting your hands on this software involves… READ THE REST