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In this issue

If you’re feeling sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep, according to a new poll.

EUROPEAN UNION QUESTIONS TIKTOK ON NEW APP THAT PAYS USERS FOR WATCHING

European Union regulators said this week they’re seeking details from TikTok on a new app from the video sharing platform that pays users to watch videos.

EUROPEAN UNION QUESTIONS TIKTOK ON NEW APP THAT PAYS USERS FOR WATCHING

1 min

FACED WITH POSSIBLY PAYING FOR NEWS, GOOGLE REMOVES LINKS TO CALIFORNIA NEWS SITES FOR SOME USERS

Google began removing California news websites from some people’s search results, a test that acted as a threat should the state Legislature pass a law requiring the search giant to pay media companies for linking to their content.

FACED WITH POSSIBLY PAYING FOR NEWS, GOOGLE REMOVES LINKS TO CALIFORNIA NEWS SITES FOR SOME USERS

4 mins

UBER AND LYFT DELAY THEIR PLANS TO LEAVE MINNEAPOLIS AFTER OFFICIALS PUSH BACK DRIVER PAY PLAN

The ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said they will delay their planned exit from Minneapolis after city officials decided to push back the start of a driver pay raise by two months.

UBER AND LYFT DELAY THEIR PLANS TO LEAVE MINNEAPOLIS AFTER OFFICIALS PUSH BACK DRIVER PAY PLAN

2 mins

NASA IS SEEKING A FASTER AND CHEAPER WAY TO BRING MARS SAMPLES TO EARTH

NASA’s plan to bring samples from Mars back to Earth is on hold until there’s a faster, cheaper way, space agency officials said.

NASA IS SEEKING A FASTER AND CHEAPER WAY TO BRING MARS SAMPLES TO EARTH

2 mins

TESLA TO ASK SHAREHOLDERS TO REINSTATE $55 BILLION PAY PACKAGE FOR MUSK REJECTED BY DELAWARE JUDGE

Tesla will ask shareholders to reinstate a compensation package for CEO Elon Musk potentially worth $55 billion that was rejected by a judge in Delaware this year and to move the electric car maker’s corporate home from Delaware to Texas.

TESLA TO ASK SHAREHOLDERS TO REINSTATE $55 BILLION PAY PACKAGE FOR MUSK REJECTED BY DELAWARE JUDGE

2 mins

MICROSOFT INVESTS $1.5 BILLION IN AI FIRM G42, OVERSEEN BY UAE'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser.

MICROSOFT INVESTS $1.5 BILLION IN AI FIRM G42, OVERSEEN BY UAE'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

1 min

MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIAL WARNS AI SYSTEMS SUBJECT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION, ANTI-BIAS LAWS

Developers, suppliers, and users of artificial intelligence must comply with existing state consumer protection, anti-discrimination, and data privacy laws, the Massachusetts attorney general cautioned this week.

MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIAL WARNS AI SYSTEMS SUBJECT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION, ANTI-BIAS LAWS

2 mins

AMAZON REMOVED JUST WALK OUT FROM MANY OF ITS OWN STORES BUT WANTS TO SELL THE SYSTEM TO OTHERS

Amazon wants the public and - especially other businesses - to know it's not giving up on its Just Walk Out technology.

AMAZON REMOVED JUST WALK OUT FROM MANY OF ITS OWN STORES BUT WANTS TO SELL THE SYSTEM TO OTHERS

3 mins

NISSAN SAYS IT WILL MAKE NEXT-GENERATION EV BATTERIES BY EARLY 2029

Nissan expects to mass produce electric vehicles powered by advanced next-generation batteries by early 2029, the company said this week during a media tour of an unfinished pilot plant.

NISSAN SAYS IT WILL MAKE NEXT-GENERATION EV BATTERIES BY EARLY 2029

1 min

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AGREES TO PROVIDE $6.4 BILLION TO SAMSUNG FOR MAKING COMPUTER CHIPS IN TEXAS

The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide up to $6.4 billion in direct funding for Samsung Electronics to develop a computer chip manufacturing and research cluster in Texas.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AGREES TO PROVIDE $6.4 BILLION TO SAMSUNG FOR MAKING COMPUTER CHIPS IN TEXAS

1 min

CHARACTERS ENTER THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. WINNIE THE POOH BECOMES A KILLER. WHERE IS REMIX CULTURE GOING?

The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head?

CHARACTERS ENTER THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. WINNIE THE POOH BECOMES A KILLER. WHERE IS REMIX CULTURE GOING?

6 mins

AI-GENERATED MODELS COULD BRING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY - OR LEAVE IT WITH LESS

London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood.

AI-GENERATED MODELS COULD BRING MORE DIVERSITY TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY - OR LEAVE IT WITH LESS

5 mins

Workstation - TRANSFORMING PRODUCTIVITY WITH A MAC DESKTOP SETUP

Whether you're working on creative projects, managing a home office powerhouse, or tackling complex data analysis, having the right workstation can make all the difference. If you've decided on a Mac, navigating the various options can be overwhelming, but there's a machine to suit every need and budget.

Workstation - TRANSFORMING PRODUCTIVITY WITH A MAC DESKTOP SETUP

4 mins

APPLE CEO SAYS COMPANY WILL 'LOOK AT' MANUFACTURING IN INDONESIA

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will \"look at\" manufacturing in Indonesia as he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday.

APPLE CEO SAYS COMPANY WILL 'LOOK AT' MANUFACTURING IN INDONESIA

1 min

ONLY 26% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY GET AT LEAST EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP, NEW GALLUP POLL SAYS

If you’re feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep, according to a new poll.

ONLY 26% OF AMERICANS SAY THEY GET AT LEAST EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP, NEW GALLUP POLL SAYS

4 mins

WHO OWNS BUSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA? A LAWMAKER WANTS THE PUBLIC TO KNOW

A California lawmaker wants to require business owners and landlords to disclose their identities under legislation aimed at cracking down on opaque ownership structures that have enabled some companies to skirt state laws without facing consequences.

WHO OWNS BUSINESSES IN CALIFORNIA? A LAWMAKER WANTS THE PUBLIC TO KNOW

4 mins

ONE TECH TIP: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PERSONAL INFO HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN A DATA BREACH

Data breaches like the recent one involving millions of AT&T customers are becoming an almost regular occurrence.

ONE TECH TIP: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PERSONAL INFO HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN A DATA BREACH

3 mins

STARBUCKS IS INTRODUCING A COLD DRINK CUP MADE WITH LESS PLASTIC

Booming sales of cold drinks at Starbucks have created a problem: growing amounts of plastic waste from the single-use cups that Frappuccinos, Refreshers, cold brews and other iced drinks are served in.

STARBUCKS IS INTRODUCING A COLD DRINK CUP MADE WITH LESS PLASTIC

2 mins

META'S NEWEST AI MODEL BEATS SOME PEERS. BUT ITS AMPED-UP AI AGENTS ARE CONFUSING FACEBOOK USERS

Generative AI is advancing so quickly that the latest chatbots available today could be out of date tomorrow.

META'S NEWEST AI MODEL BEATS SOME PEERS. BUT ITS AMPED-UP AI AGENTS ARE CONFUSING FACEBOOK USERS

4 mins

Warren Buffett Has Left the Table. Homeless Charity Asks Investors to Bid on Meal With Software CEO

The California homeless charity that received $53 million over the years from investors who wanted a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has found a new business executive to auction off a meal with.

Warren Buffett Has Left the Table. Homeless Charity Asks Investors to Bid on Meal With Software CEO

2 mins

A Congressman Wanted to Understand AI. So He Went Back to a College Classroom to Learn

Don Beyer's car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun.

A Congressman Wanted to Understand AI. So He Went Back to a College Classroom to Learn

6 mins

INTERNET PROVIDERS MUST NOW BE MORE TRANSPARENT ABOUT FEES PRICING, FCC SAYS

Much like nutritional labels on food products, “broadband labels” for internet packages will soon tell you just what is going into the pricing of your service, thanks to new rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission this week.

INTERNET PROVIDERS MUST NOW BE MORE TRANSPARENT ABOUT FEES PRICING, FCC SAYS

2 mins

CONTENT CREATION HOLDS APPEAL FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS SEEKING FLEXIBILITY

With a compact mirror in one hand and an eyelash curler in the other, Grace Xu told her roughly 300,000 TikTok followers she was likely about to be laid off.

CONTENT CREATION HOLDS APPEAL FOR LAID-OFF WORKERS SEEKING FLEXIBILITY

4 mins

IN ALEX GARLAND'S POTENT 'CIVIL WAR,' JOURNALISTS ARE AMERICA'S LAST HOPE

The United States is crumbling in Alex Garland’s sharp new film “ Civil War, “ a bellowing and haunting big screen experience.

IN ALEX GARLAND'S POTENT 'CIVIL WAR,' JOURNALISTS ARE AMERICA'S LAST HOPE

3 mins

MARGOT ROBBIE MAKING 'MONOPOLY' MOVIE AND BLUMHOUSE REVIVING 'BLAIR WITCH'

Margot Robbie has her sights on another toy. The “ Barbie “ producer and star is making a Monopoly movie, with Hasbro and Lionsgate behind it, the companies announced Wednesday at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas.

MARGOT ROBBIE MAKING 'MONOPOLY' MOVIE AND BLUMHOUSE REVIVING 'BLAIR WITCH'

3 mins

SOME STATES ARE SEEKING TO RESTRICT TIKTOK. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEIR GOVERNORS AREN'T USING IT

POV: You’re on TikTok, and so is your governor — even as your Legislature considers banning the app from state-owned devices and networks.

SOME STATES ARE SEEKING TO RESTRICT TIKTOK. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEIR GOVERNORS AREN'T USING IT

3 mins

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT UBER AND LYFT'S PLANNED EXIT FROM MINNEAPOLIS IN MAY

The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits.

HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT UBER AND LYFT'S PLANNED EXIT FROM MINNEAPOLIS IN MAY

4 mins

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION SETS FIRST-EVER LIMITS ON SO-CALLED 'FOREVER CHEMICALS' IN DRINKING WATER

The Biden administration finalized strict limits on certain so-called “forever chemicals” in drinking water that will require utilities to reduce them to the lowest level they can be reliably measured.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION SETS FIRST-EVER LIMITS ON SO-CALLED 'FOREVER CHEMICALS' IN DRINKING WATER

4 mins

COURT UPHOLDS CALIFORNIA'S AUTHORITY TO SET NATION-LEADING VEHICLE EMISSION RULES

California can continue to set its own nationleading vehicle emissions standards, a federal court ruled this week — two years after the Biden administration restored the state’s authority to do so as part of its efforts to reverse Trump-era environmental rollbacks.

COURT UPHOLDS CALIFORNIA'S AUTHORITY TO SET NATION-LEADING VEHICLE EMISSION RULES

2 mins

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $6.6 BILLION TO ENSURE LEADING-EDGE MICROCHIPS ARE BUILT IN THE US

The Biden administration pledged this week to provide up to $6.6 billion so that a Taiwanese semiconductor giant can expand the facilities it is already building in Arizona and better ensure that the most-advanced microchips are produced domestically for the first time.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $6.6 BILLION TO ENSURE LEADING-EDGE MICROCHIPS ARE BUILT IN THE US

2 mins

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