Microsoft has copied the best Windows audio app

/ Windows 11 now secretly includes an audio feature that’s very similar to EarTrumpet, a popular third-party tool. Microsoft is copying features from a popular third-party audio tool for Windows. In the latest test build of Windows 11, a new volume mixer can be enabled that looks a lot like EarTrumpet. The new Windows 11 […]

Friday’s top tech news: job cuts come for Google

Illustration: The Verge First came Twitter, then Meta, Amazon, and Microsoft, and now Google has become the latest tech giant to announce a round of layoffs affecting thousands of its employees. Around 12,000 jobs are expected to be cut globally, or over 6 percent of the company’s headcount. Google’s sister company Verily announced a smaller […]

Google cuts 12,000 jobs in latest round of big tech layoffs

/ Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in an email to staff, saying the company needed to focus on key priorities — like artificial intelligence. Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is cutting approximately 12,000 jobs — the latest technology firm to initiate significant layoffs as inflation rises and global markets brace […]

Crypto lending firm Genesis files for bankruptcy

/ The fallout from FTX going down continues, and it doesn’t seem like Genesis will be the last domino. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Genesis, a crypto lending and trading conglomerate of more than 200 businesses, has filed for bankruptcy following the meltdown of the FTX exchange, the Financial Times reports. Genesis, one […]

Amazon follows Apple in increasing music streaming prices

/ Music Unlimited plans will now cost $10.99 a month in the US, and £10.99 a month in the UK. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The price of Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service is increasing in the US and UK from February 21st. In support pages, which we spotted via Billboard, the company […]

Apple has hiked HomePod Mini and iMac prices in some countries

/ If you live in the UK or parts of Europe, you may have to sell out a little more to get some of Apple’s devices. Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Depending on where you live, the HomePod Mini and the iMac may have just gotten more expensive. The Apple Post noted that […]

BP makes an order for EV charging stations from US-based Tritium

/ BP is ordering Tritium electric vehicle charging stations to expand its BP Pulse fleet and public charging network. The transaction comes as more fossil fuel-based companies are slowly pivoting to support green transportation. BP Pulse branded charging stations built by Tritium.Image: Tritium BP Pulse, the EV branch of oil and gas conglomerate BP, placed […]

Twitter officially bans third-party clients with new developer rules

/ When it cited ‘long-standing third-party API rules’ for why TweetBot et al. were blocked, it was unclear what the company meant. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has updated its developer rules to ban third-party clients, almost a week after it unceremoniously blocked the apps’ access to its platform, offering almost no […]

Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine

Artificial Intelligence Fake bylines. Content farming. Affiliate fees. What happens when private equity takes over a storied news site and milks it for clicks? Share this story Every morning around 9AM ET, CNET publishes two stories listing the day’s mortgage rates and refinance rates. The story templates are the same every day. Affiliate links for […]