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Steve Jobs’ son launches a fund, NASA debuts a streaming service, and writers protest a proposed surveillance law

Hey, folks, and welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s newsletter that highlights key developments in the tech industry over the past few days. If you missed the news this week, no biggie. That’s what WiR is for. We’ll fill you in. In this edition, we cover Reed Jobs, the son of Steve Jobs, who […]

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Twitch streamer’s PS5 giveaway sparks Union Square ‘riot’

Twitch streamers Kai Cenat and Fanum invited fans to Union Square on Friday for a real-life stream and giveaway. They promised to hand out gift cards, gaming PC equipment and PlayStation 5s. But the IRL stream descended into chaos as frenzied fans crowded over the giveaway, shutting down lower Manhattan in the aftermath. Cenat, who

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Twitter rebrands to ‘X,’ hackers infect Call of Duty, and foreign visitors to China go cashless

Hey, friends, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s roundup of the week in tech news. Life getting in the way of your daily TechCrunch habit? Not to worry. WiR will get you caught up in no time. This week, WiR covers the improving quality of AI porn generators and the ethical dilemmas they raise;

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Twitter, now X, opens up its ad revenue sharing program with global creators

Earlier this month, Twitter — which has since rebranded as X — began sharing ad revenue with verified creators in an attempt to retain top talent on its platform. Today, the company announced its “Ads Revenue Sharing” program is now available for eligible creators globally. The program, according to posts by X owner Elon Musk,

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An AI-generated ‘South Park’ episode, Microsoft’s security woes, and Tesla’s first Cybertruck build

Hey, folks, welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular roundup of the past week in tech. Too busy to check the headlines this week? Don’t sweat it. That’s why WiR exists — we’ll get you caught up to speed. This edition of WiR features pieces about a fake AI-generated “South Park” episode; the surging

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Bluesky is under fire for allowing usernames with racial slurs

Bluesky’s moderation woes continue as users threaten to leave the site in protest of its failure to flag slurs in account usernames.  Many users — particularly Black users — are frustrated that Bluesky hasn’t apologized for allowing racial slurs to slip through its moderation tools even though they violate the platform’s community guidelines. It’s the

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Instagram Threads now has one-fifth the weekly active user base of Twitter

Instagram Threads’ launch has been an overnight success, topping 100 million users within days of its arrival. Now, new data indicates the app has already achieved one-fifth of the weekly active user base of Twitter worldwide and 86 times the weekly active user base of the largest Twitter rival in the U.S., Truth Social, which

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Threads hits 100M users, pedestrians fight back against AVs, and VanMoof skids off course

Hey, friends — welcome to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular roundup of the week in tech. If life’s gotten in the way of following the major stories on TC, don’t sweat it. You’ve come to the right place. In this edition, we cover the 19-year-old MIT dropout “replacing gunpowder” for the defense industry, as

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