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Over 400 SpaceX employees signed a letter protesting Elon Musk’s recent behavior online before it was taken down. At least five people have been terminated for their involvement in writing the letter. It took less than a day and a half for more than 400 SpaceX employees to sign onto an open letter criticizing CEO Elon Musk after it was posted and shared by some of their co-workers in an internal chat. Just 32 hours after it was shared, the

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BlockFi and Crypto.com lay off hundreds of staff as coins slump

Two large cryptocurrency firms are laying off large chunks of their staff as crypto prices continue to drop. They’re not the only ones struggling to deal with the market. BlockFi, a platform for trading and lending cryptocurrency, announced via a blog post on Monday that it’s laying off 20 percent of its 850 employees — around 170 to 200 people. CEO Zac Prince said in a Twitter thread that the layoffs can be

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NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

The state of New York will distribute more than 800 robot companions to the homes of the elderly. The ElliQ robots built by Intuition Robotics are intended to alleviate social isolation. The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — engaging

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16 states sue to block USPS plan to buy hundreds of thousands of gas-guzzling mail trucks

Sixteen states sued the US Postal Service in an effort to block its plan to purchase 148,000 gas-guzzling mail trucks over the next decade. Sixteen states as well as several prominent climate activists sued the United States Postal Service this week over its plan to purchase 148,000 gas-guzzling delivery trucks over the next decade, alleging the agency failed to consider the

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Steam Next Fest kicks off in June and will offer ‘hundreds of demos’

Valve’s next Steam Next Fest, an event where players will be able to try out "hundreds of demos" of upcoming PC games right from Steam, will take place from June 13th through June 20th. Valve’s next Steam Next Fest, an event where players will be able to try out demos of upcoming PC games right from Steam, will take place from June 13th through June 20th, the company has announced. Valve is promising there will be “hundreds of

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Microsoft is tied to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign bribes, whistleblower alleges

A whistleblower says Microsoft employees routinely pass bribes to foreign governments in Africa and the Middle East as part of its foreign contracting business, a potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In 2016, Yasser Elabd noticed a $40,000 payment to a client in Africa that didn’t smell right. The payment came from Microsoft’s business investment fund — money meant for closing deals and opening up new lines of business. But the customer

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Arm to cut hundreds of jobs after Nvidia deal falls through

Arm is planning redundancies after being forced to abandon its $40 billion sale to Nvidia last month. Between 12 and 15 percent of the company’s employees could be affected, mainly in the UK and US. Arm is preparing to cut hundreds of employees from its global workforce after being forced to abandon its $40 billion sale to Nvidia last month. The Telegraph reports that the company’s chief executive Rene Haas told staff on Monday that between

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A tech executive is privately funding hundreds of soldiers to fight for Ukraine

Anthony Capone, president of DocGo, is privately paying for the plane tickets and gear for foreign soldiers to join the Ukrainian military’s fight against the Russian invasion. As Russian forces continue to wreak havoc in Ukraine, one tech executive is arranging financial support for volunteers interested in fighting the invasion. On February 27th, DocGo president Anthony Capone wrote a lengthy post on LinkedIn detailing a

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Epic Games is making hundreds of temp testers into full employees with benefits

Epic Games is offering its contingent workers full-time employment. This offer applies to both QA testers as well as other "eligible" US-based contractors. Epic Games is hiring its US-based contingent workers full-time and with benefits, Epic confirmed to The Verge. The Fortnite developer is extending the offer to quality assurance (QA) testers, as well as other “eligible” contract-based employees.

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Neon White’s creative director on making the ‘most video games game possible’

In an interview, Ben Esposito talks about some of the decisions behind Neon White, his latest game that blends a bunch of different genres into a speedrunning FPS hit. I don’t think I’ve ever played something that blends genres quite like Neon White. Let me try to summarize the game: you play as a demon hunter who destroys baddies in heaven by using cards that serve as either guns or special movement

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I’ve been getting tons of ‘wrong number’ spam texts, and I don’t hate it?

I’ve been getting a lot of "wrong number" spam texts that are oddly literary and intriguing. But the reality is a little grimmer, as it usually is. The text that arrived at 3:51PM on Monday, March 28th, seemed innocent at first. “Mr. Steven,” it read, “I am very sorry, after our communication and understanding during this period of time, I feel that we are not suitable in some ways.”

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