Meta freezes hiring for shopping team, Messenger Kids, and other products

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Meta is pulling back its investments in a number of products, including the teams it spun up early in the pandemic to compete with Zoom and build shopping features, The Verge has learned. In addition to a hiring freeze for certain engineering roles, the company also recently paused […]

Survey shows Netflix is losing more long-term subscribers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More long-term Netflix subscribers are canceling their subscriptions, according to a report from The Information. Survey data viewed by the outlet revealed that subscribers who have been with the service for more than three years accounted for 13 percent of cancellations in the first quarter of 2022. The […]

Now non-Tesla EVs can use its Superchargers in the UK, Spain, Sweden, and Austria

Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images Tesla is expanding its open Supercharger pilot program in Europe that lets owners of non-Tesla EVs take advantage of the company’s extensive charging network. Previously, the pilot consisted of select stations in The Netherlands, Norway, and France, but now it’s also available in the UK, Spain, Sweden, […]

Costa Rican president says country is ‘at war’ with Conti ransomware group

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ransomware — and particularly the Conti ransomware gang — has become a geopolitical force in Costa Rica. On Monday, the new Costa Rican president Rodrigo Chaves – who began his four-year term only ten days ago – declared that the country was ”at war” with the Conti cybercriminal […]

NY attorney general is investigating Twitch, Discord, and 4chan over Buffalo shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James. | Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday that her office has launched an investigation into Twitch, Discord, 4chan, 8kun (previously 8chan), and other web and social media platforms in response to the racist attack in Buffalo, New York. The investigation will […]

Here’s how Microsoft’s new One Outlook email app will work

The new Outlook will feature support for Loop components. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft has announced the beta for the new Outlook for Windows, which will make the desktop email client a lot more like the web version. While screenshots and an entire build of the app were recently leaked, Microsoft’s announcement gives us a good […]

Fewer Americans think Big Tech should have more regulations

How people feel about Big Tech has changed since last year. A new study from the Pew Research Center found that fewer people in the US want more regulations for Big Tech companies. This decline, which spans across the political spectrum, showed that 44 percent of Americans are in favor of more government regulation compared […]

Why tech giants’ cash is a hidden source of greenhouse gas emissions

Climate activists target banks in Germany’s financial capital. Even tech companies that have promised to slash their greenhouse gas emissions have a big climate-related blind spot, according to a new report published by three environmental groups. With their cash and investments, Google, Apple, Meta, and other tech giants are indirectly financing fossil fuel companies. While […]