Alphabet makes cuts, Twitter bans thirdparty clients, and Netflixs Reed Hastings steps down

News Summary

  • Ending it is seems more likely a move to cut costs.Payday for data breach victims: If you were one of the nearly 77 million people affected by last year’s T-Mobile breach, you may have a few bucks coming your way.
  • The flurry of recent bans was inspired by executive orders issued by a number of state governors.Wikipedia gets a makeover: This week, Wikipedia, a resource used by billions every month, got its first makeover on the desktop in over a decade, Sarah writes.
  • Here’s some of the most popular posts:On Twitter’s data leak response: Carly writes about Twitter’s alleged data breach that exposed the contact information of millions of users.
  • The claw-like gripper consists of one fixed finger and one moving finger; Boston Dynamics says that the grippers were designed for heavy-lifting tasks, like Atlas holding a keg over its head during a Super Bowl commercial.
  • On startup-focused Equity this week, Natasha, Mary Ann and Rebecca jumped on the mic to talk through a diverse news week, including deals from Sophia Amoruso’s new fund, Welcome Homes, and a look at compliment-focused social media apps.
  • But as she notes, it’s unclear if Twitter has the technical means, such as logs, to determine if any user data was exfiltrated.The last unicorns: VCs think a majority of unicorns aren’t worth $1 billion anymore.
Howdy, folks! Happy Friday. While our fearless Week in Review leader Greg enjoys parental leave, Im filling in, curating the latest on the tech news front. It was a roller coaster of a week once aga [+7465 chars]