Kraken crypto exchange lays off 30 percent of workforce – BDStory

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken today announced job cuts, affecting 30 percent of its workforce, or about 1,100 employees. In a blog post, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell says the company made the decision to help it weather the “crypto winter.” Kraken, a platform that allows users to buy, sell and trade crypto, announced its plans to hire … Read more

Spotify Wrapped 2022 is here, and everyone is getting a ‘music personality’ – BDStory

Spotify Wrapped is here, and with it a slew of year-end charts, data, and images ripe for sharing. Beyond the standard personal data (top artists, songs, etc.), Spotify is providing listeners with socially-friendly metrics that the company hopes will generate the kind of buzz it has had in the past, urging competitors like Apple Music … Read more

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max may be in short supply during the holiday season – BDStory

Workers at the massive Foxconn facility have reportedly been forced to live on site in an effort to contain a covid outbreak. Protests ensued, with workers citing withheld wages and poor conditions, prompting Foxconn to offer some newly hired workers $1,400 to leave the facility. When the strict lockdown measures went into effect earlier this … Read more

Elon Musk postpones Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut – BDStory

Twitter’s revamped Blue subscription may not be available as an in-app purchase on iOS when it eventually relaunches, so it can dodge Apple’s 30 percent off App Store purchases, according to Platform game. When the new Blue was available for a short time earlier this month, it was possible nothing but buy it through Twitter’s … Read more

Apple Music’s year-end review, Replay, is slightly better this year – BDStory

The best of 2022 lists and year-end recaps are just around the corner, including Spotify Wrapped, the streaming platform’s flashy interactive feature that’s become an annual tradition that overtakes social media by a few days. Its main competitor, Apple Music, also made some chart hits for listeners, and this time comes with some changes. Apple … Read more

Tuesday’s top tech news: Elon takes on Apple – BDStory

Oh Elon. It was pretty clear something was up when Twitter’s new CEO tweeted out of the blue that “Apple has largely stopped advertising on Twitter,” and asked if “Do they hate free speech in America?” After a question from my colleague Jake Kastrenakes, Musk confirmed that the iPhone maker was threatening Twitter’s presence in … Read more

Buying ads on Twitter is ‘high risk’ according to the world’s largest advertising agency – BDStory

Twitter could be in big trouble when it comes to generating ad revenue: GroupM, part of WPP, the world’s largest advertising company – and Twitter’s largest publisher – reportedly tells its customers that buying ads on the platform is “high risk” is, according to Platform game and Digiday. That makes it the third advertising juggernaut … Read more sent $400 million to the wrong recipient, but got it back this time – BDStory has just admitted to making another very big and worrisome writing error: it accidentally sent 320,000 in Ethereum (~$416 million USD) to another cryptocurrency exchange called about three weeks ago (via Web3 is just going great). In a message on CEO Kris Marszalek Says the Company Was supposed to send the crypto … Read more