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Why Zuck, Ivanka Trump and the world’s rich and famous are flocking to a lavish party in India

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan arrived in Gujarat on Thursday. – Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and other CEOs and celebs are at a wedding pre-party in India this weekend. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s lavish bash may help them make inroads into the huge Indian market. Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, and Netflix have all touted the country’s enormous growth potential. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai…

A tech worker wore Apple’s ‘creepy’ Vision Pro headset during his wedding photos — much to his wife’s dismay

A tech worker went viral after wearing Apple’s Vision Pro headset in his wedding photos. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images A software engineer wore Apple’s Vision Pro headset during his wedding. The bride told the SFGATE she found Apple’s headset a “little creepy” and “a little uncanny.” Users have been seen wearing the Vision Pro in various public places, including while driving. A tech worker wore…

Mark Zuckerberg’s Asia trip is all about making AI friends

Mark Zuckerberg is meeting key political and business leaders during his Asia tour. JOSH EDELSON Mark Zuckerberg isn’t just in Asia to enjoy Japanese McDonald’s and hit the ski slopes. The Meta chief is meeting a bunch of political and business leaders too. The meetings will put Meta’s AI and mixed reality ambitions front and center as competition grows. Mark Zuckerberg is having a heck…

A Willy Wonka-style ‘Chocolate Experience’ advertised with AI images turned out to be an ‘absolute shambles’

House of Illuminati’s disastrous “Willy’s Chocolate Experience” in Glasgow. Stuart Sinclair Police were called to a disastrous Willy Wonka-style event after families were left underwhelmed. Customers criticized the event for failing to deliver its advertised features. The organizers apologized and promised full refunds to ticket holders. A “Willy’s Chocolate Experience” last weekend turned out to be a whole lot less satisfying than people had hoped….

Steve Jobs once said the best managers are ‘individual contributors’ who aren’t interested in managing people

Steve Jobs once said professional managers he hired at Apple were “bozos.” Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Steve Jobs once shared some advice about how to hire the best managers in a 1985 interview.  He said the best managers are  “great individual contributors” who don’t want to manage. The legendary cofounder died in 2011 and would have celebrated turning 69-years-old on February 24.  Apple’s legendary cofounder Steve…

Google just can’t seem to catch a break

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai on a visit to Google’s Berlin office. Boris Streubel/Getty Images Google’s AI model Gemini has faced backlash over image-generation issues. Critics claim Gemini’s inaccurate images are the result of it being “woke.” The issue casts a shadow over a real innovative push on AI made by Google this month. Google had a lot of AI to show off this month. The search…

Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on a huge stockpile of AI chips as companies compete for limited supplies

Mark Zuckerberg. JOSH EDELSON Nvidia chips remain in high demand, especially from tech companies. Its CEO told investors the company was trying its best to allocate them fairly. Mark Zuckerberg recently said Meta would own 340,000 Nvidia H100 chips by the end of 2024. Nvidia’s CEO recently shed light on the allocation of its in-demand chips. The comments have brought Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg’s extensive…

Prepare for house price growth to slow, says First American chief economist

House price growth is set to cool as mortgage rates come down. Lance McMillan/Getty Images House prices have hit record highs, but they’re likely to rise more slowly now, one expert says. First American’s chief economist told Fortune that lower mortgage rates will cool price growth. Cheaper mortgages will empower buyers but encourage sellers who’ve locked in lower rates to list. Surging house prices are…

Rivian employees have to wait overnight to hear if they’re being laid off. HR experts say the tactic has few...

Rivian Founder & CEO RJ Scaringe. Kimberly White On Wednesday, Rivian announced it would be cutting 10% of its workforce. However, employees have to wait until Thursday to find out if they’re affected. HR experts questioned Rivian’s approach, saying it could cause employees to lose trust in the company. On Wednesday, electric carmaker Rivian announced it would be cutting 10% of salaried staff. However, staff…

AI isn’t driving tech layoffs — but it does make a good scapegoat

AI’s contribution to mass layoffs has yet to be determined. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Layoffs have been sweeping the tech sector and some are blaming AI. However, there’s little evidence to show that AI is driving mass cuts in the industry. An AI lecturer says we need to look more closely at other factors that could be to blame. Fears about AI leading to job cuts are…

An ex-Meta recruiter says one of the biggest mistakes job candidates make in interviews is not asking questions

An ex-Meta recruiter says asking questions in a job interview is essential. AzmanL/Getty Images A major mistake job candidates make is not asking questions at the end of an interview. An ex-Meta recruiter says it’s a “red flag” and actually shows “disinterest” in the role.  She said a job interview is a “two-way experience” for both parties to learn more about each other. Getting to the end of…

Elon Musk says Neuralink’s first patient can move a computer mouse ‘by just thinking’

Neuralink implanted its chip in a human for the first time last month. NurPhoto Elon Musk claims Neuralink’s first human patient can move a computer mouse by thinking. The neurotech firm implanted its device into the first human patient in January.  Neuralink’s brain-chip implant, Telepathy, was approved for human trials by the FDA last May. Elon Musk said Neuralink’s first human patient to receive a…

It’s not just Sam Altman trying to throw money at the AI chip shortage

Sam Altman reportedly wants to build out his own chip supply line. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The race is on to address the AI chip shortage. SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is the latest tech leader who plans to invest heavily in chip production. Chips are needed to train the complex models that underpin AI — but there’s not enough to go around. Tech leaders at the vanguard…

It seems some tech leaders are coming back to San Francisco

The AI boom could boost demand for office space in San Francisco. Brandon Sloter/Getty Images Some tech leaders are returning to San Francisco, The Wall Street Journal reported. The buzz around AI and a search for fresh talent is helping to lure some execs back to the city.  San Francisco’s commercial real estate market is also getting a boost from the AI boom. It seems…

Vinted was my 2 a.m. house party idea. I didn’t think people wanted to buy secondhand clothes online, but I...

Milda Mitkute is the cofounder of Vinted. Milda Mitkute Milda Mitkute is the cofounder of one of the secondhand shopping app Vinted. It operates in 16 countries and was Lithuania’s first “unicorn” company valued at $1 billion-plus.  Mitkute explained how she created the app — and why she decided to step away from the business.  This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Milda…

Sam Altman just reminded everyone why OpenAI is leading the pack

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman unveiled a text-to-video model called Sora. Justin Sullivan Sam Altman has stunned the AI industry again. On Thursday, OpenAI unveiled its new text-to-video model Sora. Sora’s ability to produce high-fidelity videos has shocked the interenet. Sam Altman just stunned the AI industry. Again. This time, it’s not because of a shock ousting from OpenAI, nor is it because of anything to…

Canva says it’s investigating claims of ‘inappropriate behavior’ by former executive

Canva is a graphic-design platform. Jon Kopaloff Canva is investigating claims of inappropriate behavior by an executive, a representative said.  Users shared complaints involving Damien Singh on the anonymous-community app Blind. It’s unclear whether the complaints are related to Singh’s recently announced exit from Canva. Canva says it’s investigating claims of inappropriate behavior by a former executive. “Creating a safe environment for everyone is our…

Cisco is the latest healthy tech company to cut jobs with 4,000 layoffs

Cisco is slashing thousands of jobs. SOPA Images Cisco is reducing its workforce by 5%, amounting to about 4,000 jobs. The layoffs are part of the company’s plan to realign and invest in key priority areas. Cisco is also expanding its partnership with Nvidia to help firms build AI infrastructure. Cisco is cutting 4,000 jobs in a move that will reduce its workforce by about…

A former Twitter engineer says Elon Musk wrongly fired him for leaking information to the press

Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter, now X, in October 2022. Chesnot/Getty Images An ex-Twitter engineer claims that he was wrongfully fired after Elon Musk took over. Randall Lin said he was accused of leaking information to the press, a claim he insists is false. Lin’s story is shared in Zoë Schiffer’s new book: “Extremely Hardcore.” A former engineer at Twitter, now X, says…

Elon Musk offered to help Twitter engineers reinstate Donald Trump’s account after they struggled with glitches, book says

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter is the subject of Zoë Schiffer’s new book “Extremely Hardcore.” Antonio Masiello/Getty Images Twitter engineers faced technical challenges when reinstating Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Engineers struggled to find enough capacity to revive the account, Zoë Schiffer wrote in her new book. The situation got so bad that Musk offered to lend a hand, Schiffer wrote in “Extremely Hardcore.” Elon Musk…

Boeing 737 Max blowout ‘makes us very humble,’ says Airbus CEO

Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury commented on Boeing’s troubles on Monday. He said an incident is never good, “whatever the type of plane.” Airbus is exploring a deal with United Airlines following its CEO’s criticism of Boeing, per Bloomberg. The CEO of Airbus gave a diplomatic response to Boeing’s troubles following the Alaska Airlines blowout. “This incident makes…

A McDonald’s franchisee is paying $4.35 million to settle a lawsuit from a worker who said she was raped by...

A McDonald’s franchise group criticizes McDonald’s for royalty fee hike. Nancy Luna/Insider A McDonald’s worker in Pittsburgh said in a lawsuit she was raped by her manager when she was 14. The lawsuit says her employer didn’t take action after she tried to report the harassment she experienced. McDonald’s franchisee Rice Enterprises is paying $4.35 million to settle the suit, first filed in 2021. A McDonald’s…

How OpenAI plans to make ChatGPT a ‘supersmart’ assistant by getting the bot to use your computer for you

CEO Sam Altman has reportedly said he wants to turn ChatGPT into a “supersmart personal assistant for work.” Kent Nishimura OpenAI wants to build a next-level personal assistant. The company is developing a ChatGPT agent that can effectively take over a customer’s device. The software is one of two AI agents the company is working on, The Information reported.  OpenAI wants to build the ultimate personal…

AI helped decipher a philosopher’s musings about ‘pleasure’ after they were buried by Vesuvius’ eruption 2,000 years ago

The city of Pompeii. Atlantide Phototravel/Getty Images An ancient Greek philosopher’s musings about “pleasure” have been rediscovered thanks to AI. The passage is part of an ancient set of scrolls known as the Herculaneum papyri. The team used a combination of AI technology and 3D mapping to decipher the text. An ancient Greek philosopher’s never-before-seen musings on life’s pleasures have been rediscovered with the help of…

McDonald’s says its chicken options are now just as popular as beef

A chicken sandwich from McDonald’s. Scott Olson/Getty Images McDonald’s makes as much money from chicken products as from beef burgers, its CEO said Monday. Chris Kempczinski said it generates $25 billion in annual sales from chicken nuggets and sandwiches. McDonald’s is competing with the likes of Chick-fil-A and Popeyes, who dominate the chicken-sandwich wars. McDonald’s makes as much money from chicken products such as sandwiches and…

Trader Joe’s stores in California are being targeted by thieves who swipe customers’ wallets from their carts as they shop,...

Adene Sanchez/Getty Images Thieves in California’s East Bay are swiping wallets from shopping carts – especially at Trader Joe’s, police say. “Wallets were taken from unattended shopping carts or open purses while victims were shopping,” a Tri-Valley PD said. Businesses in the nearby cities of San Francisco and Oakland say they’ve been hit by rising crime. A new crime trend is hitting Trader Joe’s stores…

Sam Altman says ChatGPT should be ‘much less lazy now’

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images Sam Altman wrote on X that ChatGPT should be “much less lazy now” after OpenAI rolled out an update. Some users have complained the AI is refusing to complete tasks and giving lackluster responses. It’s not clear what caused the slump, with one developer blaming seasonal depression.  ChatGPT has made…

This year’s 10 top jobs, with some paying more than $100,000, according to Indeed

Indeed released its best jobs of 2024 list. Taiyou Nomachi/Getty Images Indeed’s best jobs of 2024 list includes roles paying over $75,000 with flexible-work opportunities. Healthcare and mental-health jobs, such as mental-health therapist and medical director, dominated.  Despite companies cracking down on remote work, workers still seek high-paying, flexible roles. Indeed recently released its best jobs of 2024 list with roles such as loan officer…

Starbucks is trialing late-night coffee deliveries for people who get midnight caffeine cravings

Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Starbucks customers in Philadelphia can get the chain’s coffee delivered in the middle of the night. Starbucks-trained baristas employed by Gopuff will prepare the orders at Gopuff’s micro-fulfillment centers. Delivery makes up just 2% of Starbucks’ orders, though customers generally spend more per transaction. Starbucks is offering late-night deliveries of coffee and food in a trial with Gopuff. Starbucks CEO Laxman…

Denny’s closes its Oakland restaurant over safety concerns, days after In-N-Out announced plans to do the same

A sign posted in front of a Denny’s restaurant in Emeryville, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Denny’s has closed its only diner in Oakland, California over safety concerns. This comes hot on the heels of In-N-Out Burger’s announcement that it’s closing its Oakland restaurant. In-N-Out had cited frequent and severe crime in the area, like car break-ins and armed robberies. Denny’s has closed its only restaurant in…

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