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Hugging Face CEO Says More AI Startups Want To Get Acquired

Hugging Face CEO Says More AI Startups Want To Get Acquired

Multi-billion dollar AI community startup Hugging Face announced its fourth acquisition to date on Thursday, a $10 million buy of a small AI collaboration platform called Argilla. Hugging Face CEO Clément Delangue now says he’s getting acquisition requests from many more startups — at least 10 a week. “This year, in particular, it has increased…

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Elon Musk Withdraws Lawsuit Against ChatGPT-Maker OpenAI

Elon Musk Withdraws Lawsuit Against ChatGPT-Maker OpenAI

Over three months after filing a lawsuit accusing OpenAI of going against its original mission, Elon Musk is dropping the suit. Musk was a co-founder of OpenAI but stepped away in 2018 and now owns rival AI startup xAI. He sued OpenAI in late February in California state court, alleging that the ChatGPT-maker was going…

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Apple WWDC: iPhone, iPad Changes, Apple Intelligence, iOS 18

Apple WWDC: iPhone, iPad Changes, Apple Intelligence, iOS 18

After endless rumors, Apple has finally revealed how it’s upgrading the iPhone with a jolt of AI. Apple, the largest smartphone maker in the U.S., held its annual Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday and announced “Apple Intelligence” at the event, or AI for the iPhone. It’s also partnering with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to Apple…

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Disney Wins Board Battle Against Hedge Funds, Nelson Peltz

Disney Wins Board Battle Against Hedge Funds, Nelson Peltz

Hedge fund investors who sought seats on Disney’s board have been defeated. Disney secured enough votes from shareholders at its annual meeting on Wednesday to win a high-profile board fight against 81-year-old billionaire Nelson Peltz, founder and CEO of Trian Fund Management, and Jay Rasulo, the former chief financial officer of Disney. Disney’s 12 recommended…

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Ozempic Could Be Profitably Manufactured Much Cheaper: Study

Ozempic Could Be Profitably Manufactured Much Cheaper: Study

Ozempic, the appetite-suppressing injection also known as semaglutide, currently costs $935.77 in the U.S. without insurance. But a new research report from Yale University, King’s College Hospital in London, and Doctors Without Borders published in JAMA Network Open Wednesday suggests that the price of the prescription drug could be lowered to a fraction of what…

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BlackRock's Larry Fink Urges Boomers to Fix Retirement Issue

BlackRock’s Larry Fink Urges Boomers to Fix Retirement Issue

In his annual letter to company investors, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink urged politicians and corporate leaders to come together to address the retirement crisis. Fink, 71, highlighted the economic anxiousness of Millennials and Gen Z when it comes to retirement and stated that they are right to believe that his generation, the Baby Boomers, “have…

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What Big Companies Paid (or Didn't) in Federal Income Taxes: Report

What Big Companies Paid (or Didn’t) in Federal Income Taxes: Report

Some of America’s biggest companies, including Tesla, T-Mobile, and Netflix, were front and center in a new report that reveals how much companies paid in federal income taxes — compared to how much they made in profit, and what they paid their top executives. The Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness released…

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Rivian Announces R2, R3 Midsize EVs at a Lower Price Point

Rivian Announces R2, R3 Midsize EVs at a Lower Price Point

Electric vehicle company Rivian announced new electric vehicles on Thursday with prices that indicate that the startup is turning in a new direction — towards more affordable offerings. Rivian’s existing R1 vehicles start at $70,000 and can be as expensive as $100,000, but the three new midsized electric vehicles that the company announced on Thursday…

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Oscar Mayer Is Launching Vegan Meats, With Jeff Bezos' Help

Oscar Mayer Is Launching Vegan Meats, With Jeff Bezos’ Help

Oscar Mayer, the 140-year-old business known for its hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats, is launching vegan options for the first time. The company hopes its vegan hot dogs and sausages will taste similar to the real thing, from taste to color to bite, according to a press release. The vegan options grew out…

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RealPage Sued Again Over Rent Hikes, 'Illegally Set Prices'

RealPage Sued Again Over Rent Hikes, ‘Illegally Set Prices’

Rental prices are high across the United States, but the reason may not just be demand or inflation. According to lawsuits filed across the country, including one filed most recently in Arizona, a pricing algorithm may be to blame. On Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed a lawsuit against RealPage, a $9 billion software…

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Samsung's New Galaxy Takes on Oura Smart Rings, Productivity

Samsung’s New Galaxy Takes on Oura Smart Rings, Productivity

Samsung’s latest product isn’t a phone or a smartwatch, it’s even smaller. The company is diving into the quick-growing $125 million smart ring market. Samsung put the Galaxy Ring on display for the first time on Monday in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress (MWC) and showcased what it can do — and how it differs…

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V&A Museum Seeks Swifties for Taylor Swift Advisory Role

V&A Museum Seeks Swifties for Taylor Swift Advisory Role

Singer-songwriter superstar Taylor Swift remains a global sensation as she continues her record-breaking Eras Tour — and major cultural institutions want to do her justice. That’s why London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is calling all UK-based “Swifties” to apply for a new advisory role that would provide “insights into the culture and artisanry around handmade…

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Fort Collins, Colorado.

15 U.S. Cities With the Best Quality of Life: Report

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Quality of life is one of the biggest determining factors when deciding where to lay down roots. US News & World Report created a list of the country’s most livable cities by weighing factors such as affordability, healthcare quality, and the overall happiness of residents. Here are the…

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Boston

Monthly Costs of the 10 Most Expensive Cities in US: Guide

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Six of the 10 most expensive US metros for families are in California. Business Insider looked at the monthly costs for households with two adults and two children from the Economic Policy Institute’s “Family Budget Calculator.” EPI assembled data from multiple sources and looked at several kinds of…

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Fox, Disney-owned ESPN, and Warner Bros. Discovery will jointly start a new sports-streaming service.

ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros Launching All-in-One Sports Streamer

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Take all the sports that run on ESPN and ABC. Add all the sports that run on Fox. And all of the sports that run on TNT and TBS. Now combine them on one streaming service. That’s what’s coming this fall, via a new joint venture, co-owned by…

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Prada Is Designing NASA Space Suits for Next Moon Mission

Prada Is Designing NASA Space Suits for Next Moon Mission

Prada is taking the runway to outer space. The luxury Italian fashion house will help design the spacesuits astronauts will wear on the moon for NASA‘s Artemis III mission expected in 2025, according to The Wall Street Journal. Prada will work with Axiom Space, which develops products for human space exploration, to modernize the design.…

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Taco Bell Employee Hospitalized After Customer Opens Fire

Taco Bell Employee Hospitalized After Customer Opens Fire

A Taco Bell employee was nearly fatally shot over the weekend after a disgruntled customer pulled out a handgun after reportedly not receiving the correct amount of change. On Saturday night, local authorities in Charlotte, North Carolina discovered an employee who had been shot twice and in need of assistance. Witnesses claimed that a man,…

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A before and after photo of the Bloomhouse.

How We Party-Proofed Our Unique Airbnb Income Property

This is an as-told-to essay based on a conversation with Dave Claunch, the owner of the Bloomhouse rental property in Austin, Texas. The following has been edited for length and clarity. This story originally appeared on Business Insider. I was aware of the Bloomhouse’s existence about 10 years before my wife Susan and I bought…

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Dunkin' Is Launching a Line of Alcoholic Spiked Drinks

Dunkin’ Is Launching a Line of Alcoholic Spiked Drinks

Dunkin’ is introducing alcoholic versions of its popular drinks, Dunkin’ Spiked Iced Coffees and Iced Teas, with an official announcement released on Monday. The malt-based beverages, set for release in early September, will feature eight flavors inspired by Dunkin’s iced coffee and tea varieties. The move comes as the ready-to-drink sector has been gaining significant…

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Lolita or Tokitae the orca jumping out of the water in her small enclosure in the Miami Seaquarium.

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Spending Millions to Save Miami Orca

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. A billionaire philanthropist is backing a $20 million plan to release Tokitae the orca from her small enclosure in the Miami Seaquarium. The plan would involve loading the 8,000-pound killer whale on a plane, flying her across the US, and releasing her in a bay near Seattle. “She’s…

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Barbara Corcoran Slammed For 'Tone Deaf' Advice to Interns

Barbara Corcoran Slammed For ‘Tone Deaf’ Advice to Interns

Business advice from Barbara Corcoran is usually coveted — even Mark Cuban looks to the real estate mogul for guidance — but her latest offering is catching heat for being outdated. The “Shark Tank” star took to TikTok to share her advice for interns looking to turn their aspiring gigs into full-time paid positions. “Always,…

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Wine Crime: LA Thief Steals $600,000 of Rare Bottles

Wine Crime: LA Thief Steals $600,000 of Rare Bottles

In a scene that could have been ripped from a Hollywood heist movie, a discerning thief with a nose for fine wine cut a hole above the wine cellar of an exclusive Venice, California wine store, dropped down into the dark room, and stole 800 bottles of wine valued at $600,000. “It was like something…

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An arrow points to the coastal town of Gustavia.

This Is the Most Expensive Travel Destination: Report

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Pristine sandy beaches, red-roofed vacation homes, and French influence attract travelers to Gustavia, a town on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. And while there’s plenty to entice travelers to visit, it comes at a cost. According to Florida Panhandle, a travel brand that promotes tourism in the…

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Biggest Resume Red Flag According to Former Google Recruiter

Biggest Resume Red Flag According to Former Google Recruiter

Less is more when it comes to crafting the perfect resume, according to this industry expert. Nolan Church, a former Google recruiter and current CEO of talent marketplace Continuum, says his biggest resume faux pax is too many words and not a lot of context. “The No. 1 thing I don’t want to see on…

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David Dobrik's Businesses: See His Entrepreneurship, Net Worth

David Dobrik’s Businesses: See His Entrepreneurship, Net Worth

After nearly a decade as a digital creator, David Dobrik has set his sights on entrepreneurship. Dobrik has over 20 million subscribers combined on his two YouTube channels – David Dobrik and David Dobrik Too, and was one of the highest-earning YouTubers in 2020, making $15 million from his content back in 2020. The creator,…

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The author when he was working at In-N-Out Burger.

How I Went From Fast Food to Six Figures By Writing Letters

This story originally appeared on Business Insider. Before I knew it, I had destroyed my life. I was a rail-thin 19-year-old, and I was so poor, I spent every morning walking through fast food drive-thrus so I could collect enough change to buy a candy bar and a soda to hold me over for the…

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Amanda Claypool taking a selfie at Waffle House in her uniform.

‘Annoying’ AI Chatbots Taking Over Fast Food Job Applications

This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Businesses are struggling to attract talent and wages are a part of the problem. But pay isn’t the only reason employers are finding it hard to retain workers. Artificial intelligence may be another factor. Over the past few months, I’ve applied to five fast food jobs: Crumbl Cookies,…

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