October, 13 2022

⚖️ Parkland Shooter Gets Life

The shooter who murdered seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison in a shocking decision by a unanimous jury. The families of the victims and the prosecutors asked the jury to deliver the death penalty and were visibly shocked and devastated when the verdict was read.

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⚖️ Largest Social Security Increase in History

The Social Security Administration announced an 8.7 percent COLA hike to alleviate the pressure on seniors caused by rising inflation.

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⚖️ Trump II

Former president Donald Trump formed a new company, Trump Organization II, just days before the New York attorney general filed a suit against the Trump Organization for fraud.

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💻 Apple and Goldman Partner Up

Apple announced they are partnering with Goldman Sachs to introduce high-yield savings account for Apple Card users.

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⚖️ January 6th Committee's Final Hearing

The final hearing of the January 6th Committee took place today. The hearing focused showed footage from congressional leaders during the riot to the Trump administration, evidence that Trump planned to refuse to leave office even before the riot, and evidence that the secret service knew about the violent threat of the riot before January 6th.

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💻 Meta Files from Within

Meta filed to dismiss a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission over their attempted acquisition of the virtual reality company, Within.

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🍿 Silk Sonic's Grammy Decision

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have decided to withdraw their duo Silk Sonic from consideration for the upcoming Grammy Awards.

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🍿 New Netflix Ad Tier

Netflix announced a new ad-supported subscription plan that will launch in November. The plan will exclude 5%-10% of movie and TV titles and cost just $6.99 per month.

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💻 Activision Blizzard Hit Again

Activision Blizzard is being sued for sexual harassment, again.

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🍿 Neeson In Talks for Naked Gun

Liam Neeson is reportedly in consideration to star as Frank Drebin in the remake of 'Naked Gun' directed by Akiva Schaffer.

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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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