This Week in Tech

Feb 6th 2022

This Week in Tech 861

Magic Internet Money

Hosted by Leo Laporte

Meta earnings flop, Amazon Prime price hike, NFT celebrity complex

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Category: News

Meta earnings flop, Amazon Prime price hike, NFT celebrity complex  

  • Meta Erases $251 Billion in Value, Biggest Wipeout in History.
  •  Facebook blames Apple after a historically bad quarter, saying iPhone privacy changes will cost it $10 billion.
  •  Meta lost $10 billion on AR and VR in 2021.
  •  Zuckerberg Tells Staff to Focus on Video Products as Meta’s Stock Plunges.
  •  Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wasn't shocked by Meta's 26% plunge, saying Facebook's ad model 'doesn't cut the mustard' anymore.
  •  The EARN IT Act Is Back, and It’s More Dangerous Than Ever.
  •  Google parent company Alphabet broke $200 billion in annual revenue for the first time.
  •  Google's Pixel phones had their best quarter ever.
  •  Amazon confronts pandemic costs and raises the price of Prime.
  •  Here’s The Boat That Won’t Bring Jeff Bezos’s Hair, Or Wife Back.
  •  Joe Rogan Apologizes for ‘Shameful’ Past Use of Racial Slur.
  •  Why is Joe Rogan So Popular?
  •  What is the current state of COVID and WFH?
  •  GoFundMe removes the donation page for the Canadian trucker protest.
  •  Silicon Valley loves mafias and you should, too.
  •  Wordle Is Joining The New York Times Games.
  •  Apple blasted over a paltry 3% fee reduction for external payments in the Netherlands.
  •  Tesla recall: ‘Full Self-Driving’ software runs stop signs.
  •  Mapping the celebrity NFT complex.
  •  We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Pseudonymous Founders.
  •  Report: Stadia deprioritized as white-label ‘Google Stream’ aims for Bungie, Capcom deals.
  •  North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet.
  •  BlackBerry to sell patents related to mobile devices, messaging for $600 million.
  •  House OKs bill to boost US chip fabrication and R&D.
  •  Car companies stand to make billions by charging you monthly fees for add-on features like heated seats.

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