Analysis: Why Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ Was Destined for the Hardware Graveyard

Analysis: Why Spotify’s ‘Car Thing’ Was Destined for the Hardware Graveyard

LOS ANGELES/STOCKHOLM, July 27 (Reuters) – Spotify Technology SA (SPOT.N) The Car Thing drive is now a thing of the past. The world’s leading audio streaming service said on Wednesday it would discontinue the device just five months after it was made available to all users in the United States. Read more In doing so, … Read more

Analysis: Why Elon Musk’s fight with Twitter could draw closer scrutiny from the SEC

Analysis: Why Elon Musk’s fight with Twitter could draw closer scrutiny from the SEC

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc. (TWTR.N) battling with Elon Musk to enforce his $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform could draw the attention of the US securities regulator to whether Musk misled the market during of the agreement. Twitter on Tuesday asked a Delaware court to order the Tesla Inc … Read more

EXCLUSIVE meta girds for ‘fierce’ headwinds, slower growth in second half – memo

EXCLUSIVE meta girds for ‘fierce’ headwinds, slower growth in second half – memo

June 30 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc, owner of Facebook (META.O) is bracing for a leaner second half as it faces macroeconomic pressures and data privacy breaches from its advertising business, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Thursday. The company needs to “prioritize more ruthlessly” and “operate leaner, meaner, better-executed teams,” chief … Read more

It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more