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Jonathan Vanian


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is pouring millions of dollars into combating AI's dark side

Craig Newmark has just donated $3 million to fund a new artificial intelligence and education initiative from Common Sense Media, as he fears future of AI → Read More

Elon Musk's X sued this nonprofit after it exposed hate speech, and its new research shows little has changed

The Center for Countering Digital Hate, which faces a lawsuit from X, released research showing extreme hate speech is running rampant on the former Twitter. → Read More

Benchmark’s Bill Gurley says Meta's Llama AI model has the 'most momentum'

Gurley said the open-source nature of Meta's product is threatening to other leaders in the AI space. → Read More

Roblox is letting game creators sell 3D virtual goods as it looks for ways to boost revenue

Roblox's new updates include letting premium subscribers create and sell 3D goods, enabling users to make phone calls, and giving developers subscription tools. → Read More

Snap plunges on first-quarter revenue miss

Snap continues to suffer in a tough digital ad market with its first-quarter sales missing analyst projections. → Read More

Meta shares are up 170% in five months despite virtually no revenue growth

Revenue at Facebook's parent shrank for three straight quarters before increasing slightly in the latest period, but the stock is soaring. → Read More

Chinese retailers helped lift Meta's first-quarter sales in a tough online advertising market

Meta's first-quarter earnings jumped 3% year over year due in part by Chinese retailers buying Facebook ads. → Read More

Meta's Reality Labs records $3.99 billion quarterly loss as Zuckerberg pumps more cash into metaverse

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg keeps pumping money into the metaverse. → Read More

Meta shares pop 12% after company reports first sales increase in four quarters, issues optimistic guidance

Facebook parent Meta reported revenue for the first quarter that topped estimates and issued a forecast for the second quarter that also exceeded expectations. → Read More

Meta just suffered a major Facebook ad glitch that has advertisers asking about refunds

Meta suffered a major Facebook ad glitch on Sunday that some ad experts believe is one of the biggest in over a decade. → Read More

TikTok has tens of thousands of moderators led by group in Ireland looking for offensive content, CEO says

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew said at a TED conference that the company employs an army of content moderators. → Read More

Meta has started its latest round of layoffs, focusing on technical employees

Meta has begun saying goodbye to some technical workers, following plans announced in March to lay off 10,000 employees. → Read More

Alibaba shares tumble after SoftBank reportedly sells most of its stake

Alibaba shares dropped nearly 3% after a Financial Times report indicated that SoftBank sold roughly $7.2 billion worth of shares. → Read More

Alphabet leads $100 million investment in AI startup AlphaSense

AlphaSense is riding the generative AI wave, raising its second big funding round in less than a year. → Read More

Meta's job cuts are gutting customer service, leaving influencers and businesses with nobody to call

Meta's two rounds of layoffs are further damaging the company's customer service for users, influencers, communities and businesses. → Read More

Signal President Meredith Whittaker learned what not to do from working at Google

Meredith Whittaker, president of the Signal Foundation, talks about her tenure at Google, data privacy, and the hype around ChatGPT and generative AI. → Read More

Donald Trump is back on social media, and nobody knows what happens next

Now that Donald Trump has his Twitter and Facebook back, the social media platforms have to decide how much they're willing to take. → Read More

Microsoft tries to justify A.I.'s tendency to give wrong answers by saying they're 'usefully wrong'

Current AI technologies like ChatGPT can often produce inaccurate responses, which presents a problem as Microsoft adds AI to Word, Excel, and other products. → Read More

Microsoft adds OpenAI technology to Word and Excel

Microsoft plans to improve its Office 365 suite of business software with ChatGPT-like generative A.I. tech. → Read More

Snap stock surges on report that Biden may ban TikTok

Shares in U.S. social media firms Snap and Meta jumped after a report indicated that the Biden Administration could ban TikTok. → Read More