Meta Said to Asking Managers to Return to Making Things or Leave

Meta Platforms is asking many of its managers and directors to transition to individual contributor jobs or leave the company as it tries to become more efficient, according to people familiar with the matter. The process is known internally as a “flattening,” the people said. Higher-level managers are sharing the directive with their subordinates in … Read more

South Korean officials traveled to Serbia to find Do Kwon

The hunt for the controversial founder of the now-collapsed Terra ecosystem, Do Kwon, has intensified with South Korean officials reportedly confirming they sent at least two people to Serbia to track him down. According to a Feb. 7 Bloomberg reportthe prosecutor’s office in Seoul said the reports “aren’t false” regarding members of its team trekking … Read more

DCG offloads Grayscale shares to raise capital: Report

Cryptocurrency conglomerate Digital Currency Group (DCG) has reportedly begun to sell its holdings in crypto funds managed by its subsidiary Grayscale Investments as it looks to raise capital and preserve liquidity. According to a Feb. 7 Financial Times report citing seen United States securities filings, DCG sold around a quarter of its shares in Grayscale’s … Read more

16 Great Movies From 2000s That Should Have Received An Oscar Nomination

The 2000s was a decade that saw some of the most innovative, creative and captivating movies come to life. From heart-wrenching dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, the film industry was on fire, delivering masterpieces that stood the test of time. Despite the abundance of talent and brilliant storytelling, there were some movies that were overlooked by … Read more

US lawmakers want crypto miners to share energy and emissions data

Core crypto critic Elizabeth Warren, alongside seven other democrat lawmakers, compelled the government to disclose the energy consumption data of crypto miners domiciled in the US. The lawmakers stated that it is “essential” for a “disclosure regime” to be adopted quickly and “on a required basis” in the letter, which was addressed to key figures … Read more

Keanu Reeves-Led Constantine Sequel Still in the Works: Report

A Keanu Reeves-led Constantine sequel is reportedly still in development. As per Entertainment Weekly, a Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson assured them that Constantine 2 had not been scrapped. Reports from last year suggested that Reeves was reuniting with the original director Francis Lawrence for a fresh instalment as the magic-wielding exorcist based on DC Comics’ … Read more

The Curious Case Of The $4M Webaverse Hack | Bitcoinist.com

Raising capital in the crypto environment can bring a unique and unparalleled set of challenges. Look no further than the ever-curious case of Webaverse, a firm building a game engine and MMO (massive multiplayer online game) inspired by metaverse characteristics. The Webaverse team took a brutal hit recently after suffering a ~$4M social engineering exploit. … Read more

Five key economic points in Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address to Congress

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington, as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., applaud. Pool | Via Reuters President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address to … Read more

BIS to launch stablecoin monitoring project and up focus on CBDC experiments

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will heighten focus on experimenting with Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) this year via its research and development arm and will also launch a new project to monitor stablecoins. On Feb. 7, the Switzerland-based so-called “bank for central banks” announced its Innovation Hub will “increase its focus” on CBDCs … Read more

World’s largest drone maker is unfazed — even if it’s blacklisted by the U.S.

The world’s biggest drone maker DJI found itself embroiled in the Russia-Ukraine conflict last year. In March, three weeks after Russia’s invasion began, a Ukrainian minister called out DJI on Twitter for being complicit in the war. DJI is just one of many tech companies that has found its products used on the battlefield. The … Read more

Voyager subpoenas FTX and Alameda execs as judge orders fee examiner

Lawyers representing bankrupt crypto broker Voyager Digital have served former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and other FTX and Alameda Research executives with subpoenas requesting information. The subpoenas have a very wide scope, with Voyager’s lawyers seeking copies of any documents and communication between FTX entities and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Department … Read more

Microsoft Is Adding ChatGPT-Like Technology to Bing, Edge Browser

Microsoft is fusing ChatGPT-like technology into its search engine Bing, transforming an internet service that now trails far behind Google into a new way of communicating with artificial intelligence. The revamping of Microsoft’s second-place search engine could give the software giant a head start against other tech companies in capitalising on the worldwide excitement surrounding … Read more

Sarah Huckabee Sanders draws sharp contrast with Democrats in GOP rebuttal | CNN Politics

CNN — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a combative speech Tuesday evening in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, drawing a sharp contrast with Biden as she delivered a series of blistering criticisms of the president. Sanders called Biden “unfit to serve as commander in chief,” said his “weakness puts … Read more

Fantom: Here are the levels to watch out for after FTM’s $0.65 rejection

Disclaimer: The information presented does not constitute financial, investment, trading, or other types of advice and is solely the writer’s opinion. Fantom had a bearish short-term momentum after posting strong gains throughout January. A pullback to $0.5 or deeper was possible. Phantom [FTM] saw a pullback of nearly 20% in the past three days. It … Read more

Bank of England thinks digital pound can co-exist with private stablecoins

The United Kingdom is a step closer to launching a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) after releasing a consultation paper explaining the proposed digital pound, which the public has nicknamed “Britcoin.” The 116-page consultation paper was jointly released on Feb. 7 by the Bank of England (BoE) and His Majesty’s Treasury. A technology working paper … Read more

Sexiest Romance Movies That Are Also Classics

Classic romance movies often transcend generational barriers with audiences and have such enduring appeal. It’s also a well known fact that sex sells, so when these kinds of movies also have their fair share of sexiness too, it usually makes for a winning combination with viewers. Not every romantic movie has a sexy element to … Read more

AI Generated Seinfeld Stream Removed from Twitch After Transphobic Comment

Home Pop Culture AI Generated Seinfeld Stream Removed from Twitch After Transphobic Comment The project’s co-creators say the off-color joke was the result of a technical issue. The infinite, AI-generated Seinfeld episode streaming on Twitch has been temporarily pulled from the platform after spewing a stand-up routine many are calling transphobic. Titled Nothing, Foreverthe computer … Read more

Opinion: Biden gets feisty, baits Republicans | CNN

CNN  —  CNN Opinion contributors weigh in with their tweets on President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union speech. Two big takeaways – Biden gave as good as he got, he came with the receipts and the fire in the belly! Second, Kevin McCarthy’s caucus does not respect him. — Karen Finney (@finneyk) February … Read more

Nokia uses the metaverse to connect remote breweries, train aircraft techs

From beer breweries on opposite ends of the globe to aircraft technicians in isolated airports, telecoms infrastructure firm Nokia has been looking for ways to use the metaverse to aid remotely-located workers. Nokia, who many remember as a manufacturer of consumer mobile devices, has since pivoted into developing technology and equipment that “delivers the internet.” … Read more

Reports HS2 services will be halved – and run at lower speeds – dismissed as ‘speculation’ by govt

The Department for Transport has said it “does not comment on speculation” after proposed cost-saving plans for HS2 were reported. According to The Daily Telegraph, drastic changes are being planned that would almost halve the number of high-speed trains per hour – and services would travel slower. The newspaper reported that plans to run services … Read more

BNB outperforms ETH in this area, but where is the catch 

Despite beating Ethereum, BNB’s DAU was declining. BNB’s RSI and stochastic were overbought, which was bearish. Binance Coin [BNB] outperformed the king of altcoins, Ethereum [ETH]by a huge margin in terms of daily active addresses. As per CoinMarketCap, BNB’s daily active users exceeded 815,000, while Ethereum and Polygon [MATIC] reached 344,000 and 277,000, respectively. […] … Read more