Monday's technology stories

Herb Scribner
Updated May 16, 2022 - Technology

Musk: Twitter deal at lower price "not out of the question"

Elon Musk at the MET Gala.
Elon Musk. Photo: Theo Wargo, WireImage

White House slams Bezos criticism of Biden tax comments

Photo of Joe Biden on the left and Jeff Bezos on the right
Photos: Anna Moneymaker and Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images
Stephen Totilo
May 16, 2022 - Technology

Activision's video game diversity tool draws backlash

Composite image showing three characters from Overwatch and a graph with axes used to plot how diverse they are in terms of ethnicity, culture and more
An image of Activision's diversity tool from the company's Thursday announcement. It was removed from the post Friday night. (An earlier version, shown at a conference in 2017, gave character 2, Lucio, a greater rating for ethnicity.) Image: Activision Blizzard
Ashley Gold
May 16, 2022 - Technology

Court opens way for flood of Texas "censorship" lawsuits

Illustration of a row of gavels, with all but one of them transparent.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Live streaming motivated the Buffalo shooter

Photo of people leaving messages in chalk on sidewalk and street as a memorial to Buffalo shooting victims
People leave messages at a makeshift memorial near a Tops Grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 15. Photo: Usman Khan/AFP via Getty Images