Tuesday’s top tech news: Elon squares off against Apple

By November 29, 2022Tech

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By Verge Staff
Oh Elon. It was pretty obvious something was up when Twitter’s new CEO tweeted out of the blue that “Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter,” and asked whether “they hate free speech in America?” Following a question from my colleague Jake Kastrenakes, Musk confirmed that the iPhone maker was threatening Twitter’s presence in the App Store and/or making moderation demands. Welcome to hell, Elon.
Away from the chaos at Twitter there was more bad news in the crypto sector with the news that finance firm BlockFi has filed for bankruptcy amidst the continued FTX fallout, while crypto exchange Kraken has agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in fines over possible Iran sanction violations. Thank god we’ve got another trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie to look forward to later today.
For now, here’s a silly tweet:
Nov 29, 2022, 3:00 PM UTCJon Porter
It will also be available in the main YouTube app for the first time. Your move, Spotify.
Nov 29, 2022, 2:51 PM UTCEmma Roth
The platform will no longer label or remove posts that contain covid misinformation.
Nov 29, 2022, 2:37 PM UTCJon Porter
The 2007 first-person puzzler is getting an RTX facelift.
Nov 29, 2022, 2:25 PM UTCAndrew J. Hawkins
FIFA’s decision to use connected ball technology during this year’s World Cup is making it difficult for Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to claim a goal during yesterday’s match with Uruguay. He says his head touched the ball before it went in, but Adidas says the ball showed no contact.
Nov 29, 2022, 2:14 PM UTCAndrew Webster
Today Nintendo Switch Sports — basically a spiritual successor to Wii Sports — is getting a big update, which includes the long-awaited addition of golf. Just be sure to hold on to those Joy-Con controllers firmly before swinging. For more on the game, check out our original review.
Nov 29, 2022, 2:00 PM UTCCasey Newton and Zoe Schiffer
They’re skeptical of their workers, too. Plus, new details on Musk’s ‘general amnesty’ for banned Twitter users
Nov 28, 2022, 11:47 PM UTCMitchell Clark and Emma Roth
The ‘contagion’ of failed crypto firms has claimed another casualty as BlockFi cites its financial entanglements with FTX.
Nov 28, 2022, 11:09 PM UTCEmma Roth
Kraken processed $1.68 million in transactions from users who appeared to be located in Iran.
Nov 28, 2022, 10:09 PM UTCJay Peters
Nintendo will debut the second trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Tuesday at 5PM ET / 2PM ET. Alongside the announcement, Nintendo also shared a first look at what appears to be the inside of Princess Peach’s castle. You can hang out in the YouTube waiting room right now.
I’m hoping the trailer features as little of Chris Pratt’s boring Mario voice as possible and instead focuses on Jack Black’s Bowser.
Nov 28, 2022, 6:58 PM UTCAdi Robertson
He also says Apple has ‘mostly’ stopped advertising on the platform.
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