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US TV provider given first-ever space debris fine

US authorities have issued a "breakthrough" first-ever fine over space debris, officials said Monday, slapping a $150,000 penalty on a TV company that failed to properly dispose of a satellite

UN warns against 'excessive' tech use in classrooms

Heavy reliance on technology in education may be unproductive, or even detrimental, if it interferes with the acquisition of basic skills such as reading, the UN warned on Wednesday

Twitter website replaces bird logo with X

Twitter launched its new logo on Monday, replacing the blue bird with a white X on a black background as the company moves toward rebranding as X

Musk, top exec say Twitter to be renamed X, get big makeover

Twitter owner Elon Musk and the chief executive he brought aboard just a month ago say the social media network will ditch the bird logo, rebrand the platform with the name X and move quickly into payments, banking and commerce

Twitter challenger Threads struggles for traction

After a wildly successful first few days, Threads popularity has waned in the weeks since Meta launched its challenge to Twitter, which lives on despite its problems

Netflix adds 6 million subscribers after password crackdown

Netflix on Wednesday said subscriptions to the media streaming service climbed by nearly 6 million in the wake of its crackdown on password sharing

Musk says Twitter has lost half its advertising revenue

Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that the social media platform he bought for $44 billion last October has lost roughly half of its advertising revenue

Twitter rival Threads signs up 100 million users in five days

The Threads app launched by Instagram as a rival to Twitter has signed up more than 100 million users in less than five days, data tracking websites said on Monday, smashing the record of AI tool ChatGPT for fastest-growing consumer app

Facebook, Instagram could have 12m paying subscribers by early 2024, says Bank of America

Considering the subscription services costs $11.99 a month, the BoFA analysts said that Meta could generate $1.7 billion “in high-margin revenue in 2024”

Angry Bing chatbot just mimicking humans: Experts

Tales of disturbing exchanges with the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot -- including it issuing threats and speaking of desires to steal nuclear code, create a deadly virus, or to be alive -- have gone viral this week

Yahoo to lay off more than 20% of staff

The cuts will impact nearly 50 percent of Yahoo's ad tech employees by the end of this year, including nearly 1,000 employees this week, the company said on Thursday.

Global chatbot race heats up

ChatGPT has sparked a gold rush in artificial intelligence technology, with Microsoft, Google and China's Baidu all working to develop chatbots that can mimic human speech

Twitter telling users they ‘exceeded daily limit of tweets’

"Twitter may not be working as expected for some of you," the company said in a tweet. "Sorry for the trouble. We're aware and working to get this fixed."

Disney lays off 7,000 employees as subscribers decline

The job cuts on Wednesday follow similar moves by US tech giants dialing back from a hiring spurt that began during the height of the pandemic. "I do not make this decision lightly," Iger said on a call to analysts after Disney posted its latest quarterly earnings.

Pakistan PM orders Wikipedia website unblocked

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the immediate restoration of popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia that was banned by the telecom regulator last week for not "blocking/removing sacrilegious content".

Google to release ChatGPT rival named Bard

Google has said it will release a conversational chatbot named Bard, setting up an artificial intelligence showdown with Microsoft which has invested billions in the creators of ChatGPT, the hugely popular language app that convincingly mimics human writing.

Musk found not guilty of fraud over Tesla tweet

Jurors have cleared Elon Musk of liability for investors' losses in a fraud trial over his 2018 tweets falsely claiming that he had funding in place to take Tesla private.

ChatGPT maker launches tool to detect AI-generated text

OpenAI, the creator of the popular chatbot ChatGTP, has released a software tool to identify text generated by artificial intelligence, the company said in a blog post today.

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