Tech News Weekly

Nov 10th 2022

Tech News Weekly 260

Big Tech Layoffs

Meta Layoffs, Mastodon, Twitter Verification

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Meta announced a huge round of layoffs in its company. Gerrit De Vynck from The Washington Post joins the show to discuss some of the layoffs' details.
  • Stephen Shankland from CNET stops by to talk about Mastodon, what he liked about the social network, and what he has struggled with the alternative to Twitter so far.
  • Ant Pruitt talks about how Twitter's new for-purchase verification badge has been abused already since its launch earlier this week.
  • Finally, Mikah Sargent talks about a new cost-cutting review program launched by Amazon to reevaluate specific sectors in the company that hasn't been profitable.

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