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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla got COVID again
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Twitted: “I have tested positive for COVID. I’m feeling well & symptom free. I’ve not had the new bivalent booster yet, as I was following CDC guidelines to wait 3 months since my previous COVID case which was ba...
IMF says up to 20 countries could require emergency assistance to ease food crisis
The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that up to 20 countries, many in Africa, could need emergency assistance to cope with the global food crisis.
Will Smith's 1st Movie Since Oscars Slap To Be Released In December
Apple made the surprise announcement that the tainted star's latest movie will hit theaters December 2, and begin streaming on Apple TV+ a week later.
Credit Suisse has stumbled from one crisis to another - but the panic is possibly overdone
Senior executives at the bank appear to have spent most of the weekend trying to reassure clients and investors of its financial health, according to a report.
Don't raise interest rates, UN warns the Federal Reserve and other central banks
The UK economy is forecast to contract 0.9% in 2023, the UN agency said, amid "a series of headwinds" resulting from Brexit and international conditions.
SEC Charges Kim Kardashian for Unlawfully Touting Crypto Security
This case is a reminder that, when celebrities / influencers endorse investment opps, including crypto asset securities, it doesn’t mean those investment products are right for all investors.
Twitter Posts First-Ever Edited Tweet. See Changes.
The tweet by the Twitter Blue handle on Friday was edited after it was posted, demostrating how the feature will actually work.
‘There’s no executioner’: The plot to replace World Bank boss stalls
David Malpass’ missteps on climate change haven’t brought the swift end to his career his foes had hoped for.
Apple Executive Resigns After Viral TikTok Shows Him Making Crude Jokes
"I race cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women," Tony Blevins said in a now-viral TikTok. What a wanker…
Bitcoin in crosshairs as EU goes after non-green crypto
Energy labels, climate disclosures and minimum standards could engulf the industry in the coming years.
Elon Musk texted with Jack Dorsey not long before the $44 billion offer
Elon Musk exchanged text messages with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey a few weeks before he made his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter, a court filing showed Thursday.
Apple blocks Russian social media and communication sites, removing them from the app store
U.S. tech company Apple Inc. frustrated Moscow this week after its top social networking and communications sites were removed from the app store, blocking "millions" from future communication on these platforms across Russia.
Meta disables Russian propaganda network targeting Europe
A sprawling disinformation network originating in Russia sought to use hundreds of fake social media accounts and dozens of sham news websites to spread Kremlin talking points about the invasion of Ukraine, Meta revealed Tuesday.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says coding should be taught as early as elementary school: 'It's the most important language you can learn'
Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the importance of teaching coding skills in school during an interview Friday with Bright, a Dutch media outlet.
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use 'Trump' as a search term to help calculate the number of fake accounts, report says
Elon Musk asked Twitter to use "Trump" as a search term during an investigation of the number of fake accounts on the platform, documents show.
CEO Tim Cook says Apple avoids the word 'metaverse' because the average person doesn't know what it means — a stark contrast to rival Facebook
Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an exclusive interview with Dutch media outlet Bright that the tech giant's hesitancy toward joining the metaverse hype is intentional.
MacKenzie Scott likely had a prenup with her second husband, legal experts say. Here's what could happen next with her divorce — and how it could affect the billions designated for charity.
MacKenzie Scott's divorce is unlikely to impact her multibillion-dollar charitable giving, experts say.
Elon Musk's trove of private text messages is a bad look for him — and another win for Twitter, experts say
Hundreds of texts between Elon Musk and big names in media and finance were released on Thursday as a part of the discovery process for Twitter's lawsuit.
Elon Musk Says Tesla's Cybertruck Will Be Waterproof Enough To Serve Briefly As A Boat
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that the much-anticipated Cybertruck would be able to "cross rivers, lakes and even seas".
Pakistan Airlines' 'Wear Underwear' Dress Code. Then, A Clarification
PIA immediately withdrew the bulletin, due to the backlash it received, Geo News reported.
U.S. SEC fines Deloitte's China affiliate $20 million for auditing violations
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday fined the Chinese affiliate of Deloitte, one of the "Big Four" accounting firms, $20 million for letting some clients, including foreign companies listed on U.S. exchanges, conduct ...
SoftBank cuts about 150 staff globally -source
Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is cutting around 150 staff globally at its Vision Fund unit and SoftBank Group International, a person familiar with the matter said, as CEO Masayoshi Son retrenches following huge loss on his tech b...
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs
Many employees are completing under-the-radar tasks after hours to get ahead. This kind of overwork has become normalised – and while not all bad, there’s an insidious dark side.
Spanish Court Formally Sends Shakira to Trial for Tax Fraud
A Spanish court on Tuesday formally ordered Colombian superstar Shakira to stand trial on accusations that she failed to pay $14.31 million in income taxes, a court document released on Tuesday showed.
Robo-cop: EU wants firms to be held liable for harm done by AI
New liability regime would give victims of AI systems their day in court.
Virgin Atlantic Scraps Gendered Uniform, Male Pilots Can Now Wear Skirts
The airlines said the move was to reflect the diversity of the workforce.
A GRAVE MISTAKE: Family Finds Out They've Been Visiting The Wrong Grave For Over 43 Years
Sylvia Ross was left stunned to be told the grave she believed her dad John was buried in actually held another coffin. She was told about the same recently when she called Durham County Council about putting a memorial up on their doubl...
WhatsApp Testing Group Call For Up To 32 People
The new feature is expected to increase the competition among the video calling and conferencing apps.
Why ‘digital literacy’ is now a workplace non-negotiable
Digital skills once meant having a basic grasp of computers. Now, it means being able to work adaptably and strategically across tools, devices and platforms.
Elon Musk faces skepticism as Tesla plans to deploy humanoid robots
Tesla is getting ready to unveil thousands of humanoid robots, aka Tesla Bot or Optimus, within its factories
Senate committee passes bill giving news organizations more power against Big Tech
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve legislation allowing news organizations to join together to negotiate with Google, Facebook and other dominant platforms to win more revenue.
Electric-car demand pushes lithium prices to records
Driven by a surge in Chinese electric-vehicles sales, the sharp rise in a key commodity for batteries could slow adoption of EVs globally.
Meta and Google are cutting staff. Just don’t mention layoffs.
Facebook parent is looking to reduce costs by at least 10%, people familiar with the plans said, while Google has required some employees to apply for new jobs.
Google co-founder Larry Page's flying car company Kittyhawk shutting down
Larry Page-founded flying car company says 'we're still working on the details of what's next'
Kia And Hyundai Face Lawsuit In US After TikTok Challenge Triggered Car Thefts
According to the lawsuit, Kia and Hyundai previously looked into the efficacy of building with engine immobilisers and decided against it.
World Bank chief walks back on climate skepticism in note to staff
David Malpass caused an uproar after dodging questions about climate change at an event.
We’re fine as we are, Press tells EU as Brussels plans media freedom law
The new proposal aims to protect media organizations from political and economic meddling - but publishers worry it could interfere in their business.
Liz Truss’ tax cutting gamble
Britain’s new prime minister doesn’t have much time — or political capital.
Berlusconi says Putin invaded Ukraine to put ‘decent people’ in Kyiv
Berlusconi has struggled to stay on message when it comes to the war in Ukraine and his Russian friend.
Climate Disaster "Will Not Stay In Pakistan," Pakistan PM Warns UN
"What happened in Pakistan will not stay in Pakistan," Shehbaz Sharif said.
How going above and beyond at work became required
These days, workers expect to exceed their job descriptions if they want to get ahead – or even keep their positions at all. How did we get here?
Germany nationalizes gas giant amid energy crisis
Germany is to nationalize gas giant Uniper in an effort to secure energy supplies amid the war in Ukraine.
The 'dangerous' books too powerful to read
Forty years on from the launch of Banned Books Week, censorship is once again on the rise. John Self considers the long and ignoble global history of book-banning.
Why your life could be part of someone else's game
Are you being played? That's the question the author Adrian Hon poses in a new book about the "gamification" of modern life. Game-like incentives and rewards permeate our world.
Specially-abled Woman Allegedly Crawled To Plane's Toilet After Not Getting Help From Crew
In a recent case that came to light, a specially-abled flyer, paralysed from the waist down, had the worst flying experience. She claims she had to drag herself down the aisle to reach the plane's bathroom.
Daughter rises in Mukesh Ambani’s succession plan
In the clearest hint of a succession roadmap, Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani carved out definite roles for each of his three children at the annual general meeting of his $220bn (£193bn) retail-to-refining conglomerate in August.
"One Person Dying Of Hunger Every Four Seconds": NGOs Flag Global Crisis
Organisations from 75 countries have signed an open letter expressing outrage at skyrocketing hunger levels, the NGOs said
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