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Theranos exec Sunny Balwani sentenced to 13 years in prison for defrauding patients and investors

The former COO of disgraced blood testing startup Theranos, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani was sentenced to 155 months, or about 13 years, in prison, and three years of probation. After a three-mo

6 extremely online books to gift your most internet-obsessed friends

I like the internet. There, I said it. I spend my entire day writing about the internet, and then in my leisure time, I read books about how the internet shapes our lives. I might have a work-life bal

Amazon will give your overworked delivery driver $5 if you ask Alexa to say thank you

Last year, an Amazon delivery driver said that the high volume of orders during holiday season “makes life hell.” This year, these contracted workers can get a $5 tip if their customer say

Meta won’t let staff discuss topics like abortion, gun control and vaccines at work

Meta employees were told that they should not discuss sensitive issues like abortion, gun control, pending legislation and vaccine efficacy at work. Fortune reported on these changes, citing a leaked

Apple’s first car effort might not be self-driving after all

Apple has talked a big game about its future plans to break into the automotive market. But a report from Bloomberg says that Apple has had to scale back its plans. Last year, reports indicated that A

Apple illegally interfered with union organizing in Atlanta, labor board finds

In April, an Apple Store in Atlanta became the first of the company’s American retail locations to file for a union election. Yet about a month later, the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Twitter’s iOS app is riddled with privacy settings glitches

As Elon Musk attempts to operate a major social media platform with a fraction of its staff, Twitter users are reporting that certain key security features on iOS are not working. For some users, it&#

Microsoft could get its first official union as ZeniMax QA testers organize

A group of about 300 quality assurance (QA) testers at video game company ZeniMax Media are seeking to form the first ever union at Microsoft, the parent company to their studio. ZeniMax includes subs

Activision Blizzard workers in Albany vote to form the company’s second union

Activision Blizzard QA testers who work on Diablo in Albany, New York have formed the gaming giant’s second union in a unanimous 14-0 vote. Just seven months ago, QA testers at Activision Blizza

Lensa AI climbs the App Store charts as its ‘magic avatars’ go viral

It might seem like Lensa AI sprung up overnight when suddenly, your friends are all posting artistic renditions of themselves that they generated on the app. But while the Lensa AI app itself has been

Blaseball, the cult favorite online game, will return on January 9

The internet’s favorite fantasy fantasy sports league, Blaseball, has a return date at last. On January 9, the horror metagame will set out to prove that it’s more than just a viral pandem

SBF says journalists are good, actually

“I’ve had a bad month,” Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) said onstage. The crowd instantly broke out in laughter. The former CEO and founder of disgraced crypto exchange FTX, SBF’s mont

SBF claims massive ignorance on obvious conflicts in FTX downfall

“I didn’t ever try to commit fraud on anyone, I was shocked by what happened this month,” Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder and former chief executive of the fallen FTX, said at The New York

Apple’s iOS 16.1.2 update just dropped with security fixes and crash detection improvements

Apple rolled out iOS 16.1.2 on Wednesday, citing updates involving user security. Apple hasn’t yet detailed the nature of the security updates, as the company doesn’t disclose security iss

Post News, a Twitter alternative, gets funding from a16z

If it seems like Post News launched overnight, that’s because it kind of did. Unlike Mastodon, Hive Social, or other existing social networks being flooded with dissatisfied Twitter users, Post

College social app Fizz is growing fast — maybe too fast

Things are bleak in the tech sphere as we close out a year defined by plummeting stocks, persistent mass layoffs and a fall from grace for major social media companies. Yet Stanford dropout Teddy Solo

Elon Musk puts Twitter’s Blue Verified relaunch on hold

If you didn’t jump at the chance to give Elon Musk $7.99 for a blue check while you could, you might have to wait a bit longer. Originally slated to relaunch on November 29, Musk tweeted Monday

Elon Musk ends Trump’s Twitter ban

Former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account has been reinstated following a permanent ban in January 2021. On Friday, new Twitter owner Elon Musk posted a poll asking if Trump should be allo

Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to 11 years in prison for Theranos fraud

Ten months after she was found guilty of fraud, the former youngest self-made female billionaire Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to 11.25 years in prison, plus three years of supervised release. At her

TechCrunch staff on what we lose if we lose Twitter

While nobody knows what will happen to Twitter, we can't help but consider what we'd miss if it went away.
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