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July 24, 2023
Max Q: Umbra is a Silicon Valley outsider — they prefer it that way
By Aria Alamalhodaei | |
Hello and welcome back to Max Q! In this issue:
X Isn’t a Super App. It’s Just Twitter | WIRED
By Joel Khalili, Peter Guest | |
The last time Elon Musk flipped the bird at his
From Twitter to X: Elon Musk Begins Erasing an Iconic Internet Brand
By Ryan Mac and Tiffany Hsu | |
For more than 10 years, Twitter has been recognizable for
Blow for Flutterwave as Kenyan court declines request to withdraw case
By Annie Njanja | |
Plans by Kenya’s Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) to withdraw its
How face recognition rules in the US got stuck in political gridlock
By Tate Ryan-Mosley | |
I even wrote a story in May 2021 titled “We
Citrix zero day exposes critical infrastructure, one provider hit
By David Jones | |
Federal authorities and security researchers are urging organizations to protect
At a Comic-Con Without Hollywood, Fans Show Their Allegiances
By Elizabeth Minkel | |
On the surface, Comic-Con International 2023 looked like it did
Investigations are causing data breach costs to skyrocket, IBM finds
By Matt Kapko | |
Dive Brief: Data breach costs hit a new high this
Jobseekers are using white font on résumés to battle AI, tech filters
By Danielle Abril | |
Comment on this storyCommentThis 10-second résumé hack purports to help
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg should cage fight over whose rebrand is worse
By Amanda Silberling | |
Elon Musk is the best thing that could have ever
What’s next for the moon, and facial recognition’s stalemate
By Rhiannon Williams | |
It’s been more than 50 years since humans last walked
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder—but Memorability May Be Universal
By Celia Ford | |
Imagine spending a weekend afternoon with friends at an art
Spotify confirms price hike as premium plan rises to $10.99/month in the US
By Paul Sawers | |
Spotify has announced that it’s raising its premium plan prices,
What’s next for the moon
By Jonathan O'Callaghan | |
These private companies are backed by millions of dollars in
A Leaked Memo Shows TikTok Knows It Has a Labor Problem
By Vittoria Elliott | |
Last month, a court in Kenya issued a landmark ruling
Sam Altman’s Worldcoin eyeball-scanning crypto project launches
By Manish Singh | |
Worldcoin, Sam Altman’s audacious eyeball-scanning crypto startup, has started the
Everyone Wants Ukraine’s Battlefield Data
By Morgan Meaker | |
Instead, Ukraine wants to use the data that’s being gathered
This Startup Wants to Give Farmers a Closer Look at Crops—From Space
By Ramin Skibba | |
Aspia Space is joining the ranks of companies and space
5 Ways ChatGPT Can Improve, Not Replace, Your Writing | WIRED
By David Nield | |
It's been quite a year for ChatGPT, with the large
How Gear Patrol acquired DPReview from Amazon
By Haje Jan Kamps | |
In March, DPReview announced that parent company Amazon was shutting
How Signal Walks the Line Between Anarchism and Pragmatism
By Kai Ye | |
It's no exaggeration to say that small features in a
Hollywood strikes will change the booming creator economy
By Drew Harwell, Taylor Lorenz | |
The last big strikes reshaped the movie business and fueled
Elon Musk says an ‘X’ will soon mark the spot where Twitter used to be
By Darrell Etherington | |
Elon Musk has been calling his Twitter acquisition X Corp