Amazon Prime Day Event Is July 16-17

Amazon has announced its 10th Prime Day Event, scheduling the popular e-commerce shopping period for July 16 through July 17.

Elon Musk Scores Big Win in Twitter Severance Pay Case

Elon Musk scored a major legal victory, with a judge throwing out one of the severance lawsuits the CEO is facing following his takeover of Twitter.

Legacy Media’s Struggle: Can AI and Cloud Computing Revive the Industry?

Ellison asserts that legacy media has largely failed to incorporate best-in-class technology across its operations. “They are not tech, and they have not brought those disciplines together,” Greenfield emphasized. The crux of the issue lies in not just adopting technology but also creating a synergy between content production and technological innovation.

Instagram Will Not Pursue Long-Form Videos

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri has thrown cold water on the possibility of the platform pursuing long-form videos, saying they don’t align with the company’s goals.

Redesigned Tesla Model Y Possibly Coming Next Year

Tesla could unveil a redesigned Model Y next year, with a possible prototype spotted recently in California.

Wedbush: iPhone 16 Will Be ‘a Massive Upgrade Cycle’

Wedbush is the latest to believe the iPhone 16 will be a “massive upgrade cycle” for Apple, driven largely by China and Apple’s announced AI features.

Paramount Agrees to Merger Deal With Skydance

Paramount has agreed to a merger deal with Skydance, ending weeks of speculation about the studio’s future and who would own it.

Microsoft AI CEO Says Online Content Is Fair Game

Microsoft AI CEO Mustafa Suleyman has raised eyebrows, saying online content is fair game for training AI models.

AWS Investigates Perplexity AI Scraping Allegations

AWS is investigating allegations that Perplexity AI used the company’s cloud platform for unauthorized website scraping.

Reddit Is Updating Its Policies to Crack Down On AI Scraping

Reddit is updating its policies in an apparent effort to crack down on AI companies scraping the site for content to train AI models.

Google Search Is Eliminating Continuous Scroll

Google is making a major change to its Google Search results, eliminating continuous scrolling in favor of old-style page-based results.

Netflix May Unveil a Free Ad-Based Plan, but Not in the US

Netflix is reportedly considering a free ad-based plan in some market, although there are not plans to offer it in the US.

Slack Will Begin Deleting Older Content From Free Workspaces

Slack announced a significant change to its platform, saying it will “begin deleting messages and files more than one year old from free workspaces on a rolling basis.”

Tim Cook: ‘I Would Never Claim’ AI Won’t Hallucinate

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken on the topic of AI hallucinating, saying he would never say the technology is 100% foolproof.

Fitbit Is Sunsetting Its Web Dashboard

Fitbit is sunsetting its Fitbit.com web dashboard, saying it will no longer be available after July 8, 2024.

X Is ‘Making Likes Private for Everyone’

Social media platform X announced that it is making Like private for everyone, a feature that was previously only available to X Premium accounts.

Apple May Eventually Provide Google Gemini Integration After All

Apple may integrate Google’s Gemini AI model alongside OpenAI’s ChatGPT at some point in the future, with the company wanting to give customers choice.

Women in Cybersecurity: A Conversation with Rinki Sethi, CISO of BILL

Rinki Sethi’s impressive career spans two decades, during which she has held significant positions at major companies such as PG&E, Walmart, eBay, Intuit, Palo Alto Networks, IBM, Rubrik, and Twitter before joining BILL. “I’ve been here two and a half years, leading the IT and security organization,” she shared.

eBay Dropping American Express ‘Due to Unacceptably High Fees’

eBay announced that it will no longer accept American Express, beginning August 17, 2024, citing “unacceptably high fees.”

Windows Recall Will ‘Set Cybersecurity Back a Decade’

Cybersecurity researcher Kevin Beaumont says Microsoft Recall is ” going to deliberately set cybersecurity back a decade & endanger customers.”

Boeing’s Manned Starliner Launch Scrubbed Again

Boeing’s issues continue to mount, with the company’s first manned Starliner launch scrubbed yet again, this time due to a computer error.

Microsoft Bing and Copilot Are Down

Microsoft’s Bing search engine is down, with users also reporting Copilot is also experiencing an outage.

Toshiba Laying Off 4,000 Employees

Toshiba is laying off 4,000 employees in Japan, the latest issue for the company that was recently delisted by its private equity firm owners, Japan Industrial Partners (JIP).

Amazon Is Poised to Surpass Walmart As the Largest US Retailer

Amazon is quickly overtaking Walmart as the largest US retailer, thanks to nearly double the growth rate as the Arkansas-based company.

IBM and Palo Alto Networks Forge Pioneering AI-Powered Cybersecurity Partnership

Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks, echoed Krishna’s sentiments, emphasizing the transformative potential of the partnership. “This is a historic day for our companies and our customers. Together, we are setting a new standard in cybersecurity,” he said. “Our combined expertise and innovative technologies will enable us to deliver superior security solutions that are both scalable and highly effective.”

The Path to Becoming a Great CFO

The question “What does it take to become a great CFO?” is a common one posed to Larry Chester, President of CFO Simplified. Whether you are an aspiring CFO or a business owner looking to hire one, understanding the key qualities that ensure success in this crucial role is paramount.

AWS CEO Adam Selipsky Is Resigning

In a surprise announcement, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky has announced he is resigning from the role he has had for the last three years.

Google Messages Is Getting a Major New Feature

Google is adding a major new feature to Google Messages, giving users the ability to edit texts that have been sent.

McDonald’s Issues Dire Warning Amid Economic Concerns

“This is not just about McDonald’s; it’s a signal about the broader economic landscape,” says Steven Van Metre, a financial analyst. “The fact that McDonald’s feels the need to promote low-cost meal options aggressively indicates that a significant portion of their customer base is struggling financially. This is a red flag for the overall health of the economy.”

OpenAI Unveils GPT-4o With Real-Time Capabilities

OpenAI took the wraps off of its latest AI model, GPT-4o designed to “reason across audio, vision, and text in real time.”

The AI Tidal Wave is Here, Apple’s ‘AI App Store’ to Lead the Way

Cook is expected to lay out the company’s strategy for AI. “It’s probably the most important event for Apple in a decade,” said Ives, emphasizing the significance of AI on the services side for developers. He believes this could lead to the creation of an “AI app store.”

UFO Program Kona Blue Declassified and Discredited. What Are They Hiding?

The ambition to “identify potentially disruptive technologies” and “handle unusual and unique biological specimens” offers a tantalizing picture of a world where the pursuit of truth about extraterrestrial life is not just confined to science fiction but firmly rooted in scientific inquiry.

Google Cloud Accidentally Deletes Customer’s Account and Data, Crippling Them

UniSuper and its members know who to blame for UniSuper’s services going offline, with Google Cloud taking responsibility for deleting the superannuation fund’s private cloud account.

Pay-Per-Click Advertising: A 2024 Analysis of Trends and Economic Impact

Let’s examine the Pay-Per-Click Advertising Trends of 2024 in terms of economic impact. Check out more below.

The AI Revolution is Unmistakably Underway

Ultimately, the AI revolution represents an unparalleled opportunity for innovation and economic growth. “We’re in the early stages of a paradigm shift,” said Huang. “The way we think about computing and problem-solving is changing fundamentally.”Dan Ives is similarly enthusiastic: “This is a get-out-the-popcorn moment.

Microsoft: AI Is a Business Imperative, but The Hard Work Is Just Beginning

Microsoft and LinkedIn released the 2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report with AI taking center stage, both for its adoption and the challenges that lie ahead.

SpaceX Gears Up for Starship Flight Test 4 with Unprecedented Upgrades and Preparations

The technological advances and rigorous testing at Boca Chica are at the heart of SpaceX’s preparation for Starship Flight Test 4. This phase of development is not only about refining the spacecraft but also about validating a host of new technologies that will be crucial for the success of future missions.

Google Engineers Reflect on Lessons from Building Gemini AI

“Imagine an AI that not only automates tasks but also provides insights that help shape strategic decisions. That’s where we see Gemini heading,” he explained. Danenberg’s vision for Gemini involves creating a tool that acts less like a passive service and more like an active partner in business innovation.

Groq’s Revolutionary LPU Ushers in a New Era of AI: “We Make Machine Learning Human”

“Unlike traditional GPUs, which perform a broad array of tasks, our LPU is intricately designed to optimize the inference performance of AI workloads, particularly those involving language processing,” explained Maheshwari. He elaborated on the architecture of the LPU, describing it as a “tensor streaming processor that excels in executing high-volume linear algebra, which is fundamental to machine learning.”

Big Media Gaming Google At the Expense of Independent Sites

Wonder why newspapers and major media sites show up when searching for product reviews? It’s because those sites are gaming Google at the expense of better, independent options.

Skyrocketing Fast Food Prices Trigger Consumer Outrage and Corporate Panic

“The price of a quarter pounder meal at McDonald’s, a staple for many American families, has nearly doubled, pushing the cost to around $10. This price point is nearly three times what it was a decade ago,” Jeremy noted in a recent video. He reflects on the impact this has on typical American families who, amid their busy schedules, have traditionally relied on fast food for quick, budget-friendly meals.

Musk Plans More Layoffs As Tesla Starts Looking Like Twitter

Elon Musk is reportedly preparing to lay off hundred of additional Tesla employees as the CEO grows frustrated with his executives at the company.

California’s $20 Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers: A Misguided Measure That Hurts Those It Aims to Help

The wage hike was intended to alleviate the financial strain on fast-food employees. Yet, it has precipitated a chain reaction of price increases that have disproportionately impacted the very demographic it aimed to support—the state’s lower-income workers.

New iPad Pro May Feature the M4, Upstage Apple’s Macs

Apple may be on the verge of a major shakeup of its Mac and iPad lineup, with the upcoming iPad Pro possibly incorporating the company’s M4 chip.

Elon Musk’s Surprise China Trip Marks a ‘Watershed Moment’ for Tesla, Says Dan Ives of Wedbush Securities

Speaking on Bloomberg Surveillance, Ives highlighted the strategic importance of the visit, which appears to have secured crucial regulatory approvals from Chinese authorities. “This is three years in the making. It unlocks a golden opportunity not just for Tesla in China, but I think globally. It’s a game changer,” Ives stated.

Amazon Shatters Delivery Speed Records, Setting New Industry Standards in 2024

“In the first quarter alone, we’ve not only met but exceeded our previous records, delivering an astonishing volume of products with incredible speed,” Herrington stated. “In March, nearly 60% of Prime member orders in the top 60 largest U.S. metropolitan areas arrived the same day or the next day.”

How Apple Can Leapfrog Its AI Rivals

Apple has fallen woefully behind its big tech rivals in the realm of AI development, but the company has unique strengths that can help it leapfrog the competition.

Trade School Triumph: Young Americans Skip College for Faster Paths to Success

Trade schools offer an accelerated path to the workforce, with programs lasting between seven and fifteen months. This efficiency in education and practical skills training align closely with industry needs. Shaw noted, “We teach you just the skills you need to launch your career so that certain careers would require more hours of training, and others are less intensive.”

Elon Musk Defends Free Speech Against Australian Censorship Demands

“How can you have Democratic discourse without Free Speech?” Brand questioned, challenging the narrative pushed by governments seeking to limit platform freedoms under the guise of public safety and moral decency.

Ron Baron Predicts a Revolutionary Future for Tesla and SpaceX

Despite the challenges and skepticism, Baron’s discussion reflected a deep-seated belief in Musk’s companies’ transformative impact. “Tesla is everywhere. If they can execute on these robotaxis and produce these low-cost cars… we’re looking at a whole new paradigm,” he declared.

T-Mobile Is Cracking Down On Where Users Deploy Its Home Internet

T-Mobile is cracking down on where users deploy its Home Internet, forcing users to verify the address where the service will be used.

Get Ready For Your Plumber to Spy On You, Thanks to ‘Stasi Amendment’ Surveillance Bill

Following its passage in the House, Section 702 is up for a vote in the Senate Friday, expanding US surveillance efforts with what is being called the “Stasi Amendment.”

Microsoft’s Security Issues: Why the Company Is Failing

Microsoft has been rocked by one security breach after another, leading to major scrutiny and questions about why the company seems incapable of warding off bad actors.

Abrupt Layoffs at Tesla Spark Outrage and Concern

Armen Hareyan from Torque News, who reported on the layoffs, expressed his dismay at the company’s approach. “Can you imagine that? Being laid off from a company you love so much in such a way,” Hareyan remarked during his update, underscoring the abruptness and harshness of Tesla’s method.

Navigating the New Frontiers of B2B Marketing Measurement Amid Regulatory Shifts

As regulatory landscapes shift, particularly with the phasing out of third-party cookies, B2B marketers face significant challenges in tracking and optimizing return on investment (ROI). Samuel detailed the distinctions between first-party and third-party data, emphasizing the increased importance of first-party data as privacy regulations tighten.

Inside Apple’s Unprecedented iPad Delay: What’s Holding Back the 2024 Releases?

With a tentative launch scheduled for the first week of May 2024, Apple aims to regain its footing in the market. The new release date closely aligns with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), suggesting that Apple may be timing its new iPad rollout to coincide with other major software announcements.

Google Fires Back Over California’s ‘Link Tax,’ Threatens to Block News

Google is pushing back against a pending bill in California that would force the search giant to pay for displaying news articles.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Pro Subscription Takes On Data Brokers

DuckDuckGo announced its Privacy Pro subscription, offering users VPN, Personal Information Removal, and Identity Theft Restoration.

CISA Issues Emergency Directive Over Microsoft Email Breach

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an emergency directive regarding a Microsoft email breach in late 2023.

Adam Neumann Makes a Comeback with Launch of FLOW

But what exactly sets FLOW apart in the competitive world of real estate? According to Neumann, it’s all about the experience. “FLOW is an experience-first residential real estate company,” he explained. “We’re vertically integrated, with technology, operations, and design all working harmoniously to create value for our residents.”

CISA Warns of Sisense Customer Data Breach

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is warning of a customer data breach at Sisense.

Elon Musk’s Breakthrough: Transforming the Landscape of Technology

In this comprehensive exploration we delve into Musk’s groundbreaking work with Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink, examining the transformative impact of his innovations on the future of transportation, space exploration, and human-machine interaction.

Amazon Ending Program That Pays Devs to Create Alexa Apps

Amazon is ending a program that pays developers to create Alexa apps, a program that helped drive the Alexa ecosystem.

Unlocking Local SEO Success: A Comprehensive Guide

“Local businesses often pour substantial resources into their digital marketing efforts, only to find themselves overshadowed by competitors in the Google Map Pack,” remarks local SEO expert Mark Smith. “Understanding the nuances of local SEO is paramount to leveling the playing field and maximizing visibility in local search results.”

X’s Grok AI Thinks Jokes Are Actual News Stories

X’s (formerly Twitter )Grok AI is a bit of joke, thanks to it thinking jokes are real news stories and promoting them as such.

Microsoft Outlook Is Now Spyware That Shares Your Data With 801 Companies

Microsoft is once again under fire for its efforts to monetize users at the expense of privacy, this time by mining data from Outlook and sharing it with 801 other companies.

System76 Is Poised to Cause a COSMIC Shift In the Linux Desktop Space

System76, maker of the popular Pop!_OS Linux distro, is poised to cause a massive shift in the Linux desktop space in the coming months.

Apple May Be Ready to Tackle Robots

On the heals of its exit from developing autonomous vehicles, Apple is reportedly looking at the possibility of developing home robots.

FCC Poised to Bring Back Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on restoring net neutrality, a move with wide-ranging industry support.

Microsoft Announces Expensive Option for Those Who Want to Continue Using Windows 10

Microsoft has announced an expensive extended support option for those who want to continue using Windows 10 beyond its EOL date.

Navigating the Economics of YouTube: Understanding Ad Revenue and Maximizing Earnings

On average, channels earn around $15.50 per thousand views, but this figure can fluctuate depending on several factors, including the channel’s niche and the types of ads displayed. Matt notes that while some channels may earn closer to the higher end of the spectrum, many fall within the five- to ten-dollar range.

Apple Unveils Groundbreaking AI Breakthrough That Beats ChatGPT: The Realm of Contextual Understanding

In the relentless pursuit of innovation, Apple Inc. has once again asserted its dominance in artificial intelligence (AI) with a series of groundbreaking advancements. Over the past year, the tech giant has spearheaded a dozen AI breakthroughs, each poised to reshape not only the company’s future but also humanity’s trajectory. The latest revelation from Cupertino, […]

Rubrik’s Potential IPO: A Look at the Moves and Market Expectations

Notably, Rubrik’s unique profile sets it apart from recent IPO darlings. It offers a glimpse into the intersection of cloud data security and market demand. Backed by industry giants like Microsoft, Rubrik occupies a pivotal position within the burgeoning cybersecurity sector, poised to capitalize on growing demand for cloud-based solutions.

California’s New $20 Fast Food Minimum Wage Sends Shockwaves Through Franchisees

Addressing how franchise owners navigate these challenges, Rodrick outlined a multifaceted approach focused on maximizing efficiency and exploring alternative revenue streams. “One of the most critical levers I can use as a business owner is price,” he explained. “But I can’t charge $20 for a Happy Meal.”

Apple Faces Existential Threat Amid Regulatory Pressure

As the company grapples with the existential threat posed by regulatory intervention, it must also confront the specter of identity erosion—the gradual erosion of the principles that have long defined Apple’s brand. From its products’ iconic design aesthetics to the seamless integration of hardware and software, Apple’s identity is inextricably linked to its commitment to innovation and differentiation.

Boeing’s Starliner Saga: A Tale of High Hopes Dashed, SpaceX’s Triumph, and the Fight for Cosmic Dominance!

While Boeing grapples with challenges, SpaceX continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in space exploration. Despite previous setbacks, the upcoming fourth flight test of SpaceX’s Starship reflects the company’s determination to overcome obstacles and realize its ambitious goals.

Amazon’s Office Space Exodus: A Harbinger of Commercial Real Estate Turmoil

Amazon intends to allow certain leases to expire naturally, halt the use of particular office floors, and negotiate early lease terminations for select buildings. This tactical retreat from office space is emblematic of a broader trend sweeping through corporate America as companies grapple with the economic fallout from the pandemic and the rise of remote work.

Apple Faces Legal Battle: Threatens to Upend Decades of Innovation

In a startling turn of events, Apple finds itself embroiled in a legal battle that could reshape the very foundation of its business model and alter the technological landscape it has long dominated. The tech giant, celebrated for its revolutionary products like the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, now faces a formidable challenge that threatens to dismantle everything it has built over the past 47 years.

Xbox Faces Backlash Over “Bud Light Moment” … then Elon Musk Tweet Slams!

“It should not be acceptable for any company in the gaming industry to be racist and sexist against ‘white guys’,” Musk tweeted. “But what if it’s beyond that though? What if it’s actually written into your company’s ethos?”

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Beats ChatGPT For The First Time

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus has achieved a major milestone, beating out OpenAI’s ChatGPT on the crowdsourced Chatbot Arena.

UPS Sets Sights on Automation to Drive Future Growth

“As we look ahead, automation will be a key driver of our growth and operational efficiency,” Tomé asserted, emphasizing technology’s pivotal role in shaping UPS’s evolution. Against an increasingly dynamic and competitive market landscape, UPS is doubling down on automation to enhance productivity, streamline operations, and deliver unparalleled customer service worldwide.

Opera Sees Massive Growth On Mobile, Thanks to EU’s DMA

Opera is experiencing massive growth on iOS and Android, thanks to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) that helped level the playing field.

OpenAI’s Sora Unleashes Creative Revolution: Redefining Artistry in the Digital Age!

OpenAI has extended priority access to Sora to a select group of creatives and artists, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the platform’s evolution. OpenAI envisions Sora as a catalyst for transformative change in the creative landscape by fostering a symbiotic relationship between human ingenuity and AI-driven capabilities.

Tesla Announces Free Full Self-Driving Trial for All U.S. Customers

“We want to give everyone the chance to experience the future of transportation,” Musk stated during the event. “With this free trial, customers will have the opportunity to see for themselves the incredible capabilities of our Full Self-Driving system.”

Tesla’s AI Breakthrough: What It Means for the Future of Autonomous Driving

The implications of this breakthrough are far-reaching. For years, Tesla has been at the forefront of autonomous driving research, leveraging neural network architectures and vast amounts of real-world data to train its self-driving algorithms. However, the lack of sufficient compute resources has been a bottleneck, limiting the pace of progress in refining these systems.

EU Investigating Alphabet, Apple, & Meta For DMA Non-Compliance

The EU Commission is opening investigations into Alphabet, Apple, and Meta over possible non-compliance with the Digital Markets Act.

Apple’s Paranoia, Hubris, & Hypocrisy to Blame For DOJ’s Lawsuit

The DOJ launched a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of abusing its smartphone monopoly and attacking several key aspects of the company’s business. Unfortunately, Apple has only itself to blame.

Trump’s Truth Social Deal: A Windfall Amidst Business Struggles

Trump’s fervent supporters have rallied behind Digital World Acquisition, driving its stock price to unprecedented heights akin to the enthusiasm surrounding GameStop during the pandemic. This surge has inflated Truth Social’s valuation to $6 billion, potentially catapulting Trump’s majority stake into billions.

Reddit’s IPO Surges 40% on Debut, Valuation Exceeds $9 Billion

Reddit saw its shares soar by an impressive 40%, trading at around $48 to $49 per share. The social media platform’s valuation now stands just above $9 billion, including restricted stock and options, marking a significant milestone for the company.

US DOJ Sues Apple for ‘Monopolizing Smartphone Markets’

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Apple for “monopolizing smartphone markets” and harming consumers.

AWS and Nvidia Collaborate On Blackwell-Powered Supercomputer

AWS is wasting no time deploying Nvidia’s new Blackwell GPU platform designed to power the next generation of AI models.

How the TikTok Ban Could Set a Dangerous Precedent

Much has been written about the proposed TikTok ban that sailed through the US House on March 13, with some speaking for and against the merits. Unfortunately, much of the debate misses the big picture.

AI’s Impact on Hollywood: Innovation, Opportunity, and Concerns

Yet, amidst the excitement surrounding AI’s potential, concerns linger over its impact on jobs and the artistic process. The union representing Hollywood crews is advocating for safeguards against potential job displacement resulting from AI integration, with discussions of strike action looming on the horizon.

Real Estate Revolution: NAR Shakes Up Industry with $418 Million Settlement

In a seismic shift for the real estate world, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has inked a groundbreaking $418 million settlement to address claims .of industry collusion and high agent commissions. This landmark agreement promises to reshape how Americans buy and sell homes

Lower End Developers Will Be Replaced By AI!

Lower-end developers who fail to adhere to best practices risk being replaced by AI. “As developers, we need to be proactive and learn to work alongside AI,” Robinson advised.

OpenAI’s Figure One: A Revolutionary Leap in Humanoid Robotics

At the heart of Figure One’s prowess lies its ability to seamlessly integrate vision-based perception with natural language understanding. This enables it to perceive and interact with its environment in a manner reminiscent of human cognition.

Why Ban TikTok? It’s All About the Data!

In a recent congressional hearing, Ivan Sirini, the CEO of Faruk Security, delivered a comprehensive testimony shedding light on TikTok’s data collection practices and the associated privacy concerns. His comments may have sparked bipartisan concerns about TikTok, which led to today’s vote by the House to ban the platform. Sirini’s discourse, which delved into the […]

Experts Warn That a TikTok Ban Is Needed—But Not Enough

In the wake of the US House voting overwhelmingly to ban TikTok or force a sale, experts are praising the decision while warning it is not enough.

Apple Evolves App Distribution in the EU: What Developers Need to Know

The tech giant’s latest updates include provisions enabling developers to distribute apps directly from webpages, tailor in-app promotions to suit their preferences, and access a slew of new APIs to facilitate seamless app distribution and integration with system functionality.

Glean’s Meteoric Rise: CEO Discusses $200 Million Series D Round

Glean’s AI-powered search engine is akin to having Google or ChatGPT embedded within an organization but explicitly tailored to harness the vast troves of internal company data and information.

Tesla Gigafactory Near Berlin Restores Power Following Arson Attack

In a dramatic turn of events, power has been restored earlier than expected at the Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin following a week-long outage caused by arson, the factory’s chief announced Monday.

Uber and Lyft Threaten to Pull Out of Minneapolis Over Driver Minimum Wage Mandate

The standoff highlights the challenges inherent in regulating the gig economy, where traditional labor laws often struggle to keep pace with evolving business models.

Google’s Sundar Pichai: A CEO Under Siege

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai is under siege, with critics inside and outside of Google calling for his departure.

Elon Musk’s X to Rival YouTube with Smart TV App Launch

As X prepares to launch its smart TV app and expand its presence in the video streaming space, all eyes will be on Musk and his team to see if they can disrupt the status quo and carve out a niche in an industry dominated by giants like YouTube.

Android 15 Could Finally Bring Satellite Texting

Android 15 could be gaining a major new feature, one that will help it leapfrog iOS by removing a key limitation Apple users deal with.

Lex Fridman: Google’s Gemini 1.5 is “Super Woke”

Lex Fridman has unleashed scathing criticism against Google’s latest AI model, Gemini 1.5, branding it “super woke” with a negative connotation. Lex highlighted several eyebrow-raising aspects of Gemini 1.5, including its modification of historical figures, such as generating images of a black George Washington.

EU Commission Rules Its Use of Microsoft 365 Infringes Data Protection Law

The EU Commission has ruled that its use of Microsoft 365 infringes on the bloc’s data protection law, necessitating changes.

Microsoft Says Source Code Stolen In Attack By Nation-State Actor

Microsoft has revealed more details about the attack it suffered at the hands of Midnight Blizzard, saying the group stole source code.

Harnessing the Power of User-Generated Content for Brand Advocacy

Learn more about how to harness the power of user generated content for brand advocacy in the article below.

Linux Desktop Adoption Accelerates, Tops 4%

According to the latest data, Linux officially has more than 4% desktop market share, a marked acceleration of its adoption.

OpenAI: AI Content Detectors Don’t Work

OpenAI has thrown cold water on those hoping for an easy way to detect AI-generated content, saying such tools don’t work.

Amazon Brings One Medical to Prime Members For $9 a Month

Amazon continues its foray into the health services market, making One Medical services available to Prime members for $9 per month.

Microsoft Briefly Blocked Employees From Using ChatGPT

Microsoft created a stir when it blocked its own employees from using ChatGPT, citing privacy and security concerns.

Congress Wants to Help Rural Telecoms Replace Chinese Equipment

A bipartisan bill in the US House of Representatives would provide money for rural telecoms to replace equipment made by Chinese companies.

T-Mobile Abandons Plan to Force Customers to Upgrade Their Plans

T-Mobile has officially abandoned plans to force customers to upgrade to more expensive plans following predictable blowback.

Maine Government Data Breach Impacts 1.3 Million

The State of Maine has disclosed it suffered a MOVEit data breach, one that has impacted some 1.3 million individuals.

YouTube’s War On Ad Blockers Challenged By Privacy Advocate

YouTube’s war on ad blockers is facing a legal challenge in the EU over Google’s use of JavaScript to determine when an ad blocker is in use.

Elon Musk: ‘Overwhelming Consensus’ On AI Regulation

Elon Musk has offered details on a meeting between tech leaders and lawmakers, saying there was “overwhelming consensus” in favor of AI regulation.

Cisco Kills Off Its Hyperflex Hyperconverged Infrastructure Line

Cisco has killed off its Hyperflex hyperconverged infrastructure line of products, blaming a changing market.

Amazon Sellers Can Now Use Generative AI to Create Product Descriptions

Amazon continues to invest in generative AI, applying it to the task of creating product descriptions for sellers.

Pop!_OS Cosmic Desktop Slated for 2024 Release

System76 has shared details on its upcoming Cosmic Desktop Environment (DE), saying it will be released in 2024.

Kaspersky Lays Off Staff, Will ‘Gradually Wind Down’ US Business

Kaspersky Lab has begun laying off US workers and will shutter its US business in the wake of a ban on sales of its cybersecurity products.

FBI Cracks Phone of Trump Shooter

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has updated the status of its investigation into Thomas Matthew Crooks, the man who shot former President Donald Trump.

Federal Court Pauses Net Neutrality

A federal court has paused the FCC’s net neutrality plans to give itself more time to determine if the rules will stand or be permanently overturned.

Google Gemini Scans Private Google Drive Files Without Permission

Google Gemini is apparently scanning private PDFs in users’ Google Drive accounts, the latest issue involving AI and privacy.

FBI Trying Unlock the Phone of Trump’s Shooter In Search For Answers

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it has acquired the phone of Matthew Crooks, the man who shot former President Donald Trump at a rally.

Night Owls Rejoice: Night Owls Score Higher In Cognitive Tests

A new study throws cold water on beliefs that being a night owl is bad for you, and could actually result in a boost in cognitive function.

Thunderbird 128 Brings More Rust Code and a Slew of Improvements

The Thunderbird teams has released the latest version, Thunderbird 128 “Nebula,” incorporating more Rust code, improving stability and performance, as well as improving the user experience.

GNOME Foundation Director Holly Million Resigns

The GNOME Foundation announced that Executive Director Holly Million has is resigning from the role, less than a year after accepting it.

Google Nearing a $23 Billion Deal to Purchase Wiz

Google is reportedly nearing a deal to purchase cybersecurity startup Wiz for $23 billion, making the acquisition the largest in the company’s history.

AT&T Reportedly Paid Small Fortune for Hacker to Delete Stolen Data

AT&T has reportedly paid hackers more roughly $370,000 to ensure hackers deleted data involving “phone call and text message records of nearly all of AT&T cellular customers.”

Head of Google Cloud Unhappy With Microsoft’s CISPE Deal

Amiz Zavery, VP/GM and Head of Platform for Google Cloud, is unhappy with Microsoft’s recent deal with CISPE, accusing the company of paying off the EU cloud coalition.

Hallmark Preparing to Launch Its Hallmark Plus Streaming Service

Hallmark is preparing to revamp its streaming service, with the rebranded Hallmark Plus slated for launch in September 2024.

Amazon Deploys Rufus AI Shopping Assistant to All US Customers

Amazon has made its generative AI-powered shopping assistant, Rufus, available to all US customers after several months of beta testing.

The EU AI Act Goes Into Effect August 1

The EU AI Act has been officially published in the EU’s Official Journal, meaning the law will be enforceable in 20 days, or August 1, 2024.

Google Cloud and Oracle Announce Cloud Partnership

Google Cloud and Oracle have announced a new partnership aimed at helping customers seamlessly migrate and run their their workload across the two platforms.

Senate Bill Would Protect Journalist and Artists From AI

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced the Content Origin Protection and Integrity from Edited and Deepfaked Media Act (COPIED Act) to protect journalists and artists.

Google Ends Support for Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google has officially ended support for Android 5.0, code-named Lollipop, with Android 6 now the lowest supported version.

EU Rules X’s Blue Checkmark ‘Devices Users’

The EU Commission has ruled that X’s (formerly Twitter) blue verification checkmark “deceives users” and represents a type of “dark pattern.”

Fujitsu Details Non-Ransomware Cyberattack

Fujitsu has provided additional details on a cyberattack it initially disclosed in March, clarifying the incident was not a ransomware attack.

openSUSE Aeon Introduces ‘Comprehensive Full Disk Encryption’

openSUSE Aeon has announced plans to introduce comprehensive full disk encryption (FDE) by default, improving the security of the Linux distro.

Germany Set to Phase Out Huawei and ZTE 5G Equipment

Germany is working to phase out Huawei and ZTE 5G equipment, the latest country to try to end its dependence on 5G equipment made by Chinese companies.

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