The Morning After: Messenger is coming home to Facebook

Over the last decade, Meta has done all it can to establish each part of its business as a separate but equal contributor to its bottom line. After all, that’s why part of Facebook’s brand identity is little icons denoting Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus. Plus, you know, it helps to deflect from any suggestion … Read more

Google I/O 2023 takes place on May 10th in front of a ‘limited’ in-person audience

Google’s annual developer conference will return on May 10th. The search giant announced the date on Tuesday afternoon after internet users quickly solved the teaser puzzle Google shared in the morning. As with last year’s conference, I/O 2023 will take place in front of a “limited live audience” at the historic Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain … Read more

The FTC is investigating Elon Musk’s handling of Twitter Blue and the ‘Twitter Files’

The Federal Trade Commission is stepping up its investigation into some of Twitter’s most controversial decisions since Elon Musk took over the company last fall. That includes the company’s mass layoffs and the launch of Twitter Blue, as well as the company’s dealings with journalists involved with the so-called “Twitter Files,” according to a new … Read more