Friday's technology stories


Stephen Totilo
May 13, 2022 - Technology

Unity has goals far beyond gaming

Photo illustration of Marc Whitten and a pattern of Unity logos.
Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Unity
Dan Primack
Updated May 13, 2022 - Technology

Elon Musk's Twitter clown car

An illustration of Twitter's logo as a puzzle with a piece missing.
Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

YouTube creators are feasting on the Depp v. Heard trial

US actress Amber Heard testifies as US actor Johnny Depp looks on during a defamation trial at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 5, 2022. Photo: JIM LO SCALZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Brady Dale
May 13, 2022 - Economy & Business

Coinbase never capitalized on the good times in crypto

Illustration of a sphere with the Coinbase logo rolling down a downward pointing trend line
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Joann Muller
May 13, 2022 - Technology

Self-driving cars could be potential crime witnesses

Illustration of a car as seen through a series of TV screens
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Ina Fried
May 13, 2022 - Technology
Column / Signal Boost

"Less is more" comes to big data

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Elon Musk says Twitter deal "temporarily on hold"

Elon Musk
Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Zoom takes over movie production

The Walt Disney Studios executive Vice President of theatrical distribution Tony Chambers speaks about the upcoming Marvel Studios movie "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."
Tony Chambers, Walt Disney Studios' executive vice president of theatrical distribution, speaks about the Marvel Studios movie, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage
Brady Dale
May 12, 2022 - Economy & Business

Terra briefly halts blockchain amid stablecoin uproar

Illustration of an index finger emoji wagging back and forth.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Democrats want TikTok and Facebook to save graphic posts of possible war crimes in Ukraine

Social media apps on a smartphone.
Photo: Fernando Gutierrez-Juarez via Getty Images

Why currency pegs crack

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Twitter freezes hiring, rescinds some offers as top execs depart

Photo: Amy Osborne/AFP via Getty Images

Democrats split on Big Tech measures in Congress

Illustration of the Capitol dome with police tape in front featuring binary code
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Stephen Totilo
May 12, 2022 - Technology

A worker reckoning at Nintendo

Animated GIF of a fist emerging from a green Super Mario pipe
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Coinbase CFO says "bankruptcy" note was about regulation, not solvency

Coinbase CFO Alesia Haas
Coinbase CFO Alesia Haas. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Jayapal: New FTC majority should look into Amazon-MGM deal

Stephen Totilo
May 12, 2022 - Technology

Xbox's biggest upcoming game, Starfield, delayed to 2023

Concept art showing a futuristic train station
Starfield. Concept art: Bethesda

Lina Khan's to-do list on Big Tech

Photo illustration of Lina Khan with the Capitol Building, a gavel, and binary code
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: An Rong Xu/Washington Post via Getty Images

Food delivery needs tech support in some neighborhoods

An illustration of a bag of groceries covered by a giant cursor all against a yellow background.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Visuals
Ina Fried
May 12, 2022 - Technology

Google adopts more inclusive skin tone model

Image: Google