😔 The creator of the GIF has died
Plus: Meta's Leadership Take Remote Work to the Extreme, and more ...
Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, has died. Stephen Wilhite, one of the lead inventors of the GIF, died last week from COVID at the age of 74, according to his wife, Kathaleen, who spoke to The Verge. (Mitchell Clark / The Verge)
Mark Zuckerberg and Meta's Leadership Take Remote Work to the Extreme. As more companies begin their return to the office, Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc. is becoming more remote than ever before. The company's management team, including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is scattering to locations far from its… (Salvador Rodriguez / Wall Street Journal)
Snap buys brain-computer interface startup for future AR glasses. Meta, Apple, and a slew of other tech companies are building augmented reality glasses with displays that place computing on the world around you. The idea is that this type of product will one day become useful in a similar way to how smartphones… (Alex Heath / The Verge)
Google Play to pilot third-party billing option globally, starting with Spotify. Amid increasing global regulations over app stores and their commission structures, Google today announced the launch of a pilot program designed to explore what it calls “user billing choice.” The program will allow a small number of… (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
Nothing's Carl Pei Wants to Start a Smartphone Revolution (Again). What if we told you 2021 was just a warm-up? Sounds like a threat in 2022, doesn't it? It is actually the tagline behind the latest news from Nothing, a tech company headed by OnePlus cofounder Carl Pei. The “warm-up” was the Nothing… (Andrew Williams / WIRED)
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