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Terran Orbital sues former CTO who joined call for leadership shake-up

Terran Orbital is suing its former CTO, Austin Williams, a little over a month after he and other shareholders publicly called for a change in company leadership. Williams was a co-founder of satellit

Shein files confidentially to go public in the US

Singapore-based fast fashion platform Shein has confidentially planned to go public in the United States, according to multiple media reports. The Wall Street Journal broke the news earlier on Monday.

Max Q: The Thanksgiving edition

For my American readers, I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving with loved ones. In this issue: Venturi Astrolab's first moon rover mission, news from OneWeb India and more.

This virtual garage sale lets you haggle with AIs to buy Tesla stock, a PS5 or a toilet magazine

Cyber Monday is upon us, but the hottest deals in town are at the AI Garage Sale, where you can try to convince an AI to sell you some worthless junk (or, a PS5) for any given price. AI Garage Sale is

Ukraine detains Victor Zhora, former top government cyber official

Last week, the Ukrainian government fired two of its top cybersecurity officials, who are accused of embezzlement. Now, one of them has been detained. Ukraine’s senior cabinet official Taras Melnych

Reddit might once again be flirting with an IPO

Social media giant Reddit is once again reportedly testing the IPO waters. Bloomberg reported on Monday that Reddit “is holding talks with potential investors for an initial public offering.”  Th

Meta turned a blind eye to kids on its platforms for years, unredacted lawsuit alleges

A newly unredacted version of the multi-state lawsuit against Meta alleges a troubling pattern of deception and minimization in how the company handles kids under 13 on its platforms. Internal documen

A comprehensive list of 2023 tech layoffs

Last year’s techwide reckoning continues. The tech industry has seen more than 240,000 jobs lost in 2023, a total that’s already 50% higher than last year and growing. Earlier this year, mass work

Google’s new tools help discussion forums and social media platforms rank higher in search results

Google today introduced new tools for website owners, including those running social media sites and discussion forums, who want to better elevate their content in Google’s search results. The f

This week in AI: The OpenAI debacle shows the perils of going commercial

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable re

Sweden sides with Tesla, says transport agency must deliver plates or pay up

Tesla won a small battle against Swedish union workers fighting for collective bargaining rights, but the war will continue. A Swedish court ruled Monday that the country’s transport authority h

Affirm’s head of product discusses its new approach to buy now, pay later

Affirm's head of product Vishal Kapoor discusses buy now, play later in a debit card, and how that’s setting Affirm apart from competitors.

Rivian launches leasing program for its all-electric R1T pickup in 14 states

Rivian kicked off Monday a limited program that will give customers in select U.S. states the option to lease an all-electric R1T pickup truck. For now, customers living in 14 U.S. states can access t

With AI chatbots, will Elon Musk and the ultra-rich replace the masses?

Elon Musk is hyping the imminent release of his ChatGPT competitor Grok, yet another example of how his entire personality is just itself a biological LLM made by ingesting all of Reddit and 4chan. Gr

Contrary to reports, OpenAI probably isn’t building humanity-threatening AI

Has OpenAI invented an AI technology with the potential to “threaten humanity”? From some of the recent headlines, you might be inclined to think so. Reuters and The Information first repo

Prefab home builder Veev reportedly shutting down after reaching unicorn status last year

Veev, a real estate developer turned tech-enabled homebuilder, is on the verge of shutting down after reaching unicorn status last year, according to multiple reports. Calcalist reported on Sunday tha

The best tech gifts under $50 to consider in 2023

If you’re looking for a gift for someone but don’t want to break the bank, there are a number of great gadgets you can choose from. This list includes a selection of budget-friendly gift ideas, ra

Ransomware ‘catastrophe’ at Fidelity National Financial causes panic with homeowners and buyers

Last Tuesday, Fidelity National Financial, or FNF, a real estate services company that bills itself as the “leading provider of title insurance and escrow services, and North America’s largest

What to look out for in this week’s deluge of SaaS earnings reports

Here's a rundown of the key names reporting third-quarter results this week and what we might learn from them.

California’s privacy watchdog eyes AI rules with opt-out and access rights

California’s Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) is preparing for its next trick: Putting guardrails on AI. The state privacy regulator, which has an important role in setting rules of the road for
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