Situational awareness: Twitter reports strong Q1 earnings that beat analyst expectations, CNBC writes. The company shows growth in "monetizable daily active users" and says its efforts have paid off in reducing abuse on the platform.
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A new generation of well-designed workplace collaboration tools has developed a cult following among some workers and is beginning to quietly win over the corporate world, Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva reports.
The big picture: Companies like Airtable, Notion, Figma, and others are following in the footsteps of IPO candidate Slack, the workplace chat app which helped prove this model successful by growing far beyond Silicon Valley's engineering teams.
Details: While these software apps all tackle different uses, they share some traits...
A heavy emphasis on design and user experience has been central to these tools' popularity.
Yes, but: Despite their early success, these companies still face a number of challenges.
Go deeper: Kia has more here.
What's happening: According to Wired, Meredith Whittaker was told that her role would be "changed dramatically" following uproar around a since-disbanded external AI ethics board. Whittaker, who leads Google's open research efforts, also helps run the AI Now Institute, which she co-founded at NYU.
What they're saying:
The bottom line: Whatever is the reasoning for the shifts, it's not a good look for Google, which previously touted its support for the employees taking part in the walkout.
Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat continue to grow their businesses overseas, Axios' Sara Fischer writes — a trend seen in our updated Axios chart of revenue from the big social media companies.
Yes, but: The companies all face growing challenges abroad, including increased calls for regulation and a larger number of internet shutdowns (particularly in developing areas where user growth potential is big).
Why it matters: Overseas growth is important for all 3 firms. But because these companies make more money off of users in more developed markets, they need to recruit even more users in emerging markets to generate the same amount of revenue.
1. 5G E dispute: AT&T and Sprint settled a lawsuit over AT&T's controversial use of 5G Evolution branding to describe its LTE Advanced network. The two companies said it has been settled amicably but declined to comment further.
2. Postponed launch: Samsung formally delayed the Galaxy Fold, just days before the $2,000 device's planned launch and following a spate of complaints from reviewers that the screens on the foldable smartphone failed within a couple of days.
3. Buttigieg's FTC plan: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said at a CNN town hall Monday night that "we’re going to need to empower the FTC to be able to intervene, including blocking or reversing mergers, in cases where there’s anticompetitive behavior by a tech company even if it can’t be directly applied to pricing."
It turns out that "Blink-182" is a commonly used password, something even the band members don't think is a good idea.