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Bob Bakish, CEO of Paramount, Resigns

Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish Steps Down as Merger Talks Continue Bob Bakish, the president and chief executive officer of Viacom, announced on Monday that he will be stepping down from his position at Paramount Global. This decision comes as the company continues negotiations with Skydance Media regarding a potential merger. Bakish has been with […]

Japanese town installs screen to block tourists from snapping photos of Mt Fuji

The picturesque town of Fujikawaguchiko in Japan has recently taken measures to combat overtourism and overcrowding by putting up a large black screen to block the view of Mount Fuji from a popular sidewalk spot. Known as a place that offers some of the best views of the iconic Japanese mountain, the town decided to […]

Companies like Google, Meta, OpenAI commit to developing AI responsibly as Seoul AI summit begins

Artificial Intelligence Companies Pledge to Develop Technology Safely SEOUL, South Korea — The world’s leading artificial intelligence companies pledged at the start of a mini summit on AI to develop the technology safely, including pulling the plug if they can’t rein in the most extreme risks. World leaders are expected to hammer out further agreements […]

New Weight Loss Ads from Hims & Hers Featuring Compounded GLP-1 Injections

Hims & Hers Health, a digital pharmacy startup, has announced the introduction of access to compounded GLP-1 weight loss injections. The company offers a range of direct-to-consumer treatments for conditions like erectile dysfunction and hair loss and launched a weight loss program in December. However, GLP-1 medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy were not previously […]

Scarlett Johansson Finds ChatGPT Voice “Eerily Similar” to Hers, Prompting OpenAI to Halt Its Use

OpenAI is facing backlash over one of its ChatGPT voices that sounds eerily similar to Scarlett Johansson. The actress, known for her role in the film “Her,” expressed shock and anger after hearing the voice, which she says closely resembles her own. OpenAI has since decided to halt the use of this particular voice, named […]

Microsoft Unveils Latest PCs Featuring AI Chips Developed by Qualcomm

Microsoft recently unveiled new computers with advanced chips designed to optimize artificial intelligence features for Windows software while conserving battery life. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s Chairman and CEO, introduced the new Surface Laptop and Surface Pro tablet equipped with Qualcomm chips that can handle AI tasks offline. Other major computer manufacturers, including Lenovo, Dell, HP, Asus, […]

Increase in private sales of luxury mansions, art, and cars

The trend of “quiet wealth” among the rich is on the rise, with high-net-worth individuals turning to private purchases of mansions, art, and classic cars to avoid unwanted attention. Auction companies and luxury real estate brokers are seeing an increase in private sales and off-market listings as the wealthy seek discretion and privacy in their […]

Walgreens to provide affordable opioid overdose medication

In a move to combat the opioid epidemic, Walgreens announced on Wednesday that it will be offering a cheaper version of the over-the-counter opioid overdose reversal spray naloxone. The drug will be available online and in all stores by the end of the month, with the aim of increasing access to this life-saving medication. The […]

There are risks in companies attempting to appeal to a larger number of smartphone users in Africa

Access to mobile phones and the internet has revolutionized the way people in sub-Saharan Africa live and work. In countries like Ghana, where infrastructure and public services are lacking, technology has played a unique role in bridging the gap and improving livelihoods. Anita Akpeere, a chef in Ghana’s capital, relies on her smartphone to receive […]

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun voted back onto board

Boeing shareholders have voted to re-elect CEO Dave Calhoun to the board of directors, according to a preliminary tally released on Friday. This comes as Calhoun faces scrutiny amid the latest safety crisis at the aircraft manufacturer. Calhoun had previously announced his intention to step down by the end of the year, following an incident […]

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