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Apple News is testing a new game for iOS 17.5 called Quartiles, which requires players to organize a grid of 20 syllables into 5 four-syllable words. Spotted by Gadget Hacks,…

Apple News is testing a game that kind of looks like NYT Connections

In late December, The New York Times sued OpenAI and its close collaborator and investor, Microsoft, for allegedly violating copyright law by training generative AI models on the Times’ content.…

OpenAI claims New York Times copyright lawsuit is without merit

The New York Times is suing OpenAI and its close collaborator (and investor), Microsoft, for allegedly violating copyright law by training generative AI models on Times’ content. In the lawsuit,…

The New York Times wants OpenAI and Microsoft to pay for training data

The gamers behind the Gray Lady have a new game to add into our morning rotations: Connections, which invites the player to categorize 16 words or phrases into four distinct…

Connections is The New York Times’ most played game after Wordle

Several years ago, The New York Times acquired audio journalism app Audm with the goal of using it as the basis for its own audio product. Today, the media company…

Years after its Audm acquisition, The New York Times launches its own audio app

Critics are flaming The New York Times for posting earlier this morning what they say is an overly empathetic 5,500-word profile of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. But writer Amy Chozick…

Elizabeth Holmes, left to her own devices

When the NYT hired a CTO, they chose someone with experience building infrastructure at big tech companies to help build a modern tech stack.

How the NYT is building a modern tech stack to drive every part of its media biz

When Elon Musk announced his intention to terminate his $44 billion bid for Twitter, the social media company didn’t give up easily. Today, Twitter sued the SpaceX and Tesla CEO…

Twitter v. Elon brings us a meme-driven lawsuit for the books

Any book lover knows the feeling: The incredible novel you’re reading ends with a vicious cliffhanger, and all you want to do is gab with other fans about what might…

Copper is building ‘the Instagram for book lovers’

The New York Times Company’s first-quarter financial results prove what we’ve all known all along: people really like Wordle. You know the story by now. Josh Wardle made a fun little…

Wordle brought ‘tens of millions’ of new users to the New York Times

Google’s dominance of the online ad market has been targeted by another antitrust complaint filed in the European Union by a coalition of publishers. This time it’s the European Publishers…

Google’s adtech targeted by publisher antitrust complaint in EU

Wordle, the popular puzzle game that has captivated users around the world, has been purchased by The New York Times Company. The game has been acquired for an undisclosed price…

Popular puzzle game Wordle is being purchased by The New York Times

The BlackMatter ransomware operation, which came to prominence earlier this year following the demise of the DarkSide ransomware gang, is allegedly shutting down due to “pressure from the authorities.” The…

BlackMatter ransomware gang says it’s shutting down over law enforcement pressure

Facebook is out with a new report collecting the most popular posts on the platform, responding to critics who believe the company is deliberately opaque about its top-performing content. Facebook’s…

Facebook releases a glimpse of its most popular posts, but we don’t learn much

Today, in a new report about “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its platform, Facebook states that it last month removed hundreds of accounts across its Facebook and Instagram platforms that were…

Facebook’s vaccine stance is part of a familiar pattern, says author and NY Times journalist

Twitter this morning is launching its own version of Stories — aka “Fleets” — to its global user base. The product, which allows users to post ephemeral content that disappears…

Twitter rolls out Stories, aka ‘Fleets,’ to all users; will also test a Clubhouse rival

Last fall, social analytics startup SocialRank sold its product and business to Trufan, allowing the team to focus on something new: a professional social network. Today, they’re officially unveiling Upstream to the…

Upstream aims to be the new home for your professional social life

In a bid to further expand into the world of audio production, the paper of record has acquired the one podcast (other than your own) that your parents have definitely…

The New York Times is buying the production studio behind ‘Serial’ for $25M

Online child exploitation is a horrific crime that requires an effective response, but this bill fails to meet the challenge and creates new problems of its own.

New bill threatens journalists’ ability to protect sources

MasterClass is known for selling access to pre-recorded online classes by a long list of people who are among the best at what they do, from tennis great Serena Williams…

MasterClass is launching free, live Q&A sessions with big shots in their respective industries

Nurx raises $52 million in debt and equity funding in a round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and USV.

Birth control delivery startup Nurx approaches $300M valuation

As its once-strong mobile division continues to slide, LG is picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it…

LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter

On Thursday, Australia lawmakers ushered through what is perhaps the toughest legal measures to hold social media companies accountable for the content they share. Only a few weeks after the…

Australia passes law to hold social media companies responsible for “abhorrent violent material”

Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is Your Life in Silicon Valley. We’re running an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts This is Your Life in Silicon…

‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: NYT’s Mike Isaac discusses his upcoming Uber book, Leaks from Facebook and More

Today’s news that The (failing?) New York Times reported net income of $55.2 million, after losses a year earlier — and that its digital business raked in $709 million — is…

Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet

Shares of technology companies were battered in today’s trading as fears of an increasing trade war between the U.S. and China and rising interest rates convinced worried investors to sell.…

Interest rates and fears of a mounting trade war send tech stocks lower

Google’s search service could be poised to make a dramatic return to China next year, according to an explosive report from The Intercept. Google yanked its search service from China…

Google is reportedly planning a censorship-friendly search service for China

Facebook has responded to a New York Times story that raises privacy concerns about the company’s device-integrated APIs, saying that it “disagree[s] with the issues they’ve raised about these APIs.”…

Facebook says it “disagrees” with the New York Times’ criticisms of its device-integrated APIs

Whoever had the over on DraftKings‘ boss Jason Robins and FanDuel chief executive Matt King being given a potential billion-dollar windfall by the Supreme Court’s decision to allows sports betting…

Supreme Court allows states to legalize sports betting, opening floodgates for online gambling profits

Qapital, one of a slew of mobile applications trying to make it easier for users to save money (and spend it more wisely), has raised $30 million in fresh financing…

Mobile money-saving app Qapital raises $30 million to spend on growth