Zuckerberg wins bid to avoid personal liability in addiction lawsuits

A judge has granted Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s request to dismiss lawsuits that allege he was personally responsible for his platforms fueling social media addiction. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled Monday, excusing Zuckerberg from being held liable, but said the case against Meta, the parent company to Facebook and Instagram, still stands. Lawsuits…

Youth voting organization looks to mobilize voters on Discord using AI chat-bot

Youth voting organization NextGen America is launching an effort to connect with potential voters in the gaming community by utilizing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot.  The new voter registration program aims to engage with the prospective electorate by leveraging the chatbot, dubbed “VOTE-E,” on Discord, an increasingly popular social platform that allows communities to organize…

Amazon Music follows Spotify with an AI playlist generator of its own, Maestro

Amazon Music is now testing Maestro, an AI playlist generator, that lets U.S. customers on iOS and Android create playlists using spoken or written prompts.
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Adobe explores OpenAI partnership as it adds AI video tools

Adobe is in the early stages of allowing third-party generative AI tools inside its widely used video editing software.

Icasa too aggressive in cutting fixed termination rates: Ispa

The Internet Service Providers’ Association has raised concerns about the planned cuts in fixed call termination rates.

SA’s first off-grid national EV charging network is in development 

Zero Carbon Charge has begun building a series of solar-powered EV charging stations across the country. 

Why satellites are going mainstream in South Africa

South African banks, telecoms operators and companies in other sectors are increasingly turning to satellite technology.


Tesla cutting 10 percent of workforce

Tesla plans to cut more than 10 percent of its global workforce, CEO Elon Musk said in a Monday memo to employees. “Over the years, we have grown rapidly with multiple factories scaling around the globe,” Musk said in the memo, obtained by CNBC. “With this rapid growth there has been duplication of roles and job…


Warren slams TurboTax for upselling taxpayers during filing process

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) criticized TurboTax on Monday for charging taxpayers for relatively simple tax returns and repeatedly upselling them during the filing process. Ahead of Monday night’s tax deadline, Warren pointed to an example of a sample taxpayer with a “simple filing situation” who would qualify for the IRS’s new Direct File tool, which…

Paratus express route from Joburg to Europe goes live

Promoted | Paratus Group has launched the fastest fibre express route from Johannesburg to Europe.