April 24, 2020
Fri. 04/24 - Google Battens Down The Hatches
AT&T’s CEO rides off into the sunset is both a surprise and not a surprise at all. Whole bunch of interesting Google news all at once. More on that iOS zero-day, more data on tech industry hiring and layoffs, and, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Links: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, COO Stankey to take over (CNBC) Google to cut marketing budgets by as much as half, directors warned of hiring freezes (CNBC) Google ditched tipping feature for donating money to sites (TechCrunch) Google will make all advertisers prove their identities, so people can see who they are and which country they’re in (CNBC) Apple Finds No Evidence Hackers Exploited iPhone, iPad Mail Flaw (Bloomberg) Tech companies pull back on hiring, flashing another grim warning sign for the U.S. economy (CNBC)
Weekend Longreads Suggestions: Silicon Valley balanced grueling schedules with workplace perks. Coronavirus is forcing change (CNET) Preppers Are Quite Prepared to Enjoy Some Vindication (NYTimes) Following the money in a massive “sextortion” spam scheme (Sophos) How Instagram managed to survive antitrust scrutiny when it was acquired by Facebook (Fast Company) IN THE CORONAVIRUS ERA, THE FORCE IS STILL WITH JACK DORSEY (Vanity Fair)
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