The Level1 Show November 9 2022: Cheques for Checks


0:00 - Intro
0:27 - Stripe lays off 14% of workers
0:58 - Amazon pauses hiring for corporate workforce
1:43 - Amazon plunge pushes valuation below $1 trillion first time since 2020
2:35 - Uber whistleblower says current business model 'absolutely' unsustainable
3:36 - T-Mobile will start charging a $35 fee on all new activations and upgrades
4:38 - Charter raises base Internet to $80 a month; price hikes to hit 9.5M users
5:37 - Crypto Lender Hodlnaut Lost Almost $190 Million in Terra Crash: Report
6:23 - Bondholders of Troubled Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Said to Be Working With Lawyer
7:03 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II breaks franchise record with $800M sold in three days
8:20 - Microsoft promises eternal support for Call of Duty on PlayStation
9:06 - Uber tests push notification ads, a feature literally no one wants
9:46 - Windows 11 runs on fewer than 1 in 6 PCs
10:14 - Google’s building package tracking right into your Gmail inbox
11:30 - Google’s new shopping features can help you snag good deals
12:44 - Google is shutting down its dedicated Street View app next year
13:08 - RIP Google Hangouts, Google’s last, best chance to compete with iMessage
14:04 - Steam on Chromebooks enters beta, adds AMD support
14:57 - You’re Gonna Have To Pay To Use Fancy Colors In Photoshop Now
16:26 - Discord Bans 68,000 Servers, 55 Million Accounts
17:59 - Meta’s AI-powered audio codec promises 10x compression over MP3
19:39 - Teleport Creators Raise $9M to Build Decentralized Uber Rival on Solana
21:06 - Cheaper Netflix with ads plan is not supported on Apple TV
21:43 - New Mac app wants to record everything you do—so you can “rewind” it later
23:44 - AMD Unveils Radeon RX 7900 XTX And 7900 XT For Performance-Per-Watt Gaming Leadership
26:21 - PlayStation VR2 Release Date and Price Revealed
28:08 - Arm-Qualcomm legal battle suggests OEMs need Arm IP licenses, not chip firms
29:11 - New TSMC 3DFabric Alliance seeks to boost chiplet designs
30:05 - Amazon teams up with TCL after striking deal with Google
31:11 - Microsoft mulling cheap PCs supported by ads, subscriptions
32:28 - NYC is seeing more fires caused by e-bike batteries
34:22 - Saudi wealth fund sets up electric car joint venture with Foxconn
35:50 - Judge blocks Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster merger
36:43 - Amazon Prime now comes with a full music catalog of 100 million songs and ad-free podcasts
37:50 - Wharton, Berkeley, NYU Offering Online M.B.A.s for the First Time
39:36 - Netflix adds 6th gaming studio with acquisition of Spry Fox
41:40 - Apple Employees at Unionized Maryland Store File Labor Board Complaint After Being Denied Benefits
43:16 - Apple's $100M Small Developer Assistance Fund starts paying out
44:55 - Dogecoin surges on Elon Musk's Twitter deal
45:54 - JP Morgan executes first DeFi trade on public blockchain
46:45 - Opioid lawsuits: CVS, Walgreens pharmacies agrees to $10 billion in settlements
48:38 - '14-hour days with no break and no bathroom': Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sued by his former housekeeper
52:47 - Elon Musk planning to cut half of Twitter's workforce
53:51 - Twitter reportedly limits employee access to content-moderation tools
55:07 - Elon Musk says Twitter Blue will cost $8, and include blue tick verification
57:35 - Twitter will not reinstate banned users without 'clear process,' Musk says
58:00 - Chief Twit, Elon Musk, signals interest in reviving Vine
59:07 - Facebook Has a Portal for Government Officials to Request Content Be Suppressed
1:00:00 - Ye suspended from Instagram again after targeting Jewish people in post
1:01:08 - Instagram jumps into NFTs with minting and selling feature
1:03:04 - TikTok tells European users its staff in China get access to their data
1:03:54 - Mastodon gained 70,000 users after Musk’s Twitter takeover. I joined them
1:06:47 - Tumblr will now allow nudity but not explicit boinking


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