Amazon union organizers call off election attempt at a California warehouse

Currently, there’s no explanation for why the election’s being called off. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Amazon Labor Union has withdrawn its petition to hold an election at an Amazon fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, California, according to Kayla Blado, a spokesperson for the National Labor Relations Board. It’s a sharp-turn … Read more

Daily Crunch: Mobile gaming review — Playing on the Logitech G Cloud with Shadow

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Good afternoon, and welcome to the final week of October! We’re confused how that happened. Haje is considering dressing up as “supply chain disruptions” for Halloween, whereas Christine is contemplating dressing up … Read more

Max Q: The ghost in the machine

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. Disrupt is finally behind us, which can only mean one thing: We are officially counting down to TC’s Space event in December! Learn more here. In this issue: Kayhan Space presents at Disrupt Report: Investment in space battered by high interest rates, inflation News from SpaceX, Orbex and … Read more

Why startups are better off prioritizing growth instead of optimizing cloud costs

Everybody’s talking so much about cost optimization and extending runways that startups across the board are looking at every little expense as they seek ways to navigate the downturn. But some costs are better left untouched simply because the work involved may not be worth the payoff. According to several investors we surveyed recently, cloud … Read more

Disney Plus’ ad-supported plan may not let you watch movies with far-away friends

It seems like Disney’s following in Netflix’s footsteps. | Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge If you subscribe to Disney Plus’ upcoming ad-supported tier, you may miss out on features that are available to other subscribers. Some code discovered by MacRumors’ Steve Moser suggests that GroupWatch and SharePlay — features that let you remotely … Read more

A closer look at macOS Ventura

Sometimes it’s nice when a product launch falls when I’m on the road. I qualify that statement because, well, it’s one more thing to shoehorn into an invariably overloaded work trip. But there are some products that are just better tested on the road: laptops, earbuds, travel chargers and the occasional operating system. I’ve been … Read more

Chinese spies allegedly tried to obstruct Huawei investigation

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Justice Department has announced charges against two Chinese intelligence officers, accusing them of attempting to obstruct a US investigation into the telecommunications giant Huawei. In charging documents made public on Monday, defendants Guochum He and Zheng Wang were accused of working on behalf of the Chinese government … Read more