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Musk's China connections add potential risks to Twitter purchase

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Elon Musk's ties to China through his role as electric car brand Tesla's biggest shareholder could add complexity to his bid to buy Twitter. Other companies that want access to China give in to pressure to follow Beijing's positions on Taiwan and other issues. But Twitter is shut out by… Read

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How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting

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At first glance, it may seem as though Big Tech can’t figure out how to make money off its foray into podcasting. In early May 2022, Meta announced that it was abruptly ending Facebook’s podcast integration less a year after it launched. Facebook had offered podcasters the ability to upload… Read

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Facebook changing with times a decade after stock debut

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening bell remotely to cheers 10 years ago as the beloved social network made its stock market debut, culminating an all-night hackathon that included street hockey, costumes and music. The Silicon Valley tech colossus rebranded as Meta has since seen its image tainted by… Read

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Twitter defends anti-bot efforts, Musk replies with poo emoji

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Twitter's chief on Monday defended the messaging platform's battle against "bots" that aspiring buyer Elon Musk says vex the platform, only to have the billionaire respond with a poo emoji. The exchange played out in tweets as Musk's $44 billion buy of Twitter remained "temporarily on hold," pending questions over… Read

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Uber bolsters platform for post-pandemic life

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Uber says it is revving up to be a "go anywhere and get anything" service, testing delivery robots, weaving in Google voice commands and more as people shed their pandemic lifestyles. The San Francisco-based tech firm on Monday unveiled enhancements to its platform as it navigates tough economic conditions but… Read

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Battery-powered Greek island bets on green future

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When deciding where to test green tech, Greek policymakers picked the remotest point on the map: tiny Tilos. Providing electricity and basic services, and even access by ferry, are all a challenge for this island of just 500 year-round inhabitants. Its most recent problem has been dealing with plastic. But… Read

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As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

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A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an internet connection. For Elon… Read

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French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

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Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72. The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, said Bigot died Saturday from an unspecified illness. The organization's director general since… Read

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Google gets more multilingual, but will it get the nuance?

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About 10 million people speak Quechua, but trying to automatically translate emails and text messages into the most widely spoken Indigenous language family in the Americas was long all but impossible. That changed on Wednesday, when Google added Quechua and a variety of other languages to its digital translation service.… Read

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal 'temporarily on hold'

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Elon Musk said Friday that his plan to buy Twitter for $44 billion is “temporarily on hold” as he tries to pinpoint the exact number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform, another twist amid signs of internal turmoil over the proposed acquisition. Musk, who has been… Read

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