October, 20 2022

⚡️ Liz Truss Steps Down

Liz Truss stepped down today as the British Prime Minister today after repeated calls for her resignation echoed throughout Britain thanks to economic policies she implemented, which sent the value of the pound plummeting. She spent just 45 days in office, the shortest tenure for a prime minister in the UK's history.

💻 Google's Fine in India

India fined Google $162 million for anticompetitive practices on Android for requiring that manufacturers pre-install the entire google suite on devices.

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💻 Lord of the NFTs

Warner Bros. and the startup Eluvio are teaming up to launch 'Lord of the Rings' NFTs.

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⚖️ Biden's Approval Rates Climb

President Biden's approval ratings are up 10 points from July.

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⚖️ Biden Taps Oil Reserves

President Biden announced a release of another 15 million barrels of oil from the federal reserves and initiatives to increase domestic oil production to offset OPEC+'s decision to cut oil production.

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🍿 Saftie Brothers And Sandler Team Up Again

The Safdie brothers are teaming up with Adam Sandler to make a new film for Netflix that is reportedly a follow up to 'UnCut Gems,' which was a hit and showcased Sandlers serious acting chops.

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⚖️ SCOTUS and Student Loans

A Wisconsin-based taxpayers association has asked the Supreme Court to block Biden's student debt relief program.

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🍿 Chess Drama Thickens

Chess Grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann was accused of cheating by Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen even dramatically forfeited a match with Niemann after making a single move, and viral rumors swirled about Niemann using a vibrating sex toy to cheat. Now, 19-year-old Niemann is suing Carlsen, Chess.com, and others for damages.

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💻 Snap Slides

Snap missed out on Wall street's projections for its third-quarter revenue, despite adjusting expectations earlier in the quarter. It reported a sales increase of just 6%, which is the slowest sales growth it's reported since going public.

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🍿 Jury Sides With Spacey

A jury sided with disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, ruling that he didn't molest fellow actor Anthony Rapp in 1986.

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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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