Wednesday's technology stories

Appeals court lets Texas social media law take effect

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An American flag flies with the Texas state flag outside the Texas State Capitol building in Austin on March 15, 2017. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Dark days in crypto world

Illustration of several different coins combined to form one glitching coin
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Stephen Totilo
May 11, 2022 - Technology

EA, Activision, Ubisoft bet big on mobile games

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Photo Illustration: Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Ashley Gold
May 11, 2022 - Technology

Senate confirms Bedoya for FTC seat, giving Democrats majority

Photo Illustration: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Ina Fried
May 11, 2022 - Technology

Google announces new Pixel phones, teases first smartwatch

Google's Pixel hardware family, including Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro
Photo: Google

Crypto startup funding boomed in Q1 despite ongoing market slide

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Sara Fischer
May 11, 2022 - Technology

Facebook withdraws guidance request for Ukraine war content policies

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Julia Shapero
Updated May 11, 2022 - Technology

Everything Elon Musk wants to change about Twitter

Elon Musk
Elon Musk speaks at a press conference at SpaceX's Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South Texas on February 10, 2022. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

Scoop: Deel raises funds at $12 billion valuation

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Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

What the tech rout means for tech deals

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to acquire Redbox

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Ina Fried
May 11, 2022 - Technology

WebTV founder's decade-long quest to improve wireless

Image: Artemis

New push to make Big Tech pay more for bandwidth

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios