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How Elon Musk might turn around his desperate fight against Twitter

How Elon Musk might turn around his desperate fight against Twitter

Elon Musk is angling to force Twitter to hand over a group of key employees for questioning — and the legal maneuver could be the mogul’s last and best hope in a desperate fight to scrap his $44 billion takeover deal.  Twitter’s shares have rallied more than 20% over the past month to close at …

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Peloton to slash 780 jobs and hike prices in push to turn profit

Peloton to slash 780 jobs and hike prices in push to turn profit

Peloton told employees Friday that it is slashing roughly 780 jobs, closing a significant number of its retail stores and hiking prices on some equipment in a bid to cut costs and become profitable.  The company did not specify how many of its 86 retail locations it plans to shutter, but said an “aggressive” reduction …

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You can turn Meta’s chatbot against Mark Zuckerberg

You can turn Meta’s chatbot against Mark Zuckerberg

Meta’s AI thinks CEO Mark Zuckerberg is as sketchy as you might — at least, if you ask the right questions at the right time. The BBC and other outlets like Insider have reported on their adventures stress-testing BlenderBot 3, the artificial intelligence chat tool Meta released last week. As they note, it’s easy to …

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Why the Texas grid causes the High Plains to turn off its wind turbines

LUBBOCK — The state’s High Plains region, which covers 41 counties in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas, is home to more than 11,000 wind turbines — the most in any area of the state. The region could generate enough wind energy to power at least 9 million homes. Experts say the additional energy could …

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These "CSS crimes" turn social media posts into games

These “CSS crimes” turn social media posts into games

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you build something on the internet, people will find ways to creatively break it. This is exactly what happened with cohost, a new social media platform that allows posts with CSS. Digging through the #interactables hashtag on cohost reveals a bounty of clickable, CSS-enabled experiments that go …

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The housing market correction takes an unexpected turn

The housing market correction takes an unexpected turn

The Federal Reserve has a simple inflation-fighting playbook. It goes like this: Keep applying upward pressure on interest rates until business and consumer spending across the economy weakens and inflation recedes. Historically speaking, the Fed’s inflation-fighting playbook always delivers a particularly hard hit to the U.S. housing market. When it comes to housing transactions, monthly …

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Will the stock-market rally turn into a selloff? This bond-market gauge could tip investors off

Will the stock-market rally turn into a selloff? This bond-market gauge could tip investors off

Now that the Federal Reserve appears to have abandoned its forward guidance tool in favor of being “data dependent” to help inform its future path for rates, investors should keep an eye on this gauge of inflation expectations for signs of a shift in the market’s mood. Watch the five-year break-even inflation rate, one of …

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Musk’s antics turn Tesla owners, new buyers against it

Musk’s antics turn Tesla owners, new buyers against it

Dennis Levitt got his first Tesla, a blue Model S, in 2013, and loved it. “It was so much better than any car I’ve ever driven,” the 73-year-old self-storage company executive says. He bought into the brand as well as Elon Musk, Tesla Inc.’s charismatic chief executive officer, purchasing another Model S the following year …

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The Default Tech Settings You Should Turn Off Right Away

The Default Tech Settings You Should Turn Off Right Away

There’s a catchy saying going around with a valuable lesson about our personal technology: The devil is in the defaults. The saying refers to the default settings that tech companies embed deep in the devices, apps and websites we use. These settings typically make us share data about our activities and location. We can usually …

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