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CNBC TechCheck Evening Edition: April 24, 2024
  + stars: | 2024-04-24 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCNBC TechCheck Evening Edition: April 24, 2024CNBC's TechCheck brings you the latest in tech news from CNBC's 1 Market in the heart of San Francisco.
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In the last few days, you may have noticed something new inside Meta’s apps, including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp: an artificially intelligent chatbot. This is Meta’s response to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the chatbot that upended the tech industry in 2022, and similar bots including Google’s Gemini and Microsoft’s Bing AI. The Meta bot’s image generator also competes with A.I. Unlike other chatbots and image generators, Meta’s A.I. assistant is a free tool baked into apps that billions of people use every day, making it the most aggressive push yet from a big tech company to bring this flavor of artificial intelligence — known as generative A.I.
Persons: , OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Bing, A.I, Organizations: corgi, Meta Locations: New York, San Francisco
Ahead of the fight, Garcia missed the weight limit for the bout, which ended his chances of competing for a world title on April 20. “In the ring, I’m gonna beat your a**,” Garcia posted on Instagram ahead of the fight. I bet you hoped it was some kind of mental health issues.”Many speculated that Ryan was going through a mental health crisis, including boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Garcia hasn’t shied away from talking about his struggles with mental health. During the press conference for the fight, Haney asked Garcia to pay him $500,000 per pound if he missed weight.
Persons: jabbed, Ryan Garcia, Canelo, Óscar Valdez, Lord Jesus Christ, of Kings, Lord of Lords, ” Garcia, Garcia, Andrea Celina, Haney, It’s, reestablishes Garcia, , Devin Haney, , I’m, Cris Esqueda, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Ryan, Eddie Hearn, Ryan Garcia implode, ” Hearn, Garcia hasn’t shied, Luke Campbell, you’re, Emmanuel Tagoe, , he’s, Youtuber, Jake Paul, Garcia’s, Garcia pounced, Saturday’s, Gervonta Davis Organizations: CNN, WBC, Barclays Center, Truman, Boxing Social, Breakfast, ” CNN, New York State Athletic Commission, ESPN Locations: Brooklyn , New York, San Antonio , Texas, New York State
US and China's engagements don't mean they trust each other more, said Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . But just because they're talking more doesn't mean that they actually trust each other more, an analyst said on Wednesday. Earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visited China, seeking cooperation in areas beneficial to both countries. Advertisement"It's always better to have more engagement, more conversations — especially when you don't trust each other," Bremmer said.
Persons: Ian Bremmer, , Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, there's, Bremmer, Janet Yellen, Lloyd Austin, State Anthony Blinken, William Lai — Organizations: Service, Eurasia Group, Bloomberg, APEC, Defense, State Locations: Eurasia, Ian Bremmer . Washington, China, Taiwan, San Francisco, US, Washington, Taiwan —, Beijing
There's only one person to blame for the company's shambolic state and only one person whose exit could save Tesla: Elon Musk. Investors want to see a concrete plan for a whole new fleet of Teslas made for a leaner, meaner EV market. The company needs a serious leader with practical ideas — no self-driving gimmicks, no blowtorches, no broken Cybertrucks, no shitposting, no video-game marathons, and no casual ketamine use. AdvertisementA true visionary CEO — which Musk has long claimed to be — would have pressed the advantage that Tesla developed in the EV market. He asserted that Tesla was not a car company but rather an AI robotics company.
Persons: Tesla, Elon, Musk, Gross, Teslas, Ross Gerber, Gerber Kawasaki, Tesla's, Gerber, Ron DeSantis, Navdeep Sodhi, innovating, , Elon fanboys, Lex Luthor Organizations: Tesla, EV, Reuters, Bloomberg, Auto, Twitter, bungled, Sodhi, Fremont Factory Locations: Shanghai, San Jose, China, Elon, Germany, Texas, Beijing, Red, Berlin
Now you can put your Botox on Affirm
  + stars: | 2024-04-24 | by ( Katie Notopoulos | ) www.businessinsider.com   time to read: +3 min
Buy now, pay later company Affirm is starting to offer loans for elective cosmetic procedures. Advertisement"Buy now, pay later" company Affirm has identified a new category for growth, according to a new report from Reuters: elective medical procedures like Botox, nose jobs, and even dental treatments. Buy now, pay later options like Klarna and Affirm have become ubiquitous at checkouts on e-commerce retail sites for some time. I know: It can be hard to sympathize with someone who's using lip filler they can't afford by putting it on Affirm. But go back to what it's actually being used for: "cosmetic treatments, dental services, medical devices, and veterinary procedures."
Persons: It's, , Klarna, Pat Suh, Affirm's, BNPL, it's Organizations: Service, Business Locations: San Francisco
A wave of pro-Palestinian protests spread and intensified on Wednesday as students gathered on campuses around the country, in some cases facing off with the police, in a widening showdown over campus speech and the war in Gaza. University administrators from Texas to California moved to clear protesters and prevent encampments from taking hold on their own campuses as they have at Columbia University, deploying police in tense new confrontations that already have led to dozens of arrests. At the same time, new protests continued erupting in places like Pittsburgh and San Antonio. Students expressed solidarity with their fellow students at Columbia, and with a pro-Palestinian movement that appeared to be galvanized by the pushback on other campuses and the looming end of the academic year. Protesters on several campuses said their demands included divestment by their universities from companies connected to the Israeli military campaign in Gaza, disclosure of those and other investments and a recognition of the continuing right to protest without punishment.
Organizations: University, Columbia University, Columbia, Protesters Locations: Gaza, Texas, California, Pittsburgh, San Antonio
CNN —Reggie Bush is getting his 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy back after having had to relinquish the award in 2010. “We are thrilled to welcome Reggie Bush back to the Heisman family in recognition of his collegiate accomplishments,” Michael Comerford, president of The Heisman Trophy Trust, said in a statement. We are so happy to welcome him back.” Michael Comerford, president of The Heisman Trophy Trust, in a statement on Wednesday. In a post on Instagram, Bush wrote, “No one can take from you what God has for you,” along with a picture of his Heisman Trophy. Bush will also be invited to future Heisman Trophy ceremonies and USC will receive a replica trophy.
Persons: Reggie Bush, Bush, ” Michael Comerford, , Reggie, Marcus Cassel, Chris Carlson, ” Bush, Johnny Manziel, , Vince Lombardi Organizations: CNN, Heisman Trust, Heisman, Trust, University of Southern, UCLA, USC, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, College, NCAA, Athletic, NFL, Twitter, New, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, Saints Locations: Heisman.com, Instagram, University of Southern California, New Orleans
California remains one of the most expensive states to live in, according to a recent Creditnews Research study that found America's middle class is being priced out. In the report that asked, "Can America's Middle Class Still Afford Homeownership in 2024? ", the independent research house studied the relationship between income distribution and housing costs across America's 100 most populous metropolitan areas to find the most and least affordable places for the middle class. The least affordable metro areas were almost entirely on the Pacific coast. Five of the 10 least affordable metro areas are in California.
Organizations: Pew Locations: California, United States, San Francisco, San Diego
It's an urgent question — what do we do with the 40 million tons of plastic waste we produce annually? One year of plastic waste is roughly enough to smother the entirety of Manhattan a meter deep, and it has to go somewhere. For decades, America sent its plastic waste to countries like China and Indonesia. Unlike aluminum or glass, the plastic that can be recycled rarely results in replacing one recycled water bottle with another. By downcycling a tiny portion of plastic waste, companies can genuinely reuse a relatively small share of plastic, while convincing consumers that the industry has created a circular economy of infinitely recycled plastic.
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Facebook co-founder and chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, speaks at an Oculus developers conference while wearing a virtual reality headset in San Jose, California. Meta shows no signs of substantially trimming its losses from investing in the metaverse, as competition heightens between the Facebook parent and Apple in the virtual reality market. In its first-quarter earnings report Wednesday, Meta disclosed that its Reality Labs unit recorded a $3.85 billion operating loss. Analysts were expecting a $4.31 billion operating loss and sales of $512.5 million for the quarter, according to StreetAccount. Reality Labs has now lost more than $45 billion since the end of 2020, when Meta first began reporting the business segment separately.
Persons: Mark Zuckerberg, Meta Organizations: Facebook, Apple, Reality Labs, Revenue, Meta Locations: San Jose , California
What it’s like to be a ‘glass child’
  + stars: | 2024-04-23 | by ( Taylor Nicioli | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +11 min
Meneses Maples refers to herself as an adult “glass child,” the sibling of a person with a mental or physical disability. How does a glass child disappear? It is important not to assume what the needs of a glass child are, said Missud, the New York psychotherapist. More than a decade after her TEDx presentation, Meneses Maples receives messages from parents of glass children seeking her advice. Meneses Maples said she hopes to inspire research on glass children by spreading the word through presentations and workshops.
Persons: Alicia Meneses Maples, David, Mario, Meneses Maples, didn’t, , ” Meneses Maples, Antonio TEDx, Debbie Missud, Emily Holl, Missud, ” Holl, , Holl, David couldn’t, Mario didn’t, , Shelley Cook, Laura Oliverio, Cook, Andrea, ” Cook, Cook didn’t, Shelley Cook “, Al Freedman, Freedman, Jack, Cara, Jack didn’t, ” Freedman, wasn’t, Alicia, Mario Meneses, Alicia Meneses Maples Meneses Maples, ‘ Alicia, ’ ” Meneses Maples, ’ ”, Organizations: CNN, Hulu’s, Suncoast, Disney, Cure SMA Locations: Chicago, Antonio, New York City, Glenwood Springs , Colorado, York
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison said Tuesday that the company is moving its world headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee, to be closer to a major health-care epicenter. He said Nashville is an established health center and a "fabulous place to live," one that Oracle employees are excited about. "It's the center of the industry we're most concerned about, which is the health-care industry," Ellison said. "I shouldn't have said that," Ellison told Frist, a longtime health-care industry veteran who represented Tennessee in the Senate. The pair spoke during a fireside chat at the Oracle Health Summit in Nashville.
Persons: Larry Ellison, Bill Frist, Ellison, Frist Organizations: Oracle, Senate, Oracle Health Summit, Healthcare, HCA Locations: San Francisco, Nashville , Tennessee, U.S, Nashville, Tennessee, Silicon Valley, Austin , Texas
Office politics have always been a point of frustration for workers, but now it's politics in the office that's getting to many American workers. In an era during which more workers have felt emboldened to challenge bosses over politics — with the recent Google worker protests and arrests a prime example — just under half of American workers polled by CNBC and SurveyMonkey say they would support a ban on political conversations at work. Younger workers show less hesitancy toward political discussions, with 41% of Gen Z workers saying they would choose to bar any political discussions at work. That's lower than millennial workers (46%), Gen X workers (52%), and boomers (49%). The CNBC | SurveyMonkey online poll was conducted April 3-5 among a national sample of 5,993 workers in the United States.
Persons: Lara Belonogoff Organizations: Google, CNBC, SurveyMonkey, Survey, Columbia University Locations: Google's San Francisco, Gaza, San Francisco , California, United States, Israel
The project complies with city codes, and the San Francisco Planning Commission gave unanimous approval months ago; in many cities that would have been good enough for the remodel to move forward. But in San Francisco, neighbors wield unusual power over next-door renovations and modest improvements and can appeal even the replacement of rotted front steps. So on Tuesday, 11 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will serve as judges in home construction, hearing from Ms. Park and Mr. McDonald, their neighbors, lawyers, Planning Department experts and any members of the public who care to weigh in. The feud between wealthy neighbors is emblematic of the city’s languor when it comes to building anything. San Francisco has already drawn the ire of state housing officials, who have demanded that the city add 82,000 units in the next seven years, a goal that seems out of reach when many projects draw multiple rounds of challenges and years of delays.
Persons: Julie Park, Tom McDonald, McDonald Organizations: San Francisco Planning, San, Supervisors, Planning Department Locations: Francisco’s, San Francisco, San Francisco’s
download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Since then, private-equity firms have poured $54.6 billion into sports, according to PitchBook data. And the field of potential investors is growing with Goldman Sachs helping rich clients invest in teams, which can drive up prices. AdvertisementLeagues also restrict PE investments, with some caps on the number of teams a firm can own stakes in or the ownership share a fund can hold. Scroll down to read about the private equity firms, listed alphabetically, that have been making the biggest moves in sports in recent years.
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CNBC TechCheck Evening Edition: April 23, 2024
  + stars: | 2024-04-23 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailCNBC TechCheck Evening Edition: April 23, 2024CNBC's TechCheck brings you the latest in tech news from CNBC's 1 Market in the heart of San Francisco.
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Drn/Getty Images Suu Kyi, front center, is seen with her parents and her two elder brothers in 1947. Kyodo News Stills/Getty Images Suu Kyi poses with Burmese comedian Par Par Lay, who was part of the pro-democracy act "The Moustache Brothers." Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images Suu Kyi meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Suu Kyi's residence in Yangon in 2011. Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images Suu Kyi is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal while visiting the US Capitol in 2012. U Aung/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images Suu Kyi addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2016.
Persons: Aung, Suu, , Kim Aris, Suu Kyi, she’s, ” Aris, CNN’s Anna Coren, , Michael Aris, ” “, Zaw Min Tun, Min Aung Hlaing, Aris, they’ve, Ma Khin Kyi, Par, Karl Malakunas, David Brunnstrom, Jonathan Karp, Price, Luis D'Orey, David Van Der Veen, Jonathan Utz, Michael Wolf, Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, Soe, Hillary Clinton, Paula Bronstein, Minzayar Oo, Kyi, Bono, Peter Muhly, Alex Wong, Barack Obama, Obama, Brendan Smialowski, Chris Ison, Ragnar Singsaas, Romeo Gacad, Lauren DeCicca, Lam Yik Fei, Htin Kyaw, Aung Naing, Min Aung, Aung Htet, Kyaw, Jewel SamadD, John Kerry, Jonathan Ernst, Reuters Suu Kyi, Heath Mitchell, Pope Francis, Elizabeth II, John Stillwell, Mike Pence, Bernat, Myanmar's, Koen Van Weel, ’ Aris, I’d, Suu Kyi’s NLD Organizations: CNN, Aung, National League for Democracy, Aris, Reuters, Burma Independence Army, Kyodo, Stills, Oxford University, Getty, Embassy, Suu Kyi, Panos, Congressional, Capitol, Suu, Xinhua News Agency, United Nations General Assembly, National Park Service, Palace, ASEAN, Court of Justice, Association for Political, United Nations Locations: Myanmar, Britain, Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar’s, Zaw, heatstroke, Naypyidaw, India, Par Par Lay, England, AFP, Bangkok, Thailand, Bagan, Pathein, Camberley, Oslo, Norway, Kawhmu, New York, Washington ,, Washington, DC, Singapore, Gambia, , Burma, doesn’t
Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesThe trilateral defense and security pact between the Australia, U.K., and U.S. — commonly referred to as AUKUS — is not going to trigger a nuclear arms race in the Indo-Pacific region, said the U.S. China responded at that time, warning of the danger of an arms race as well as nuclear proliferation. watch now"It's very important that countries understand that this is not to create a race — to create any kind of arms' races. Nuclear-powered submarines are allowed under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and Australia is not going to become a nuclear weapons state," she added. China's responseChina reiterated its warning that Western powers in the AUKUS security pact are provoking division and risking nuclear proliferation in the South Pacific in its latest remarks.
Persons: Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, Anthony Albanese, Tayfun, Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Jenkins, Wang Wenbin, presser Organizations: Naval Base Point, Anadolu Agency, Getty, U.S, for Arms Control, International Security, International Atomic Energy Agency, South Pacific, Pacific Nuclear, Foreign Locations: Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego , California, China, South
Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz bought her California farm estate in 2019 for $7.5 million. Take a look inside the sprawling 65-acre grounds nestled near the Bolinas Lagoon. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementFive years after purchasing a historic property in rural California, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has placed her dream home back on the market. AdvertisementTake a look inside the property that captured this famous photographer's eye.
Persons: Annie Leibovitz, , Stone Organizations: Service, San Francisco Art Institute, Wall Street Locations: California, New York, Europe, Bolinas , California
He knows the GBI money will help him breathe a little easier. Uplift Harris' program will begin payments in the meantime, according to the office of Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis. Uplift Harris participants hope the program will make them more financially stableGuaranteed basic income is an increasingly popular solution to combat poverty in US cities. GBI participants have previously told BI that they used the funds to secure housing and food, pay off debt, and afford school supplies for their children. Have you benefited from a guaranteed basic income program?
Persons: , Delwin Sutton, doesn't, Sutton, Ken Paxton, Harris, Paxton, Rodney Ellis, Sutton doesn't, Dustin Palmer, We've, Palmer, Jay Carter, isn't, Carter, Still, Harris County Attorney Christian D, Menefee Organizations: Service, Business, Harvard, Yale, Texas Attorney, Services, American, Republican, Harris County Attorney, Austin, South Dakota Republicans, doesn't Locations: Houston, Harris, Harris County, GBI, Texas, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso County, The Arizona, South Dakota, Iowa
AdvertisementSteve Dalton, 56, and his partner Sydney Sauber, 58, were ready to leave the Bay Area of California after nearly two decades. Leaving California for MassachusettsDalton, an IT professional for a university, was born and raised in the Bay Area. While there, she met Dalton, and they moved into a condo in San Pablo two years later in 2010. As they reached retirement age, the couple wanted to purchase a house, though they knew that would be implausible in the Bay Area with their budget. He estimates a similar home in the Bay Area would cost over $2 million.
Persons: Steve Dalton, Sydney, Dalton, , they've, Worcester, Massachusetts Dalton, Pablo didn't, Sauber, he's, They've Organizations: Sydney Sauber, Sauber, Worcester, Service, Survey, Chevron, Red Sox Locations: California, Massachusetts, Bay, West Coast, Worcester , Massachusetts, Worcester, Marin County, San Francisco, Contra Costa County, Puerto Rico, New York , Texas, Florida, New England, Northampton, Salem , Massachusetts, Dover , New Hampshire, East, San Pablo, Oakland, Pablo, Englanders
San Francisco celebrated a new public loo with a mini-carnival complete with games, lemonade, and a live band. The public toilet initially cost $1.7 million with a multi-year deadline but had its price slashed to $200,000. AdvertisementThe scandal over a public toilet in San Francisco that cost $1.7 million has ended in celebration after the new loo opened on Monday with a much-discounted price tag of $200,000. That's according to The New York Times, CBS News, and The San Francisco Chronicle, who sent reporters down to the toilet's launch in the Noe Valley Town Square. AdvertisementCity officials said they were weighed down by high construction costs in San Francisco, as well as the need for environmental reviews and checks from multiple commissions.
Persons: , Mario, Luigi, Leslie Crawford, Gavin Newsom, Chad Kaufman, Vaughn Buckley, Buckley, San Francisco Mayor London Breed Organizations: Service, The New York Times, CBS News, San Francisco Chronicle, Residents, People, NYT, CBS, SF Chronicle, San, Chronicle, California Gov, Company, San Francisco Mayor London Locations: Francisco, San Francisco, Noe, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Kaufman
California Coast Credit Union's 9.50% APY CD comes with strict requirements. miniseries/Getty ImagesCalifornia Coast Credit Union gives 9.50% APY (annual percentage yield) on its 5-month CD special. AdvertisementCalifornia Coast Credit Union, a local credit union in San Diego and Riverside counties, is currently offering a 5-month Celebration Certificate with a 9.50% APY, or annual percentage yield. How to get 9.50% APY on a California Coast Credit Union CDCalifornia Coast Credit Union is a credit union, which means that you'll need to be eligible for membership before you can open any account with it. California Coast Credit Union currently offers the best CD rate of any bank or credit union, with a 9.50% APY on its Celebration Certificate.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Two years into my second role, I was placed on a performance improvement plan (PIP). To cope, I leaned more on my side hustle, which fueled me creatively but also impacted my work performance at times. AdvertisementMy PIP experience ultimately left me feeling disheartenedBeing put on a PIP solidified the reality that employees are expendable. The PIP wasn't the sole reason, but it did accelerate my thinking.
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