Friday's technology stories

Sam Sabin
Aug 5, 2022 - Technology

Twitter admits breach that exposed phone numbers, email addresses

Illustration of the twitter bird logo as an open padlock
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

A bitcoin whale's last word at the helm

Photo illustration of Michael Saylor.
Photo illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios. Photo: Courtesy of MicroStrategy
Hope King
Aug 5, 2022 - Economy & Business

Amazon to buy Roomba maker iRobot

iRobot Inc. signage is displayed outside of the company's headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.,
(Photo: Michael Fein/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

What we're driving: Kia's electric, control-morphing EV6

Photo of a Kia EV6 plugged into a charging station on an urban street.
2022 Kia EV6 is the Korean carmaker's first electric model. Photo courtesy of Kia
Ina Fried
Aug 5, 2022 - Technology
Column / Signal Boost

How Anker found billions in batteries and chargers

Photo illustration of Steven Yang with abstract shapes and Anker's lightning bolt logo.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photo: Courtesy of Anker

How "virtual production" is making next-gen movie magic

Pixomondo's virtual production studio.
Pixomondo's virtual production studio. Photo courtesy of Paramount+

Meta shuts down Russian troll farm linked to sanctioned Putin ally

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin shows Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin his school lunch factory outside Saint Petersburg on September 20, 2010.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin with businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. Photo: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images
Hope King
Aug 4, 2022 - Economy & Business

Gig work platforms post record results

a food delivery back with DoorDash logo
Photos: Bloomberg, Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images

Twitter slams Elon Musk's response to its lawsuit

Photo illustration of Elon Musk next to the twitter logo.
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Stephen Totilo
Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

Activision quarterly earnings show Call of Duty’s vulnerability

Video game screenshot of soldiers running on the deck of a warship
Call of Duty: Vanguard. Screenshot: Activision
Alex Fitzpatrick
Updated Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

Instagram's TikTok-ification drives an exodus to rivals

Illustrated animation of the Instagram logo's color draining.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A new online tutoring bundle aims to help kids catch up

Illustration of a notebook and computer juxtaposed with handwritten and typed abc's on the devices.
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios
Ashley Gold
Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

FEC draft OKs Google plan to keep campaign emails out of spam

Illustration of an envelope with a notifications dot showing an  elephant.
Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios
Joann Muller
Aug 4, 2022 - Technology

GM's hands-free driving tech is set for a massive expansion

A woman driving hands-free in a Cadillac Escalade
A Cadillac Escalade equipped with GM's hands-free Super Cruise technology. Photo courtesy of GM

Online privacy bill faces daunting roadblocks

Illustration of a large gavel surrounded on all sides by orange traffic cones
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios