Monday, July 22, 2019

MixedTimes - Lucas Nolan

Ford and VW Teaming Up on Electric Vehicles

Ford and VW Teaming Up on Electric Vehicles

Auto manufacturers Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced plans to strengthen their global alliance and release an electric vehicle by 2023. Much to Elon Musk and Tesla's dismay, VW CEO Herbert Diess explained their goal is to "turn the electric car from a niche product into a mass phenomenon.

Apple Trolls Google with a Giant Billboard - Again

Apple Trolls Google with a Giant Billboard - Again

Apple's anti-Google ad campaign has taken another shot at its Masters of the Universe rival with a huge billboard boasting the company's privacy record — located directly across the street from Google's sister company Sidewalk Labs.

Knitting Site Ravelry Bans Support of President Trump on Platform

Knitting Site Ravelry Bans Support of President Trump on Platform

Popular knitting community website Ravelry has reportedly banned the support of President Donald Trump on its platform. The company says that President Trump promotes "open white supremacy," and states that while users can support Trump, "you just can't talk about it here.

Flashback: Google's History of Dodging Congress

Flashback: Google's History of Dodging Congress

A recent investigation by Project Veritas revealed a number of insights into how executives at Google think about regulation and shed light on lies told by Google CEO Sundar Pichai before Congress.

Report: Tesla Employee Morale Tanks Amid Layoffs, Cost Cutting

Report: Tesla Employee Morale Tanks Amid Layoffs, Cost Cutting

According to a recent report, Tesla's rankings at job websites have dropped significantly following a series of layoffs and cost-cutting measures at the company, indicating a drop in morale amongst Elon Musk's employees.

Twitter Attempts to Clarify Its Rules

Twitter Attempts to Clarify Its Rules

In a series of tweets posted to its own platform, Twitter outlined a number of changes to its rules and policies. Users were skeptical that the company would enforce them fairly.

Report: Google Fights to Maintain Connection to Huawei

Report: Google Fights to Maintain Connection to Huawei

The Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe at Google are reportedly attempting to maintain business ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei despite the company's addition to the entity list by the U.S.

FTC Takes Charge of Investigating Facebook, Amazon

FTC Takes Charge of Investigating Facebook, Amazon

The Masters of the Universe are in for a higher level of scrutiny than they are used to as the DOJ and the FTC prepare to investigate major Silicon Valley tech giants.

Report: Tesla's Cost Cutting Now Includes Not Ordering Toilet Paper

Report: Tesla's Cost Cutting Now Includes Not Ordering Toilet Paper

A recent report claims that electric car manufacturer Tesla's new cost-cutting measures include no longer ordering toilet paper for the company's facilities. Some employees are reportedly bringing their own toilet paper to work with them.

Bloomberg: Facebook Is the New 'Big Tobacco'

Bloomberg: Facebook Is the New 'Big Tobacco'

In a recent article, Bloomberg suggests that the dangers of social media be publicized and discussed openly, rather than antitrust measures being introduced to control social media firms.

Tesla Considering 'Alternative Sources' of Financing

Tesla Considering 'Alternative Sources' of Financing

Tesla recently stated that the company may seek "alternative sources" of financing but believes cash generated from car sales may be enough to fund investments and pay back debts over the next year.

How to Stop Amazon from Listening to Your Alexa Recordings

How to Stop Amazon from Listening to Your Alexa Recordings

Many users of the popular Amazon Alexa voice assistants may not be aware that Amazon employees listen to device recordings — here's how to disable that intrusion by strangers spread around the world.

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination

HUD Charges Facebook with Housing Discrimination

Tech giant Facebook has reportedly been charged with housing discrimination by HUD based on ads that allegedly violate the Fair Housing Act. HUD Secretary Ben Carson said,“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live.

Tesla's Former Security Ops Manager Provides Whistleblower Info to SEC

Tesla's Former Security Ops Manager Provides Whistleblower Info to SEC

Tesla's former head of the Global Security Operations Center & Investigations, Sean Gouthro, has reportedly filed a whistleblower submission with the SEC in relation to his time at Tesla, including new details about Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet.

U.S. Companies Installed a Record Number of Robots in 2018

U.S. Companies Installed a Record Number of Robots in 2018

According to a recent report, U.S. companies installedmore robots in 2018 than ever before across a number of industries. Robot usage by Food and consumer goods industries surged 60 percent over 2017.

SEC Asks Judge to Hold Elon Musk in Contempt for Tesla Boasts

SEC Asks Judge to Hold Elon Musk in Contempt for Tesla Boasts

The SEC has asked a federal judge to hold Tesla CEO Elon Musk in contempt over hisrecent production boasts, claiming the embattled CEO has "not made a diligent or good faith effort" to comply with the settlement he agreed to.

Report: Tesla Board Failing to Police Elon Musk's Social Media

Report: Tesla Board Failing to Police Elon Musk's Social Media

Business Insider reports that Tesla's board of directors is not doing a particularly good job of policing CEO Elon Musk's social media posts, one of the main requirements of both Musk and Tesla's SEC settlement.

Terrence K. Williams: Leftists Are No Longer Funny

Terrence K. Williams: Leftists Are No Longer Funny

Comedian Terrence K. Williams appeared on Breitbart News Daily Thursday to discuss the effect of modern politics on the world of comedy, pointing out that mainstream leftist comedy likeSaturday Night Livehas become so hate-filled that he believes that America should “Stop calling it comedy, it’s not comedy.

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