Original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/digital-assets/2023/05/30/bitcoin-social-network-nostr-creator-fiatjaf-/?sh=66cde06f11c0
Disenchanted with social media options like Twitter, the reclusive Bitcoin programmer tells Forbes how he designed his chat-and-payment service for people who dislike corporate control.
Welsh software developer Ben Arc first encountered fellow developer known to the world only as @Fiatjaf in 2019 while hacking into a Pac-Man arcade game to make it accept bitcoin. After having difficulty using software designed to simplify the process, Arc sent a message to a mailing list for bitcoin developers looking for help....
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If you have been keeping up with Elon Musk's many fixations, you may remember his advocating for the creation of an "everything app". A court filing reveals that he is one step closer to making that idea a reality.
A court document filed on April 4, 2023, reveals that Twitter, Inc has merged into X Corp. and no longer exists.
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Original article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2023/03/22/goldman-is-reportedly-using-ai-to-write-code-as-banks-crack-down-on-chatgpt-use/?sh=23280f193300
Goldman Sachs revealed that the company is using generative AI tools to aid its software developers in writing and testing code, just weeks after reports of major U.S. banks—including Goldman—restricting staffers’ use of ChatGPT.
The bank’s use of generative AI was only a “proof of concept,” Marco Argenti, Goldman’s chief information officer told CNBC Tuesday.
The AI tool has been used by the company’s software developers to write “as much as 40%” of code in some cases, the report said.
Original article: https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/global-firms-with-exposure-collapsed-svb-2023-03-13/
March 14 (Reuters) - Startup-focused lender SVB Financial Group (SIVB.O) last week became the largest bank to fail since the 2008 financial crisis, sending shockwaves through the global financial system and prompting regulators to step in to contain the fallout.
Original article: https://www.axios.com/2023/02/01/chatgpt-subscriptions-chatbot-openai
OpenAI announced Wednesday it's starting to sell $20 a month subscriptions to ChatGPT, its trendy AI-driven chatbot that answers questions, write poems and has taken the tech world by storm.
Why it matters: ChatGPT seized a powerful spotlight. Now, the monetization begins.
Details: ChatGPT will still be available for free to users who don't subscribe, but paying customers will get priority access, faster response times, and early use of new features.
The big picture: ChatGPT's popularity came at a high operating cost to OpenAI.
Original article: https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2023/01/24/walmart-business-launches-as-a-b2b-ecommerce-site/
Walmart’s newest ecommerce site is targeting small and midsized businesses and not-for-profit organizations with more than 100,000 items ranging from office supplies to automotive and heating-and-air-conditioning products. A Walmart Business+ membership program offers free shipping and other perks.
Walmart Business expects to capitalize on Walmart’s existing expertise in ecommerce and fulfillment operations.
Walmart is vying with Staples, Costco and others for the B2B market.
Walmart figures there’s enough B2B market for both Walmart Business and Sam’s Club.
The world’s largest retailer is...
Original article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-01-24/us-sues-google-over-ad-market-in-escalation-of-antitrust-fight
DOJ complaint calls for break up of Google’s ad tech business
Google counters that digital ad market is competitive
The US Justice Department and eight states sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google, calling for the break up of the search giant’s ad-technology business over alleged illegal monopolization of the digital advertising market.
“The lawsuit we have filed today seeks to hold Google to account for what we allege are its longstanding monopolies in digital advertising technologies that content creators use to sell ads and...
Original article: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2023/01/15/ccp-shares-alibaba-tencent-bytedance/
China’s government is buying shares in Alibaba, ByteDance, Tencent, and other tech companies to give the CCP special rights over certain business decisions.
The Chinese government is buying shares, usually a 1% holding in a vital area, in tech companies like Alibaba, ByteDance, and Tencent to be more deeply involved in their businesses, according to a report from the Financial Times. These shares are known as “special management shares” that enable the government to make certain decisions at these companies,...
Original article: https://news.sky.com/story/recruitment-team-unwittingly-recommends-chatgpt-for-job-interview-12788770
A recruitment team unknowingly recommended ChatGPT for a job interview after the AI was used to complete an application task.
Since its release back in November, the internet at large has been putting the impressive language model through its paces to see just how flexible and human-like it can be.
With little more than a short prompt, the bot has had a go at everything from writing articles to solving PC problems, putting the fear of potential redundancy into...
Original article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90828954/era-of-dtc-brands-is-over-heres-what-the-next-generation-of-startups-looks-like
For a decade, DTC startups like Warby Parker and Everlane created a playbook for how to launch a successful brand. A new generation of founders wants to chart a different path.
When fashion industry veteran Marina Larroudé decided to launch her eponymous line of heels in 2020, she made the deliberate decision not to follow in the footsteps of fast-growing direct-to-consumer shoe startups like M.Gemi, Tamara Mellon, and Rothy’s.
She wasn’t interested in copying their business model of...