June, 28 2022

⚡️ People Found Dead in a San Antonio, Texas Tractor-Trailer

At least forty-six people believed to be trying to cross the border from Mexico were found dead in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio, and the remaining survivors from the truck were taken to the hospital.

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🍿 Hocus Pocus 2 is Coming to Silver Screens Near You

Disney released the trailer for Hocus Pocus, which reunites Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters for a new take on the Halloween classic.

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💻 Sonic the Hedgehog Captures the Attention of Gamers Once More

Sega released the new trailer for Sonic Frontiers at the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase featuring a female narrator and new shiny graphics, and it launches later this year on Switch.

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💻 Creators of the Bored Ape Sue Copycat

Yuga Labs is suing artist Ryder Ripps for selling duplicates of Bored Apes in what they call a calculated campaign to confuse buyers and harm Yuga Labs.

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⚖️ Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years

Jeffrey Epstein's accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced today for her role in a sex-trafficking scheme that preyed on underage girls and service a host of powerful men.

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🍿 Elmo Gets His Covid-19 Vaccine

Beloved childhood puppet Elmo got his first Covid-19 shot in a Sesame Street Workshop PSA, encouraging parents to vaccinate their young kids against Covid-19 now that the FDA approves it.

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💻 Meta Intends to Remove Ads and Posts with Abortion Pills from Platforms

Meta is in the news today for removing advertisements or posts containing information about the FDA-approved at-home abortion pills and banning discussion of the ruling within the company.

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⚖️ Contents of the Surprise January 6th Hearing

A former aide to White House chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, testified before the January 6th Committee about the former President's actions during the Capitol riot.

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💻 Pinterest CEO Steps Down

The CEO of Pinterest, Ben Silbermann, will be replaced by Google Executive Bill Ready as part of the platform's push toward developing its e-commerce capabilities.

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Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
Technology
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ChatGPT-Enabled Bing Blasts Off

Microsoft launched the integration between ChatGPT and its search engine, Bing, today. Users aren’t able to interact with the bot yet but can view a demo on the Bing homepage.
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ChatGPT goes mainstream

  • Microsoft integrated ChatGPT into Bing and released a demo on the Bing homepage today.
  • The bot aims to provide answers to search queries directly to enhance productivity.
  • Microsoft added a more complex version of GPT, GPT 4, into the search engine, which is able to provide more useful answers, annotate answers and provide up-to-date results with fewer errors.
  • One implication of the integration could be that articles or blogs may get fewer clicks, meaning fewer dollars for publishers from ads.
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Disney's DeSantis-Land

February 7, 2023
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The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
Entertainment
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Disney's DeSantis-Land

The battle between Ron DeSantis and Disney is heating up. A new bill introduced in Florida would give Ron DeSantis the authority to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando. DeSantis and Disney have been at odds since Disney criticized the Florida governor for his anti-LGBTQ policies.
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DeSantis takes over

  • Under newly proposed legislation released on Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would get to appoint all five leaders of Disney’s special tax district in Orlando, FL.
  • DeSantis promised to take over the district last year after Disney criticized his administration’s anti-LGBTQ policies.
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Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
Mercedes Benz is bringing the electric sprinter van to North America in 2023.
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Electric sprint begins

  • Mercedes is releasing the largest version of its electric sprinter van in North America in 2023.
  • The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter has excellent mileage both on the highways and in cities.
  • The van can charge with alternating current and direct current.
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