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Apple Together Brings Corporate Workers Into the Union Effort

A solidarity movement called Apple Together has provided tools and support as the company’s retail employees organize. Illustration: Westend61/Getty Images Earlier this year, former Apple software engineer Cher Scarlett received a distraught DM from an Apple retail employee at New York’s Grand Central Station. The employee had been working with …

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Terra’s Crypto Meltdown Was Inevitable

An epic crash in algorithmic stablecoins spells trouble for the entire industry. Photograph: MirageC/Getty Images At a Mexican restaurant in North London a few weeks ago, a handful of small-time but remarkably discerning retail cryptocurrency investors predicted that terra and luna would crash. Several of them were scoffing at terra, …

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Lugano Ties Its Crypto City Dream to Tether

Lugano is on a quest to make crypto mainstream with an unusual partnership. Photograph: Eugene Mymrin/Getty Images On Monday evening, a few dozen shopkeepers and businesspeople gathered in the blue-carpeted hall of a conference center in the Italian-speaking city of Lugano, Switzerland, to learn how to start accepting cryptocurrency payments. …

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Google Has a Plan to Stop Its New AI From Being Dirty and Rude

The future of computing is AI-powered chatbots that have read the entire internet—if Google can figure out how to tame them. Photograph: Juan Moyano/Getty Images The AI Database → Application Personal assistant End User Consumer Sector Consumer services Source Data Speech Technology Natural language processing Silicon Valley CEOs usually focus …

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How 10 Skin Tones Will Reshape Google’s Approach to AI

For years, the tech industry has relied on a six-shade scale to classify skin tones. The search giant’s open source alternative could change that. Photograph: VPanteon/Getty Images The AI Database → Application Face recognition Ethics Personal services Recommendation algorithm End User Consumer Big company Sector Consumer services Health care Social …

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E-bike buyers deserve cash rebates too, advocates say

Cash rebate programs for electric cars, trucks and SUVs should be expanded to include power-assisted bicycles, say sustainability and mobility advocates. Financial incentives already offered for electric cars, trucks, SUVs Cash rebate programs for electric cars, trucks and SUVs should be expanded to include e-bikes, say sustainability and mobility advocates. …

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