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Past articles by Amanda:

Meta's Horizon Worlds is rolling out on web and mobile

After more than a year and a half in development, Meta is bringing Horizon Worlds out of the headset. The VR social app has started rolling out for some → Read More

Olivia Rodrigo releases ‘get him back!’ video, filmed on iPhone 15 Pro

We don't know who Olivia Rodrigo is trying to get revenge on, but she's surely going to "get him back!" by being one of the first people to get her hands → Read More

iCloud+ adds a 6TB and 12TB storage plan

Slipped at the end of its announcements for a new line of iPhones, Apple revealed two new tiers for iCloud+, its cloud storage subscription. Now subscribers can store 6 terabytes or 12 terabytes of data with these new subscription tiers. While the average consumer won’t need that much space, these plans could be useful for […] → Read More

These TikTokers are making 'Get Ready With Me' videos in Spanish to connect with their roots

Though TikTok may be an unlikely resource for language learning, it helps Latinx creators build community while practicing Spanish. → Read More

AI can’t replace human writers

AI is not sophisticated enough to replace trained TV writers. Yet as the Writers Guild strikes, networks won't budge on demands not to use AI. → Read More

Sex workers explain why blue check stigma and #BlockTheBlue aren’t so straightforward

For some online creators, Twitter Blue features like text-based 2FA and longer video uploads are essential -- even if they don't support Musk. → Read More

Wreak havoc on your favorite streamer’s game with Crowd Control

With support for more than 100 popular games, Crowd Control changes the way that streamers engage their fans and offers fun monetization tools. → Read More

Blue checks reappear on Twitter if you update your bio, lmao

Twitter still retains code that shows which users are legacy verified, as opposed to Blue verified. → Read More

Bluesky’s best shot at success is to embrace shitposting

At least for this brief moment in internet history, Bluesky feels good. And Dril is here. What could possibly go wrong? → Read More

Meta beats revenue expectations, remains committed to metaverse

This win for Meta comes amid harsh restructuring, resulting in over ten thousand jobs eliminated this year. → Read More

YouTube Music contractors win historic union vote

Forty workers went on strike in February, alleging that Google leveraged unfair labor practices to interfere with union organizing. → Read More

From DrakeGPT to Infinite Grimes, AI-generated music strikes a chord

"When artists are already struggling, it seems like a dangerous step," entertainment lawyer Henderson Cole told TechCrunch. → Read More

Elon Musk may have accidentally leaked his burner account

Ever accidentally reveal your possible burner account where you alternate between roleplaying as a kid and making weird comments about women? → Read More

SEGA workers are forming a union

SEGA follows in the footsteps of workers at other gaming companies that have recently unionized, like ZeniMax and Activision Blizzard. → Read More

Bonus BeReal comes to UK, lets users post more than once a day

You get two Bonus BeReal posts if you manage to upload on time during the two-minute daily window, and one extra post if you miss it. → Read More

Twitter removes ‘government-funded’ news labels after NPR and other flubs

After weeks of truly stupid antics, Twitter has removed “government-funded media” labels on all accounts, from NPR to the Chinese state-affiliated Xinhua News. Twitter even appears to have deleted its web page explaining the “government-funded media” labels. This whole saga started when Twitter labeled NPR as “state-affiliated,” a designation that Twitter reserves for publications where […] → Read More

A new Drake x The Weeknd track just blew up — but it’s an AI fake

Neither Drake nor The Weeknd were involved in the production, reigniting ethical concerns about AI-generated art. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Twitter: Everything you need to know, from layoffs to verification

Elon Musk bought Twitter last October and it's been hard to keep up with updates since then. Here's a timeline of Musk-era Twitter changes. → Read More

Elizabeth Holmes is denied request to stay out of prison

After Holmes was found guilty on four fraud counts last year, her lawyers have made numerous attempts to delay her incarceration. → Read More

Getting people to try new things IRL with Sarah Peterson from The Nudge

This week's episode catches up with Sarah Peterson of The Nudge and talks about how they built the "planner friend" startup. → Read More