Vergecast: Wordle’s App Store clones, FTC’s Meta lawsuit moves forward, and PC’s big year


Every Friday, The edge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where we discuss the week in tech news with journalists and editors covering the biggest stories.

This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz and Russell Brandom start the show with news of Federal Judge James Boasberg allowing the FTC to pursue legal action against Meta. The crew explains why the case can move forward after a layoff last year and what can happen next.

The next topic of discussion focuses on the viral success of the web-based puzzle game wordle and the race to clone it. The Vergecast guides you through the drama, resulting in a bunch of wordle clones removed from the Apple App Store.

Later in the show, Edge Associate Editor Dan Seifert stops by for this week’s Gadget Conference. On the agenda: Canon printers ditching their DRM toner (for now), reports of the PC market seeing its first big growth in a decade, and takeaways from this year’s CES.

There’s plenty more discussed on this week’s show — like the White House hosting a tech summit, the Android 12 bug, and, of course, the RCS keynote — so listen here or in your favorite podcast player for the full discussion.

Here’s a full list of stories discussed on this week’s show:


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