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G/O Media sells Gizmodo.

Keleops publishes four consumer tech websites: Journal du Geek, 01net, Presse Citron and iPhon. Jean-Guillaume Kleis, the chief executive of Keleops, said in an interview on Tuesday that the company had been looking to make an acquisition in the United States for several years and Gizmodo was “an obvious choice.”

G/O Media, owned by private equity firm Great Hill Partners and comprised of former Gawker Media titles, doesn't actually own its namesake publications anymore. The O stood for Onion and the G stood for Gizmodo.

Over the past 4 years the firm has sold ClickHole to Cards Against Humanity, Lifehacker to Ziff Davis, Jezebel, The A.V. Club and Splinter News to Paste, Deadspin to Lineup Publishing, The Takeout to Static Media and The Onion to Global Tetrahedron. All that remains is:

business news site Quartz, African-American culture outlet The Root, gaming site Kotaku, gearhead publication Jalopnik, and commerce site The Inventory.

Resistance is futile: Microsoft will screenshot everything you do, whether you like it or not.

Microsoft Recall, the new AI feature that stores 30-days of screenshots, passwords and sensitive material-included, is enabled by default on new Copilot+ PCs. As in, there is no option to disable it when first setting up your computer.

Just wait for this option to be further buried by Microsoft, as the gradual decline of Windows 11 continues. You will subscribe to Microsoft 365 and Game Pass. You will use Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft stole my Chrome tabs, and it wants yours, too
Microsoft Edge is misbehaving.

You will buy a Zune and message your friends and family on Microsoft Teams (?).

Vox.com redesign takes cues from The Verge, moves to Wordpress.

Nice post from Thomas Stang, Engineering Lead at Vox Media, on the transition from Vox Media's Chorus CMS to Wordpress. Some interesting tidbits:

The Journey from The Verge to Vox.com
In September of 2022, The Verge launched an ambitious new site. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel introduced the site in a post that highlighted its complete redesign and innovative homepage featuring the storystream news feed.
Over the following months, shifts and changes in our teams made the task of migration ahead of us even more challenging, as we lost some exceptional teammates and institutional knowledge. Despite these setbacks, we began planning the migration. Duet would remain the front-end platform, supporting all brand sites migrating to WordPress using a decoupled architecture. This required refactoring Duet to source data from a completely different API.
Though Polygon was nearing completion, we decided to migrate Vox News as the first brand on WordPress. Vox had the least brand-specific CMS features, making it a strategic starting point. By migrating Vox first, we could develop the majority of the features used by Chorus brands, adding new functionality with each subsequent migration.
I honestly can’t imagine the migration process going any smoother than it did. In just seven months, we built an extensive feature set into WordPress, migrated all of Vox’s content and media library, implemented a comprehensive GraphQL API, completed development of our component library, refactored the front-end platform to use a new schema and API, and launched a new, redesigned brand site.

The redesign takes a lot of cues from The Verge's 2022 redesign, excluding the introduction of 'Quick Posts'. Verge Editor in Chief Nilay Patel has previously expressed interest in integrating The Verge with ActivityPub.

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Gloss is hosted by Compiled on the Ghost CMS and will definitely also be adding ActivityPub support as soon as their integration launches.

Check out the Daylight computer.

Daylight Computer joins the anti-tech space race
There’s a growing sentiment in Silicon Valley that the solution to our overabundance of tech is more tech. Last Friday the Daylight Computer Company introduced the DC-1 - a 10.5 inch tablet with a heavily guarded and non-specific “LivePaper” screen technology. In a comment on Hacker News, founder and

If it’s really a better technology than e-ink, with all the benefits, I’m paying attention.

(Don’t give them the US$100 deposit to pre-order yet though - they haven’t even revealed the details).

Daylight Computer Co.
The world’s first blue-light free computer.

I just wanted the camera bump to go away.

I'm all for the new iPad Pro being thicker for battery life or for less processor throttling, but the camera bump? Ridiculous. Would love an iPad that can sit on a table and be used with an Apple Pencil without wobbling.