The Supreme Court takes on Section 230

Section 230 of the Communications Act, which prevents online platforms from being liable for the content posted by their users, will be evaluated by the Supreme Court in the coming season. It’s anyone’s guess how it may be affected, but we can be sure that the regulatory landscape for tech will look rather different this … Read more

Here’s when Overwatch 2 launches in your region

Blizzard As the servers for Overwatch prime sunset sometime around 12PM ET today, heroes old and new are now looking forward to when we can officially welcome Overwatch 2. Image: Blizzard Depending on where you are in the world, your Overwatch 2 launch time may vary from the 12PM PT / 3PM ET start time. … Read more

Twitter expands access to its experimental Status feature…but not to its paid subscribers

Twitter’s throwback feature, Twitter Status, is today expanding its list of potential status updates to choose from, in a continuation of tests that began this July. The feature, which is something of a cross between Myspace moods and a Facebook status, allows users to tag posts with an additional expression beyond the tweet itself — … Read more

Rivian made 7,363 of its EV pickups and SUVs in Q3

Electric vehicle maker Rivian announced its Q3 production and delivery numbers on Monday, revealing it made 7,363 of its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV during the three-month period that ended on September 30. Rivian also said it delivered 6,584 vehicles during the same span. The automaker is still backing its target of delivering 25,000 … Read more

Zero Dawn remaster on the horizon

The original Horizon Zero Dawn released on the PS4 just five years ago. | Image: Sony Next up on the list of remasters that nobody really asked for, Sony Interactive Entertainment might be working on a remastered version of Horizon Forbidden West for the PlayStation 5. An unnamed source within Sony cited by MP1ST and … Read more

Gopuff delivers on Goodnow, its new health, wellness private label offering

Gopuff added another private label to its arsenal of offerings, this time in the health and wellness space with Goodnow, the company announced Monday. The Philadelphia-based instant grocery delivery company is starting with products like over-the-counter medications for pain, allergy, cold, flu and sinus relief, as well as first aid items, sleep aids and diagnostic … Read more

Reminder: Hulu’s going up in price next week

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Hulu’s raising its prices on October 10th. First announced in August, the price increase means you’ll have to pay $7.99 / month instead of $6.99 / month (or $79.99 / year) for the ad-supported version of Hulu and $14.99 / month instead of $12.99 / month for the … Read more

What tech tycoon Richard Liu’s sexual misconduct case means for China’s #MeToo

One of the highest-profile sexual assault allegations against Chinese business tycoons ended abruptly this past weekend. Liu Qiangdong, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant, also known as Richard Liu, has reached a settlement with Liu Jingyao, a former University of Minnesota student who alleged that the billionaire raped her in her apartment in 2018. … Read more

Meta settles lawsuit for ‘significant’ sum against businesses scraping Facebook and Instagram data

Facebook parent Meta has settled a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in data scraping operations, which had seen them gathering data from Facebook and Instagram users for marketing intelligence purposes, according to the original complaint filed in October 2020. The companies named in the suit, Israeli-based BrandTotal Ltd. and Delaware-incorporated … Read more