Roundup: Twitter's dismal ad revenue

Read to the end for another bad decision by Elon Musk

Roundup: Twitter's dismal ad revenue

I was excited to see the trial against Sam Bankman-Fried finally kick off this week, and the initial reporting that the government came out of the gate strong making its case for Sam’s guilt. I don’t have a big breakdown in this week’s roundup, but I have included a recommendation for where to find that information. I also spoke to Jacob Silverman over on Tech Won’t Save Us to break it all down for us.

‎Tech Won’t Save Us: Sam Bankman-Fried On Trial w/ Jacob Silverman on Apple Podcasts
‎Show Tech Won’t Save Us, Ep Sam Bankman-Fried On Trial w/ Jacob Silverman - Oct 5, 2023

In this week’s roundup, I provided some updates on recent stories covered in Disconnect: Linda Yaccarino’s recent statements, Apple’s claims to carbon neutrality in some of its products, and the threats by Google and Meta to pull news in Canada. Some are funny updates, while others are really not that great but I feel the context is important to have.

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Have a great week!


PS— If you’re in New York City, I’ll be doing a Luddite Tribunal with Brian Merchant, Molly Crabapple, Ed Ongweso Jr, and Alex Press on October 12!