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Now Elon Musk says he won’t fire 75% of Twitter’s staff

Nov 24, 2022

Elon Musk told Twitter employees Wednesday that he’s not planning on laying off 75% of staff when he takes over the company, Bloomberg reports, citing “people familiar with the matter.” This is a walk back from what Musk reportedly said last week. The celebrity executive denied the previously reported number when he addressed employees at Twitter’s San Francisco office on Wednesday. The “Chief Twit” as his Twitter profile now describes, posted a video of himself walking into T ...read more

Seattle startup and U.S. universities land $3.77M USDA grant to develop AI tech for indoor farming

Nov 24, 2022

The Koidra team in Vietnam, where its second office is located. (Koidra Photo) The news: Seattle-based indoor agriculture startup Koidra will share a $3.77 million research grant with Ohio State University, Rutgers University, Cornell University and the University of Arizona. The four-year grant was awarded to Ohio State University by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Koidra will lead the core of the project. The grant is unique for its academic-industry collaboration, said Koidra of ...read more

Investigation: Child Protective Services Agencies Nearly Always Blow Off Warrant Requirements To Enter Homes

Nov 24, 2022

from the seems-we-know-who-the-real-abusive-party-is-here dept Governments set up rules governing how they govern. Then they ignore them. So, what’s the point? Is it a nod to decorum before the proverbial government party guest throws up in the bathtub and hits on your mom? If the law says an entry order or warrant is needed to enter people’s homes to investigate alleged crimes against children and you choose to ignore that law, that should make you a lawbreaker. Instead, it just makes y ...read more

Microsoft earnings preview: Analysts bullish on cloud business despite macro headwinds

Nov 24, 2022

Follow-up: Microsoft revenue growth slows as cloud business helps offset Windows decline Microsoft reports its latest financial report Tuesday, kicking off a big earnings week for tech giants amid ongoing economic uncertainty. The company’s quarterly results may serve as a bellwether for the rest of the enterprise software industry to see if demand has kept up in the face of numerous headwinds including supply chain issues, inflation, interest rate hikes, and the energy crisis in Eu ...read more

Seeking nominations for power players who are using social media to change the music industry

Nov 24, 2022

Social media continues to change the way we discover, market, and share new music and artists. Insider is seeking nominations for innovative creators, artists, or music label and social media execs. Music is no longer experienced and shared in a single way or on a single platform. And TikTok — as it continues to be the leading platform for music discovery and marketability – is not the only app transforming the music industry these days. Social-media companies are toying with new music ...read more

To die for! Direct-to-consumer casket company lives to see its product in a Taylor Swift video

Nov 24, 2022

Taylor Swift rises out of a Titan Casket like this one featured on the company’s website. (Titan Casket Photo) Any startup would die for the chance to have their product show up in a Taylor Swift music video. That’s just life for Titan Casket. The Bellevue, Wash., and Massachusetts-based direct-to-consumer casket company is feeling a bit of a viral pep in its step after one of its caskets served as a prop for the pop star in her new video “Anti-Hero.” The video, for a song off the ...read more

Tesla said to face criminal investigation by the Department of Justice over self-driving claims

Nov 24, 2022

Tesla is said to be facing a criminal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice facing claims made by the company regarding its “Autopilot” capabilities, Reuters reports, citing “three people familiar with the matter.” The inquiry was launched last year per the sources and was initiated following over a dozen accidents involving the active use of Tesla’s Autopilot system, some resulting in fatalities. Tesla, and in particular CEO Elon Musk have been bold in their ...read more

Ford takes $2.7B hit on Argo shutdown, shifts its bet to driver assist tech

Nov 24, 2022

As the third-quarter earnings drumbeat continues, we learned more about the state of global supply chains, global consumer appetite for big-ticket items and the future of self-driving technology. After the bell this afternoon, Ford beat Wall Street analyst revenue estimates of $36.25 billion, per Yahoo Finance , with automotive Q3 2022 top line of $37.2 billion , and total revenues of $39.25 billion, up 10% despite lingering supply chain issues. The company’s adjusted earnings per s ...read more

iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16 contain fixes for a zero-day exploit already seen in the wild

Nov 24, 2022

PSA: Apple has averaged about one zero-day vulnerability per month since January. The latest came with iOS 16, which hackers may have actively exploited over the last month. Apple issued iOS and iPadOS versions 16.1 and 16 earlier this week. Users with compatible devices should update them immediately. On Monday, Apple released a patch for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 to fix a critical vulnerability. The security weakness allows attackers to execute code with kernel-level privileges. An anonymous bug ...read more

Unfortunately, Paying For The Public Domain Already Exists In Many Countries

Nov 24, 2022

from the locking-up-the-public-domain dept A couple of weeks ago, we reported on a terrible idea in France: requiring companies to pay for the use of public domain material. As the post explained, this is a subversion of what it means for something to enter the public domain, and a betrayal of the implicit bargain of copyright. Fortunately, the plan was dropped, partly as a result of the outrage it generated. Naively, I assumed that this was a lucky escape, but that the idea would be back u ...read more