Hello, everyone, and welcome to TechCrunch’s Weekly Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter, which takes a look back at what’s happening in tech over the past few days.
This week, the social network Bluesky is open to anyone – which feels appropriate in New York considering the sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been enjoying. For those who prefer to spend time indoors and are considering purchasing the Vision Pro – Brian has posted his review. Read it; he doesn’t mince words.
There’s a lot of other stuff going on, including the Rivian SUV leak, government hackers targeting iPhone users, and Meta cutting off third-party access to Facebook groups.We cover all this and more in this issue of WiR – but first, a reminder Sign up Receive the WiR newsletter in your inbox every Saturday.
Governments targeting iPhones: Government hackers exploited three unknown vulnerabilities in Apple’s iPhone operating system last year to target victims with spyware developed by a European startup, according to Google.
Metaserver group access: Meta recently announced that it will soon shut down its Facebook Groups API. Sarah writes that this has thrown some corporate and social media marketers into confusion.
WeWork is back: Adam Neumann, who gained notoriety after co-founding flexible workspace provider WeWork in 2010 Step down Nine years later, the company is reportedly trying to buy the company out of bankruptcy.
Chinese hackers lurking inside: A coalition of U.S. intelligence agencies warned on Wednesday that Chinese-backed hackers have been able to access critical U.S. infrastructure for “at least five years” with the long-term goal of launching “destructive” cyberattacks.
Apple Vision Pro review: In his review of the Vision Pro, Brian writes that the $3,500 headset is still very much in the development phase, giving developers a glimpse into what’s to come.
Joe Rogan, Liberated: Amanda writes that it’s a good thing for Spotify that Joe Rogan’s podcast is no longer exclusive.
exist fairDuring the program, the staff conducted an in-depth study of a number of new venture financing activities, including new capital for vertical software as a service, financial technology and education technology; the growth rate of SUMA Wealth; and the reasons for the rapid development of Bluesky.
at the same time, established Starring Beatrice Dixon, co-founder of plant-based vaginal health brand The Honey Pot.
continue chain reaction, Jacquelyn interviewed Devin Finzer, CEO of the NFT market OpenSea. He co-founded OpenSea in 2017 and it quickly became one of the most prominent and well-funded NFT marketplaces.
AI, reliable: Alex writes that the market seems willing to accept that software with new AI capabilities will cost more, so software companies of all sizes will launch new products to upsell existing customers and potentially acquire new ones. .
Fast fashion breakup: Fast fashion is an industry mired in labor issues and copyright issues, and it has a huge impact on the environment due to wastewater and carbon emissions — which is why venture capitalists need to rethink it, Rebecca writes.
Sidewalk robot success stories: Sidewalk delivery robot services seem to hit both ends. But Starship Technologies, which pioneered the concept, says it is already profitable and has raised a round of funding to scale up to meet market demand.