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BuzzFeed says it will use AI to help create content, stock jumps 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will work with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies implement the new technology. in their activities. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and chief executive, told employees in a memo that they can …

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Mortgage rates drop ahead of Fed meeting next week

washington d.c. CNN — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week, remaining nearly flat ahead of the Federal Reserve’s closely watched interest rate setting meeting next week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.13% in the week ending Jan. 26, down from 6.15% the previous week, according to Freddie Mac data released Thursday. A year ago, the …

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DOJ sues Google for its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for its dissolution. The decision marks the Biden administration’s first successful antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, …

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Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade battling an illness he couldn’t name. He came and went to the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints felt like he had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He had constant fevers and fatigue. …

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Amazon launches $5 per month unlimited prescription plan

New York CNN — Amazon is expanding its push into healthcare with a monthly $5 unlimited delivery pass on 60 common generic prescription medications to treat allergies, inflammation, high blood pressure and other conditions. Amazon announced the new delivery service, RXPass, on Tuesday and it will launch immediately in most states except California, Texas, Minnesota …

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Blizzard China: Millions of players lose access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and other games as it goes dark

hong kong CNN — Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era …

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Elon Musk returns to the helm in class action lawsuit over controversial tweet

washington d.c. CNN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the witness stand for a second day on Monday and tried to explain the thought process behind his controversial 2018 “funding secured” tweet, pushing back against the idea that it was partly a joke. Musk, Tesla and the company chiefs are facing a shareholder lawsuit over …

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There has been an increase in attempts to smuggle eggs across the border, according to San Diego Customs

CNN — The high prices are leading to increased attempts to import eggs from Mexico into the United States, according to border officials. San Diego Customs and Border Protection officers have seen an increase in attempts to move eggs across the US-Mexico border, according to a tweet from Director of Field Operations Jennifer De La …

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Patrick Mahomes suffers injury scare as Kansas City Chiefs reach AFC championship game

CNN — The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 on Saturday to advance to the AFC championship game but there is now concern over the fitness of Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs’ star quarterback was brought down by Jaguars’ Arden Key and Corey Peters in the first quarter and replays showed Mahomes’ ankle getting …

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Here are the companies that have laid off employees this year

New York CNN — Just this week, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, Microsoft (MSFT) and Vox Media announced layoffs that affect more than 22,000 workers. Their moves follow job cuts earlier this month at Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Salesforce. More companies are expected to follow suit as companies that have been hiring aggressively over …

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