EU to Meta - Not So Fast Buster
Meta is facing another EU fine for distorting competition in online classified ads. Meta breached EU antitrust rules by tying Facebook Marketplace to users' social networks. Meta is also creating advantages while dolling out disadvantages for non-meta marketplace advertisers. I'm shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on here," to appropriate a quote from the movie Casablanca.
Washington To China - Not So Fast Buster
Washington wants to slow China's progress in semiconductors with export controls requiring licenses for companies exporting chips to China using US tools and software. Restrictions don't stop at chips, as some US citizens and green card holders are prevented from working for certain Chinese chip companies. Holy green card Batman; perhaps Washington can protect our phones, drones, and planes. Or not. Probably not.
Tech companies begin reporting their gender pay gaps in Ireland
Code is code. Then why do gender pay gaps continue to exist at Amazon, Google, and Hubspot in Ireland? Each company blamed overall gender disparity in tech, and if that sounds like chicken or egg to you, then we agree.
Best AI Enhanced Snowball Fight
It takes a moment to understand what you see because turn-of-the-century top hats and tuxedos throw snow at a crew in modern parkas and jeans. The seamless blend of old and new is astonishing. Ai continues to astonish with another big week for OpenAI's ChatGPT. See the most astonishing AI-enhanced snowball fight we've ever seen and discover other ways AI will soon change your life, website and software on our Flipboard magazine.
Gmail Takes Saturday Off
Google's popular Gmail email service was down worldwide for several hours on Saturday, December 10th. Google hasn't commented other than messaging users, "Our engineering team continues to investigate the issue," so be calm and Gmail on.
iPhone 14 Shortages Continue
In the be careful what you wish for category Apple is learning a hard lesson. Apple wanted low-cost manufacturing so they moved iPhone production to China. Apple's holiday warning about short supply of iPhone 14s due to COVID restrictions in China and so fewer workers has Apple eyeing the world for other options. But there's a problem because spinning up new plants in other countries could take years, so don't expect iPhone shortages to end anytime soon.
ChatGPT's Frightening Good Essays
We're writing about ChatGPT for a post this week, so we've used OpenAI's next gen chatbot and can attest to how good, easy, and efficient the experience is and we expect an order of magnitude improvement when 4.0 comes out. Remember ChatGPT is an end-use product so companies such as ours will be using the OpenAI engine to create cool tools for client websites and apps. That said, ChatGPT is the killer app for AI proving intelligence can be artificial and helpful. Find CNN's take on scary ChatGPT on our Techno Mag on Flipboard.
Twitter Unwinds Bans
Thousands of previously banned Twitter users are getting their accounts back including far-right and those sharing misinformation. Chief twit Elon Musk is making good on his promise of "general amnesty" to users pitching everything from crypto to crazy, so Twitter continues to be a dumpster fire to be avoided with no fire extinguisher in sight.
Don't Help Burglers- Blur Your Home on Google
Street view shows lions, tigers, and bears how to invade your home. There is an easy way to blur your home and Cnet shows you how.