State Dept. cables newly released by WikiLeaks show that U.S. diplomats served as deal-brokers, pressuring world leaders to purchase billions of dollars worth of Boeing jets (instead of European competitor Airbus). "To a greater degree than previously known, diplomats are a big part of the sales force." Here's the actual cable, and here's the NYT article.
Amazon is expected to lay off about 10,000 employees this week, mostly in technology roles. They'll be the biggest job losses in the company's history and reflect the tech sector's downturn; Microsoft made similar cuts last week. The holiday shopping season is critical for Amazon, and usually, one where the company has increased its headcount… READ THE REST
After a day filled with fake but verified brands pouring funny, obscene, profane nonsense onto Twitter—and verified Nazis, too!—the $8 bluecheck sale is already being "paused." Sofia Pitt: The quick suspension of the service suggests that, at least currently, CEO Elon Musk's big plan to generate new revenue from users isn't working as expected. The… READ THE REST
Rumored for weeks and coinciding with Twitter's own downsizing, Meta is expected to lay off thousands of workers today. The company, which has lost nearly three quarters of its market capitalization in recent months, is among those hardest-hit by the tech downturn—a malaise seemingly compounded by its expensive pivot to VR. Zuckerberg appeared downcast in… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, but it definitely doesn't feel that way, even when you are practicing sufficient self-care. Between the stress of… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's just something therapeutic and relaxing about locking your eyes onto a soothing light. With LEDs becoming more mainstream in lighting fixtures, you can tap into an array of colors with a simple… READ THE REST