This Week in Tech

Dec 5th 2021

This Week in Tech 852

Mystery Hut on the Moon

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Jack leaves Twitter, what is Web3, Bitcoin crashes again, Cyber Monday
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Category: News

Jack leaves Twitter, what is Web3, Bitcoin crashes again, Cyber Monday

  • China's Yutu 2 rover spots cube-shaped 'mystery hut' on far side of the moon.
  • Jack is leaving Twitter and we have ~thoughts~
  • Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model?
  • Jack Dorsey’s Square changes corporate name to Block.
  • Twitter’s new CEO announces major reorganization of the social networking company.
  • Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent.
  • Far-right is using Twitter’s new rule against anti-extremism researchers.
  • Self-Important Asshole Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter.
  • Is web3 BS?
  • Bukele steps up El Salvador's bet on sliding bitcoin; buys another 150 coins.
  • Cyber Monday Sales Flat as Smaller Savings Curb Incentive to Spend.
  • Black Friday data adds to evidence e-commerce growth is slowing.
  • The Chip Shortage Has Made a Star of This Little-Known Component.
  • Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy.
  • FTC Challenges Nvidia’s Deal for Arm Holdings.
  • Move Over, GE. The Tech Conglomerates Are the New Leaders of Industry.
  • U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy.
  • Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut.
  • NASA delays ISS spacewalk over debris worries.
  • The Mars Rover video and sound. It's so eerie and yet so interesting / thought-provoking.
  • Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider.
  • Microsoft backtracks on Windows 11’s controversial default browser changes.
  • New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media.
  • Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85.

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