September, 29 2022

⚡️ Sanibel Causeway Collapses

Hurricane Ian caused part of the causeway connecting the coastal islands of Sanibel and Captiva to collapse, leaving residents without access to mainland Florida.

⚖️ Harris in South Korea

Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea today and slammed North Korea for escalating missile testing.

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💻 Stadia to Shut Down

Google announced it will shut down its cloud gaming service, Stadia, on January 18th, 2023.

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🍿 New Planet of the Apes

A new addition to the Planet of the Apes franchise, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, was announced today. It will star Freya Allen from the Netflix series, The Witcher. Wes Ball will direct the movie.

⚖️ Student Loan Reversal

Today, the Department of Education quietly ended a program that allowed borrowers with privately held FFEL or Perkins loans to consolidate their debt with the Department and qualify for student loan forgiveness.

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💻 Meta Enters a Freeze

Meta announced that Meta is entering a hiring freeze and warned employees that the company intends to restructure and cut costs, prompting fears of impending layoffs.

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💻 FCC Tackles Space Debris

The FCC ruled today that satellites must stop orbiting within five years of ending their mission.

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💻 Apple VP of Procurement Out

Apple's senior vice president of procurement Tony Blevins is leaving Apple after a Tik Tok video went viral of him making a vulgar comment about fondling women while attending a car show. In the video, he is shown getting out of his expensive car and is asked what he does for a living. He responds with a movie reference that ends with alluding to groping women.

🍿 Armor Wars Upgraded

The series 'Armor Wars' was set to be produced for Disney+ but will now be produced as a feature film for Disney. The storyline is based on a famous comic book series where the technology of Iron Man falls into the wrong hands. The original team behind the series will remain intact, and Yassir Lester will still write the screenplay for the Don Cheadle-helmed series.

⚖️ Cannon and Dearie Disagree

Judge Raymond Dearie, the special master appointed to review the documents seized from Mar-a-Lago, ordered former President Donald Trump's legal team to prove their claims that the FBI planted evidence during the raid. But, Judge Aileen Cannon, who originally ruled that the team could choose a special master in a shocking ruling, issued a new ruling saying the team did not need to provide a sworn statement from Trump that evidence was planted.

⚖️ Facial Recognition Crackdown

House Democrats introduced a new bill that aims to limit police/law enforcement use of facial recognition technology. The new bill aims to put limits on the use of facial recognition by law enforcement agencies. The act requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using the technology and limits its use for immigration enforcement or peaceful protests.

💻 More Layoffs at Truepill

The one-time unicorn, Truepill, conducted its fourth round of layoffs this year. The layoffs at the digital health platform are said to have impacted about 65% of the staff.

💻 Tik Tok Triumphs Again

According to a report from Sensor Tower, Tik Tok is the top grossing, non-gaming app for the fourth straight quarter. Tik Tok generated $914.4 million in consumer spending over the last quarter, even though the overall market declined with users spending less on apps.

💻 Twitter Tests Edit Button

Twitter posted the first edited tweet today as it prepares to roll out the new edit feature. In the bottom left corner of the tweet, it reads, \"last edited at,\" showing users that the tweet has been edited.

🍿 Coolio Passes Away

It was confirmed today that the rapper who redefined hip hop stardom, Coolio (Artis Leon Ivey Jr), passed away at 59. The 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper was famous for his hit-making ability and for helping West Coast hip hop take off.

⚡️ Hurricane Ian Update

Hurricane Ian battered Florida with heavy rain and severe flooding, shocking residents of the state in cities like Orlando with high flood waters after being reduced to a tropical storm after its initial landfall on Florida's coast. Rescues are underway in heavily hit coastal areas by local law enforcement, the Coast Guard, and the National Guard. Unfortunately, the storm strengthened again into a Hurricane and is barreling toward South Carolina next.

⚖️ In the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian is possibly the deadliest hurricane in Florida history, and with rescue operations still underway, the exact death toll is unknown. Governor Ron DeSantis said that 700 people had been confirmed rescued but that the number was likely higher and could be in the thousands. The hurricane will strengthen again before slamming into South Carolina.

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Bret Taylor announced that he is stepping down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce.
Technology
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Bret Taylor Steps Down at Salesforce

Bret Taylor announced that he is stepping down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce.
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Taylor steps down

  • Bret Taylor was the board chair of Twitter before the company was bought and taken over by Elon Musk.
  • Today, he announced that he is stepping down as co-CEO at Salesforce.
  • Taylor said he made the decision out of a desire to return to his "entrepreneurial roots."
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Stock falls

  • Salesforce reported earnings and revenue today that beat Wall Street's expectations.
  • The company also announced that co-CEO Bret Taylor is stepping down, leaving co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff the sole person in charge.
  • Salesforce stock fell after the announcement.
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SpaceX dramatically raised the price of Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, almost doubling the cost amidst increased demand for the terminals after Russia's missile bombardment wiped out critical electrical infrastructure in Ukraine.
Technology
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

SpaceX Raises Prices in Ukraine

SpaceX dramatically raised the price of Starlink satellite internet in Ukraine, almost doubling the cost amidst increased demand for the terminals after Russia's missile bombardment wiped out critical electrical infrastructure in Ukraine.
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Almost double

  • SpaceX has started charging almost double for Starlink satellite terminals in Ukraine after demand skyrocketed because of Russia's targeted campaign to take out the country's electrical grid.
  • The company is also raising the price of the monthly subscription needed to use the service from $60 to $75.
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Necessary evil

  • The price of Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine is set to almost double, according to reporting from the Financial Times.
  • The cost of the terminals will reportedly go from $200 per device to $500 or $700 with the new price hike.
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FIFA Changes Its Mind

November 30, 2022
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FIFA assured spectators that rainbow items and banners or signs protesting the treatment of LGBTQ citizens in Qatar or supporting protests in Iran would be allowed at World Cup stadiums. FIFA made the announcement a day after Iran was eliminated from the tournament and after spectators reported that rainbow or protest items were seized by stadium security.
Entertainment
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

FIFA Changes Its Mind

FIFA assured spectators that rainbow items and banners or signs protesting the treatment of LGBTQ citizens in Qatar or supporting protests in Iran would be allowed at World Cup stadiums. FIFA made the announcement a day after Iran was eliminated from the tournament and after spectators reported that rainbow or protest items were seized by stadium security.
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Rainbow allowed

  • FIFA announced that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran over the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, will be allowed into World Cup Stadiums.
  • The decision was made one day after Iran was eliminated from the World Cup.
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Assurances made

  • FIFA assured the public today that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran will be allowed into the World Cup stadiums.
  • Spectators reported rainbow items or banners protesting the host country Qatar or supporting protests in Iran were seized, even though they were permitted.
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