Klarna used a prerecorded video message to lay off 10 percent of employees

Klarna lost about one-third of its valuation since last year. | Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Klarna, the Swedish “buy now, pay later” service (BNPL), announced that it’s laying off 10 percent of its global workforce in a prerecorded video message, according to reports from Protocol and TechCrunch. The company currently has about […]

TikTok’s launching Twitch-like subscriptions in beta on Thursday

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has announced a program that lets viewers pay to subscribe to specific live streamers they want to support. Dubbed Live Subscription, it gives fans access to perks like a subscriber-only chat, creator-specific emotes, and badges that differentiate them from non-subscribers (via TechCrunch). It’s launching in beta on […]

Google TV’s individual profiles are arriving after being delayed for a few months

Google TV profiles are now available to all users — including kids | Image: Google TV After being delayed for months, Google is finally rolling out its personalized profiles for Google TV “over the next few weeks.” Announced in October, Google TV profiles will make it simpler for multi-watcher households to navigate content by giving […]

Snap plans to slow hiring, warns that revenue will grow slower than expected

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees Monday that the company would significantly slow hiring for the rest of the year after warning investors that its revenue wouldn’t grow as fast as expected. “Like many companies, we continue to face rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain shortages and labor disruptions, platform […]

Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now

Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds are a go-to pick that’s often on sale. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If you know where to look, there are often some great discounts available on Apple’s popular — yet oftentimes expensive — AirPods. Since Apple launched the third-gen AirPods in October and unveiled its new […]

Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images A US appeals court says Florida’s ban on much social media moderation likely violates the First Amendment, setting up a legal showdown over social networks’ speech rights. Today, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of an earlier court order blocking Florida’s SB 7072 while […]

The best early Memorial Day sales happening now

The Sony SRS-XB43 is one of many tech deals worth taking advantage of for this summer kickoff holiday. | Image: Chris Welch / The Verge Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer in the US. In addition to using the long weekend of this national holiday for travel and taking some well-earned rest and […]

The best free apps for video calling

Illustration by Samar Haddad / Photo by Becca Farsace It’s been over two years since COVID-19 made its way around the world, and while the state of emergency has let up somewhat, many of us are still relying on video calls to keep in touch with work colleagues, family, and friends. Zoom continues to top […]