Many of the sales team at Elon Musk's X reportedly resigned in the past month after getting bonuses.
Quick Glance: Twitter Successor X: Musk Insults Defecting Advertisers
- Elon Musk lashes out at major advertisers who have withdrawn from X.
- Musk warns that a boycott by advertisers will kill X (formerly Twitter).
- Musk emphasizes that he is not an antisemite and that the visit to Israel was unrelated to the controversy surrounding his X post.
Quick Glance: Tesla Unveils Cybertruck for $61,000
- Elon Musk presented the futuristic electric vehicle in Austin and began delivering to buyers.
- The Cybertruck is priced at $61,000 to $100,000, depending on the model.
- Tesla showcased videos of the Cybertruck beating other vehicles in a towing competition and a race.
- Competition from Ford and Rivian has also increased with their own electric pickups.
Quick Glance: Baldur's Gate 3: Performance Upgrades for PC and PS5
- Next update to bring performance upgrades for PC and PS5, thanks to optimization for Xbox.
- Larian Studios' Michael Douse shares details on the upcoming Patch 5 changes.
- The update will also include other exciting changes besides performance improvements.
- Baldur's Gate 3 leads nominations for The Game Awards and recently won at the Golden Joystick Awards.
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Spotify Wrapped is creepy, meaningless
Quick Glance: Taylor Swift Triumphs on Spotify in 2023
- Taylor Swift, captivating on stage.
- Over 26 billion streams on Spotify by Swift in 2023.
- First female artist at the top spot since 2015.
- Complex calculation of streaming data and listening habits in the Wrapped campaign.
Quick Glance: Flight Powered by Fat and Sugar Crosses Atlantic
- Virgin Atlantic tests sustainable fuel on London to New York flight
- Fuel made from waste fats and plant sugars emits 70% less carbon
- Experts see sustainable fuels as crucial for reducing aviation industry's carbon footprint
- Sustainable Aviation Fuels currently account for about 0.1% of airlines' fuel consumption
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Gottschalk's "Wetten, dass...?" criticism outrages Kachelmann
Quick Glance: Kachelmann Upset by Gottschalk's 'Wetten, dass..?' Criticism
- Thomas Gottschalk's criticism has caused a stir.
- Many doubt whether Thomas Gottschalk has really been cancelled.
- Jörg Kachelmann perceives reality on television differently in general.
- It is not the refuge one would wish for Mr. Gottschalk. Whether he will actually be found in such niche portals in the future remains to be seen.
Quick Glance: Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Passes Away at 65
- The frontman of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, has passed away at the age of 65.
- In recent years, MacGowan had been battling various health issues and was recently treated for an infection in Dublin.
- Thanks to the 1987 hit Fairytale Of New York, the Irish star will forever be associated with the festive season.
- MacGowan was known as a punk rebel and for his excessive lifestyle, which also took a toll on his health.
Quick Glance: iOS 17.1.2 Update for iPhone Expected This Week
- Based on evidence in our website's analytics logs, Apple is expected to release iOS 17.1.2 this week.
- iOS 17.1.2 should mainly focus on bug fixes, but it's unclear which issues will be addressed.
- After some users continued to experience Wi-Fi issues on iOS 17.1.1, iOS 17.1.2 may include the same fix for Wi-Fi connectivity issues that Apple already included in the iOS 17.2 beta.
- The release of iOS 16.1.2 occurred in the week after U.S. Thanksgiving last year, so there is precedent for a bug-fix update being released this week.
Quick Glance: Meta Uncovers Fake Chinese Accounts
- The network covered topics such as abortion, culture war issues, and aid to Ukraine.
- China is now the third-largest geographical source of such networks.
- More than 4,700 accounts were part of the China-based network and used copied profile pictures and names.
- The company prohibits 'co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour' in its rules - posts from accounts that work together and use false identities.
Quick Glance: Why Cristiano Ronaldo is Facing a $1 Billion Lawsuit Over NFT Promotion
- Ronaldo is facing a potential $1 billion loss due to his promotion of Binance and NFT collaboration.
- Last November, Ronaldo launched a collection of NFTs with Binance, with the cheapest priced at $77.
- The 38-year-old is being sued in Florida for misleading investors through his promotion of Binance products.
- The lawsuit accuses Ronaldo of misleading investors about the safety of crypto assets held on Binance.
Quick Glance: GM Announces $10 Billion Stock Buyback and Dividend Increase
- GM plans to raise the quarterly dividend next year by 33% to 12 cents per share; launch an accelerated $10 billion repurchase program; and reinstate its 2023 forecast to include an estimated EBIT-adjusted impact from six weeks of U.S. labor strikes.
- GM CEO Mary Barra stated that the company is finalizing a budget for next year to fully offset the additional costs of new labor agreements.
- Net income for stockholders of $9.1 billion to $9.7 billion, compared to a previous outlook of $9.3 billion to $10.7 billion.
- Adjusted earnings per share of approximately $7.20 to $7.70 including the stock buyback, compared to the previous outlook of $7.15 to $8.15.
In Gottschalk's last "Wetten,dass..?" show, the presenter was thoroughly criticized ...
Quick Glance: Shirin David Challenges Thomas Gottschalk
- Superficially, Thomas Gottschalk and Shirin David got along well, but clearly, generations clashed.
- Shirin David challenges TV titans like Thomas Gottschalk and Dieter Bohlen.
- Did Shirin David cause uncomfortable moments and prompt the moderator to quit?
- Shirin David's dazzling appearance alongside Helene Fischer
Quick Glance: Koch Group Backs Haley's 2024 Presidential Run
- Conservative political network led by Charles Koch endorses Nikki Haley for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
- Group prioritizes defeating Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, believing he would lose to President Joe Biden.
- Koch-affiliated Super PAC, Americans for Prosperity Action, will support Haley with campaign funds and thousands of staffers nationwide.
- Internal group polls show Haley in the best position to defeat Trump in the Republican primaries.
Quick Glance: Google to Pay $100 Million Annually to Canadian News Publishers
- Canada and Google strike deal to keep news in search results.
- Google to pay C$100 million annually to news publishers in Canada.
- Canada's Online News Act requires large internet companies to share advertising revenue with news publishers.
- Facebook has already blocked news sharing in Canada while Google has reached an agreement.
Quick Glance: Uber's New Approach to London's Black Cabs
- Uber plans to open its platform to London's black cabs in 2024, aiming to mend a decade-long rift.
- London's black cab drivers have historically clashed with Uber, viewing it as a threat to their livelihoods.
- The new service will allow black cab drivers to sign up for booked journeys on the Uber app.
- Uber is offering a no commission deal for the first six months, but the majority of drivers are uninterested.
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Quick Glance: 'Furiosa' Unveiled: Anya Taylor-Joy as Warrior in 'Mad Max' Prequel
- Anya Taylor-Joy transforms into a post-apocalyptic warrior for 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,' the prequel to 'Mad Max: Fury Road.'
- Directed by George Miller, the film features Taylor-Joy as Furiosa, taking over from Charlize Theron.
- The highly anticipated movie follows Taylor-Joy's character from her upbringing in a peaceful place to her transformation into the fierce warrior seen in 'Fury Road.'
- 'Furiosa' is co-written by George Miller and Nick Lathouris, and Taylor-Joy impressed with her audition using a scene from 'Network.'
Quick Glance: Paris Mayor Condemns X as 'Global Sewer'
- Elon Musk attends AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park.
- The mayor of Paris announces resignation from X, formerly Twitter, calling it a 'gigantic global sewer' that undermines democracy and peaceful debate.
- Anne Hidalgo criticizes Twitter for contributing to the destruction of democracies and dominating public debate with irrelevant facts.
- She condemns 'its owner' for intentionally exacerbating tensions and conflicts and describes life on Twitter as the opposite of democratic.
Quick Glance: Mark Cuban Sells Majority Stake of Dallas Mavericks to Adelson Family
- Cuban retains ownership in the team and will oversee basketball operations.
- Adelson plans to sell $2 billion worth of Las Vegas Sands stock, approximately 10% of her stake.
- The Adelson family holds the largest share in Las Vegas Sands.
- Las Vegas Sands intends to utilize the proceeds from the stock sale for the acquisition of a majority interest in a professional sports franchise.
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