Elon Musk could cut half of Twitter’s workforce

/ Twitter workers have been bracing for layoffs, and it appears that nearly 4,000 people could be affected by the eventual cuts. Musk and his advisers are weighing cuts that would affect nearly 4,000 people.Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Twitter employees have been bracing for layoffs since Elon Musk officially took […]

Meta is testing a way to mint and sell NFTs on Instagram

/ Your favorite creator may start trying to sell you digital collectibles, aka blockchain based tokens, if Meta gets its way. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta has announced that it’s testing minting and selling NFTs on Instagram, like you can with many traditional NFT marketplaces, with a “small group of creators in […]

Elon Musk could enable Twitter’s edit button for everyone

/ The edit feature has so far been paywalled behind the company’s Twitter Blue subscription, but Elon Musk reportedly wants to bring it to everyone on Twitter. Musk might be charging for verification, but he’s reportedly going to give the edit feature to all users.Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Twitter’s edit […]

Qualcomm is predicting a “double-digit” drop in phone sales

/ Qualcomm was expecting a ‘mid-single-digit percentage’ decline in phone sales, but given the uncertain macroeconomic environment, it’s now expecting a ‘low double-digit percentage’ decline Qualcomm is expecting phone sales to be less than expected.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Qualcomm, one of the primary providers of chips and modems in phones, is predicting […]

How to get a PlayStation 5 this holiday season

/ Before you throw in the towel, check out a few pointers courtesy of The Verge’s deals team on how to bring home a PlayStation 5. Nearly two years later, Sony’s PlayStation 5 remains an elusive holiday gift.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge As Sony’s PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition near their […]

Google’s building package tracking right into your Gmail inbox

/ You won’t have to open a ‘your item has shipped’ email or click on a tracking link to find out the estimated delivery date Illustration: The Verge Google is adding package tracking features to Gmail, which should make it easier to see where your orders are at a glance while you scroll through your […]

The best Amazon device day deals

/ Amazon is celebrating Alexa’s birthday with discounts on a variety of tablets, TVs, Echo devices, and more Fire tablets and other Alexa-enabled gadgets are currently on sale at Amazon.Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge It’s Alexa’s birthday, and to celebrate, Amazon is discounting a wide range of its smart home products, including Echo […]

OpenSea is trying to prevent scammers from flipping stolen NFTs

/ The company is trying to auto-detect suspicious activity instead of relying on manual reports Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge OpenSea has announced it will start freezing sales for NFTs that it suspects have been stolen in an attempt to stop scammers and hackers from flipping ill-gotten tokens. In a blog post on […]

Panasonic breaks ground on $4 billion EV battery plant in Kansas

/ The factory is one of many that are springing up across America as automakers race to ramp up domestic battery production to comply with the new EV tax credit rules The company will assemble batteries primarily for Tesla.Image: Panasonic Four months after selecting De Soto, Kansas, as the location of its future EV battery […]

Why Elon Musk is so desperate for Twitter to make money

/ Musk’s plans for an $8-a-month verification service stem from a much bigger financial problem Illustration by Laura Normand / The Verge It’s been six days since Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, and the changes have been both furious and fast. He’s proposed cataclysmic layoffs — somewhere between 50 percent and 75 percent of […]