TikTok

Tech layoffs strip the facade off TikTok ‘day in the life’ videos

Ambitious workaday vlogs once dominated TikTok — but after widespread layoffs across . The tech industry, the videos have been replaced with content about . Flexible company benefits, unemployment and labor rights. The past few months have been . Particularly brutal for the tech sector, as industry giants cut . Their workforces amid a sluggish […]

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A mailman, a NASA scientist and a park ranger: Some government employees shrug off TikTok bans

Emmanuelle Jean-Pierre is an aspiring author . Who plans to publish her first novel for young adults later this year. And, at least for now, he’s a letter carrier for the US Postal Service hungry for a regular creative outlet. NASA And for that he turned to . TikTok, where he’s a rising star in […]

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Francisco

Two companies race to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco. The city wants them to hit the brakes.

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco is. Trying to slow the expansion of robotaxis after repeated incidents in . Which driverless cars stop and idle in the middle of streets for no clear reason. Delaying bus riders and disrupting the work of firefighters. City transportation officials . This week sent letters to California regulators asking them […]

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Elon Musk’s Twitter faces censorship allegations in India free speech battle

Elon Musk is facing accusations of engaging in state censorship after . Twitter appears to have sided with the . Indian government in a turbulent free speech battle . Aver a documentary critical of the country’s prime minister. The fight revolves around a new . BBC documentary about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A politician […]

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Google

DOJ files second antitrust suit against Google, seeks to break up its ad business

The US Department of Justice on . Tuesday filed its second antitrust case against Google in over two years. It’s the latest sign that the U.S. government isn’t backing down from . lawsuits against tech firms even in light of its mixed court record in antitrust cases. Shares of Google fell 1.3% on Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Amazon

Amazon launches a subscription prescription drug service

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing healthcare business.   The retail giant said . Tuesday it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers . Who have a Prime membership. Amazon says people will pay $5 a month to fill as many prescriptions as they need from a list of […]

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Adult

Adult Swim cuts ties with Justin Roiland following domestic abuse allegations

Adult swimming announced . Tuesday that it has cut ties with Justin Roiland, star and co-creator of the . Animated comedy series “Rick and Morty,” as he faces serious domestic violence allegations. The cable channel retweeted a statement from the official “Rick and Morty. Twitter account saying it intends to continue the show’s seventh season […]

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Twitter

Twitter faces lawsuits over unpaid rent for U.S. HQ, U.K. office

LONDON — More landlords are taking Twitter to court over unpaid rent, this time at . The social media company’s headquarters in San Francisco and its . British offices — the latest sign that owner Elon Musk’s extreme cost- . Cutting strategy includes not paying the bills. Twitter is facing a lawsuit for allegedly failing […]

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ChatGPT

Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

Microsoft said it is making a “multiyear. Multibillion-dollar investment” in artificial intelligence startup OpenAI. Maker of ChatGPT and other tools that can write readable text and create new images. The tech giant on . Monday described its new deal as the third phase of a growing partnership with . San Francisco-based OpenAI that began in […]

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