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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal has to close by Friday or the trial is back on

Nov 24, 2022

Elon Musk’s on-again off-again plan to buy Twitter is on track to culminate in the billionaire taking control of the company this week. Musk is expected to close the deal by Friday, October 28, putting him officially in charge of one of the most prominent social networks in the world. Musk reportedly informed bankers of his plans to adhere to an October 28 deadline in a call on Monday. A collection of banks including Morgan Stanley and Bank of America is footing his purchase with $13 bi ...read more

Reddit Wins Against FOSTA Lawsuit: 9th Circuit Says FOSTA Requires Knowledge Of Violation

Nov 24, 2022

from the fosta-doesn't-do-what-you-want-it-to-do dept There’s this weird thing that people who hate Section 230 continue to ignore: that if you just take away Section 230, it doesn’t magically make companies liable for the actions of their users. If you studied the history of Section 230 (i.e., read Jeff Kosseff’s excellent book on the topic) or just had a passing familiarity with the nature of concepts such as scienter and mens rea, you might understand these things. But most people, f ...read more

Meta posts another revenue decline as investors voice metaverse concerns

Nov 24, 2022

Earlier this year, Meta posted its first quarterly revenue decline. Once again, Meta’s financials aren’t inspiring much faith in its investors this quarter. Meta’s revenue declined 4% year over year to hit $27.7 billion; but Meta CFO David Wehner pointed out on the earnings call today that some of this decline is owed to inflation. Meanwhile, net income was just $4.395 billion, down from $9.194 billion year over year. This decline in income is mostly due to Meta’s huge investment ...read more

Astronomers are finalizing a 3.2 gigapixel camera that'll map the sky over a decade

Nov 24, 2022

Something to look forward to: Engineers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California are finalizing work on what will be the world's largest digital camera. The 3,200-megapixel camera (that's 3.2 gigapixels) will be the crown jewel of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory's telescope, which is currently under construction in Chile. The camera features a 25-foot mirror to collect light and a 5.5-foot lens for focusing duties. According to Rubin Observatory Deputy Director Aaron Roodman, b ...read more

Brazil’s Governments Amps Up Anti-Free Speech Tactics Ahead Of National Election

Nov 24, 2022

from the gotta-keep-the-public-in-check-if-you-want-to-keep-on-winning dept The Brazilian government — under the “leadership” of Donald Trump Mutual Admiration Society member Jair Bolsonaro — has been steadily cracking down on free speech under the guise of saving the public from “fake news” and other misinformation. Over the past few years, it has ramped up efforts to eradicate content and reporting that it calls “fake news,” a term that refers to criticism of the ruling part ...read more

Ford, VW-backed Argo AI is shutting down

Nov 24, 2022

Argo AI, an autonomous vehicle startup that burst on the scene in 2017 stacked with a $1 billion investment, is shutting down — its parts being absorbed into its two main backers: Ford and VW, according to people familiar with the matter. During an all-hands meeting Wednesday, Argo AI employees were told that some people would receive offers from the two automakers, according to multiple sources who asked to not be named. It was unclear how many would be hired into Ford or VW and which compan ...read more

Daily Crunch: After buying Twitter, will Musk bite back at Apple’s in-app purchase fees?

Nov 24, 2022

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here . Wednesday, and we’re excited to bring you another round of our esteemed Daily Crunch newsletter. There’s a wide variety of morsels, nuggets, and other bite-sized delights, so let’s go! — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 99 Twitter problems, and Apple might have one : It’s no secret that Elon Musk thinks Apple’s 30% IAP (“inven ...read more

OceanGate explorers solve a 26-year-old mystery and document life near the Titanic

Nov 24, 2022

Corals and other creatures make their home on a reef near the Titanic. (OceanGate Expeditions Photo) During an expedition to the Titanic back in 1996, submersible pilot PH Nargeolet noticed a curious sonar blip that was coming from a site near the wreck. Was it a previously undetected piece of wreckage? An unexplored geological feature? Twenty-six years ago, the pilot wasn’t in a position to investigate further. But now a totally different Titanic expedition has solved the mystery, with N ...read more

OpenAI partners with Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated images soon

Nov 24, 2022

A hot potato: Shutterstock is bringing machine learning algorithms and AI-based "artworks" to its stock photo platform, making customers' creativity go wild and promising compensation for original artists. The debate about AI graphics is heating at an alarming rate. While artists and content creators are still debating about the capabilities and the outcome of images generated by machine learning algorithms, Shutterstock has decided to push the market forward thanks to a new partnership with ...read more

Another Person Is Archiving Every English PS2 Game Manual

Nov 24, 2022

from the archiving-art dept A couple of years ago, we discussed the work being done, essentially by one enterprising individual going by the handle “Peebs,” to archive a bunch of retro video game manuals for the sake of preservation. Earlier this year, we updated you all with the fairly impressive news that every SNES game manual had been digitized by Peebs. As we said in those posts, there were two major takeaways I had when learning about these efforts. First, it’s a good thing that f ...read more