Jonathan Vanian, CNBC

Jonathan Vanian

CNBC

Oakland, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • CNBC
  • Fortune
  • VentureBeat
  • Entrepreneur
  • GigaOM

Past articles by Jonathan:

How the generative A.I. boom could forever change online advertising

Brands are increasingly using generative AI tools to create digital ads, but major barriers still exist to make the technology broadly effective. → Read More

Twitter's desktop app sees surge in outages as Meta's Threads takes off

Numerous users of Twitter's desktop app reported outages on Friday while rival Threads recorded 70 million signups. → Read More

Meta launches Instagram Threads in a direct challenge to Twitter

Meta is pitching Threads as Instagram's "text-based conversation app." → Read More

Reddit is in crisis as prominent moderators loudly protest the company's treatment of developers

Reddit moderators tell CNBC that company management has failed to engage with them in rolling out a huge price increase for developers. → Read More

Jack Dorsey’s plan for decentralized social app may be thwarted by Apple’s strict payment rules

Damus, a decentralized social app backed by the Twitter co-founder, has integrated Lightning bitcoin payments. Apple isn't sure that's allowed. → Read More

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino echoes Musk in emphasizing freedom of speech in debut tweet thread

Twitter's new CEO Linda Yaccarino made her first substantive public comments on Monday, laying out her focus on freedom of speech → Read More

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg touts to employees 'incredible breakthroughs' the company has seen in A.I.

In a meeting on Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees about the company's artificial intelligence efforts and their relation to the metaverse. → Read More

Meta to debut new Channels broadcasting tool for WhatsApp

Meta announced a new broadcasting feature dubbed Channels for its WhatsApp messaging service intended for people and organizations to send one-way messages. → Read More

Instagram's algorithms are promoting accounts that share child sex abuse content, researchers find

An investigation published Wednesday described how Instagram's algorithms connect and promote accounts that facilitate and sell child sexual abuse material. → Read More

Meta's heated rivalry with Apple enters new phase as the tech giants go after headsets

Less than two years after Facebook changed its name to Meta in a pivot to the metaverse, Apple is now jumping into mixed-reality headsets. → Read More

Elon Musk and Twitter face growing brand safety concerns after execs depart

Several high-level Twitter employees tasked with brand safety have left, creating a potentially bigger problem when it comes to policing hate speech. → Read More

Meta will require employees to return to the office three days a week starting in September

Meta is the latest company to requir employees to work from corporate offices at least three days a week. → Read More

Zuckerberg unveils Meta Quest 3 VR headset days before Apple reveals its own

The Meta Quest 3 is the successor to the Quest 2 headset that was released in the fall of 2020 at a starting price of $299. → Read More

Tech layoffs ravage the teams that fight online misinformation and hate speech

Meta, Amazon, Alphabet and Twitter have all drastically reduced the size of their teams focused on trust and safety as the companies cut costs. → Read More

Meta has started its latest round of layoffs, focusing on business groups

Meta has begun its third round of layoffs as part of a cost-cutting plan that will eliminate over 21,000 workers from the company. → Read More

TikTok sues Montana to reverse state's ban of the app

TikTok disputes Montana's allegations the Chinese government could access info about the app's users. → Read More

Bill Gates says A.I. could kill Google Search and Amazon as we know them

Bill Gates said during a Goldman Sachs event on artificial intelligence that a future AI personal assistant will give the firm that builds it an edge on rivals. → Read More

Meta pulls the curtain back on its A.I. chips for the first time

Meta revealed that it built a video-processing computer chip and another chip to help with A.I. tasks like recommendations. → Read More

Twitter's top users are posting less since Musk takeover last year, Pew Survey shows

A new survey from Pew Research Center shows that the most active Twitter users are posting less frequently than they have in the past. → Read More

Meta spins out customer service startup Kustomer amid 'year of efficiency'

Meta bought the startup Kustomer in 2020 for about $1 billion but has since spun it out as the company looks to cut costs. → Read More