It was a very bad week; what’s new?; big tech offices aren’t dead; tech salaries revealed; Apple’s new products, fixing the app store; Amazon gets drone delivery approval; Elon Musk creates cyber pigs, neuroscience theater; guillotine outside of Bezos’ home, again; Zuckerberg admits Facebook erred with Kenosha; Bill & Ted 3; Star Trek Discovery dates; when they come for comedians; TikTok house parties; periods are triggering Gen Z; feedback loop.
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It Was a Very Bad Week
AMAZON ANNOUNCES HALO, A FITNESS BAND AND APP THAT SCANS YOUR BODY AND VOICE
YSK that Amazon has a serious problem with counterfeit products, and it’s all because of something called “commingled inventory.”
IN THE NEWS
The Big Tech office isn’t dead. Here’s why giants like Facebook and Amazon keep gobbling up space while telling workers they can stay home.
Facebook salaries revealed: How much the social network pays for software engineers, product managers, copywriters, and more
San Francisco Bay Area tech salaries revealed: Here are 21 of the region’s highest-paid jobs at companies like Netflix, Google, Apple, and Facebook.
What you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 12 and 12 Pro
Apple might announce four iPhones and two watches this fall
Apple mistakenly approved a widely used malware to run on Macs
Apple Confirms New App Store Policies on Bug Fix Updates and Challenging Guidelines Are Live
Apple says App Store appeals process is now live, so developers can start challenging decisions
Amazon Gets Permission to Start Making Drone Deliveries
Elon Musk unveils V2 of the Neuralink brain-machine interface surgery bot
Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater
Protesters set up a guillotine outside Jeff Bezos’ mansion and demanded higher wages for Amazon workers after the CEO’s net worth surpassed $200 billion
Zuckerberg acknowledges Facebook erred by not removing a post that urged armed action in Kenosha
Zuckerberg spoke to Facebook employees about what’s happening in Kenosha
A Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Asking Attendees To Bring Weapons Was Reported 455 Times. Moderators Said It Didn’t Violate Any Rules.
First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens in Woodland Hills
Overcast’s latest beta update tells listeners which podcasts are tracking them
Bill and Ted 3
Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves Trailer
Star Trek: Discovery Sets CBS Broadcast Television Premiere Date
AT THE LIBRARY
A Change of Plans by Dennis E. Taylor
Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble by Judy Gold
The night that broke Jim Gaffigan, the ‘clean’ Catholic comedian
MORON OF THE WEEK
Los Angeles Charges TikTok’s Bryce Hall and Blake Gray and Others in Party House Crackdown
Young people don’t trust anyone who uses this punctuation mark
[Podcasts] Automatically save offline new Podcasts and remove completed Podcasts
China Imposes New Rules Which Could Halt TikTok Sell-Off, Triller Enters Bid for the Platform
Chinese government changes rules, could block TikTok sale to US company
What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon
How to factory reset your Google Pixel phone
1970s Japanese TV series ‘Monkey’ had a magic that has never been matched
The New Legends of Monkey
How a Twitter clone heralded a no-code boom
Biden snags ‘Keep America Great’ domain in latest act of Trump trolling
How the DNC was produced from a living room
Sophia X Classes for Kids
Ubiquity AR Demo
Serial Killers Should Fear This Algorithm
Twitter says Chadwick Boseman’s final post is the most liked tweet ever