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Tesla and Netflix are doing just fine. Autopilot concerns (see more below) and Hollywood strikes have yet to affect the automaker and streaming platform, whose latest earnings reports are buoyed by interest in its EV connector for the former and a password-sharing crackdown and price hikes for the latter.
Norway is fining Meta $100,000 per day. Like Ireland before it, the Scandinavian country says the tech giant is advertising based on illegal data-gleaning practices.
Microsoft and Activision gave themselves more time to close their $69 billion deal. The two companies now have another three months to try to clear their final hurdle: the British government.
Encouraged by recent incentives, the US manufacturing sector saw big increases in foreign investment last year.
These production incentives have raised concerns that European firms will try to relocate their investments to the US, possibly resulting in a US-EU trade dispute. But there’s no reason to panic, just yet. As Mary Hui explains, European investment in US greenfield projects—those that involve both establishment and expansion—is actually on the decline.
Cities that put a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic are now seeing eviction filings far outpace what an average pre-pandemic year would bring. It’s a bit of a bullwhip effect, as property owners make up for lost time.
And that’s not even the whole picture: the data doesn’t reflect lockouts, extreme rent increases, or lease terminations that push tenants out, as Quartz’s Clarisa Diaz explains.
Two people were killed—one from each vehicle—in a July 5 car collision in California. Now, investigators are looking into whether Tesla’s self-driving mode was to blame.
A look at the latest probes into Tesla’s Autopilot, by the digits:
36: Special Crash Investigations involving Tesla’s self-driving system since 2016
At least 22: Fatalities involved in those 36 cases
830,000: Vehicles involved in a separate Tesla probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
More than 360,000: Teslas affected by a NHTSA recall over Autopilot concerns in February
Taco Tuesday will now belong to everyone. That was Taco Bell’s ostensible goal when successfully challenging another chain’s 34-year-old trademark of the term. But who shall get the last laugh?
In other fast food ostensible goal news, In-N-Out Burger is banning masks on employees. The conservative-leaning chain says it just wants to show off staff smiles.
NBCUniversal has ostensible pruning goals. What the company says is an annual tidying of trees served to neatly remove shade from a picket line during a heat wave.
We don’t know as much about carbon as we thought. Scientists just detected its existence in the cosmic dawn—which upends some previous assumptions about how it even came to exist.
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