#Headline#*Snapchat Gets a Lot More Secure

July 7, 2022
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The parent company of Snapchat, Snap, has hired the director of the Secret Service, James Murray, as its new chief security officer. Murray will be responsible for coordinating and protecting the safety of Snap employees and will work with law enforcement when necessary.
#Headline#*Snapchat Gets a Lot More Secure

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June 8, 2022

This Week In Technology June 2nd

This week, the COO of Meta, Sheryl Sandberg, is stepping down, Elon Musk demanded employees return to the office, and Clearview AI got some bad news.
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COO No More

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Meta (Facebook), announced she would be stepping down after 14 years.

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Tesla's Back In the Office

Elon Musk declared that Tesla workers should return to the office full time or get lost.

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Facial Technology Clampdown

Privacy watchdogs and AI innovators disagree on the way forward for facial recognition technology.

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Entertainment
May 19, 2022

This Week in Entertainment

The defamation trial of actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp raged on and singer Eric Clapton’s European tour is on hold.

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Ongoing: Amber Heard V. Johnny Depp

May 20th, 2022 

Actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, for defamation over an op-ed penned by Heard about her experience with domestic abuse. The op-ed is allegedly about her marriage to Depp. 

Clapton on Hold

May 18th, 2022

Guitarist and singer Eric Clapton announced that he would cancel two shows on his European tour after testing positive for Covid-19. 

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Staffers at NBC and MSNBC are planning a walkout amid layoffs at NBC.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

NBC and MSNBC Plan Walkout Amidst Layoffs

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Staffers at NBC and MSNBC are planning a walkout amid layoffs at NBC.
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Walkout imminent

  • Staffers at NBC News and MSNBC are planning a walkout to protest recent layoffs.
  • The NBC Guild says that nearly 300 workers intend to walk off the job on Thursday.
  • The NBC Guild also said that NBC has repeatedly broken the law by illegally terminating hard-working union journalists.
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Bing App Downloads Jump

February 8, 2023
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Since Microsoft announced it would integrate ChatGPT from OpenAI into its search engine Bing, the Bing app has seen a 10x jump in downloads.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Bing App Downloads Jump

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Since Microsoft announced it would integrate ChatGPT from OpenAI into its search engine Bing, the Bing app has seen a 10x jump in downloads.
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10 times

  • Microsoft recently released a demonstration of a ChatGPT-enabled Bing.
  • Since announcing that Microsoft would be incorporating the chatbot into its search engine, the Bing app has seen a 10x increase in new downloads.
  • The jump in downloads shows the growing demand for new AI experiences, but users who want access to the new Bing will need to sign up for a waitlist and make Bing their default search engine on their PC or mobile device.
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Google released its new “multisearch” feature, which incorporates Google’s AI to combine text and images in a single response to a user prompt. The feature uses AI technology called Multitask Unified Model, which can make connections across different types of media and information.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Google Tees Up its AI Against Bing

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Google released its new “multisearch” feature, which incorporates Google’s AI to combine text and images in a single response to a user prompt. The feature uses AI technology called Multitask Unified Model, which can make connections across different types of media and information.
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Google’s A.I.-powered ‘multisearch,’ which combines text and images in a single query, goes global

  • Google’s new “multisearch” feature is now available for global users on mobile devices.
  • Multisearch is powered by Google’s AI Mutlitask Unified Model, which can draw connections between different formats of media and information.
  • The combination of words and images will help Google process and understand more complex search queries and will be especially helpful for shopping.
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