Vergecast: Instagram’s risky week and Big Tech earnings

Vergecast: Instagram’s risky week and Big Tech earnings

Summary : On Fridays, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.

The show starts with the biggest news from the week — Instagram and the controversy around the changes to its app. Today’s episode walks through the whole story.

The rest of the show focuses on the quarterly earnings of some big tech companies — Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Spotify, and Comcast — and what that info may mean for their future products.

• Meta and Apple in ‘deep’ competition to build the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg tells staff
• Yes, it’s weird for the two-year-old Meta Quest 2 to go up in price
• Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram
• Meta reports revenue decline for the first time in Q2 earnings
• Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more
• Comcast’s broadband business stopped growing for the first time ever
• Spotify amps up fiction podcasts with new leader of scripted content
• Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta ensures you can’t hide your mistakes with an edit
• Apple’s new Home app in iOS 16 is better but still half-baked
• SpaceX says Dish’s 5G plan would be ‘detrimental’ to millions of Starlink users
• You can rewatch Game of Thrones in 4K on HBO Max next month