Links curated by me ldstephens – January 10, 2023

A curated list of interesting links and tips with an emphasis on news, technology, and more by ldstephens

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The New McCarthy Era, A.I. on the Rise, and Guest Mike Allen — Pivot

Kara and Scott are back together! They discuss the new power balance in Congress, how A.I. will and won’t transform, and a potential ban on non-compete clauses. Plus, Jack Ma will give up control of Ant Group, and echoes of January 6th in Brazil. Today’s Friend of Pivot is Mike Allen of Axios, who stops by to chat about his new book, “Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less,” and the …

An Ailing Arkansas City Elected an 18-Year-Old Mayor to Turn Things Around

Residents hope that Jaylen Smith’s youthful energy and sense of purpose can improve the fortunes of Earle, Ark. — or at least attract a supermarket to the small city.

Brady, Gisele, Patriots’ Bob Kraft Among FTX Shareholders Facing Wipeout

Billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and star NFL quarterback Tom Brady are among those sharing in the pain of FTX Group’s sudden implosion.

WSJ News Exclusive | Moderna Considers Price of $110-$130 for Covid-19 Vaccine

The commercial price for the shot is similar to Pfizer’s plans for after government contracting ends.

Moderna CEO: 400% price hike on COVID vaccine “consistent with the value”

Lawmakers have already called Pfizer’s similar plan “pure and deadly greed.”

Stop Tilting Your Head Back To Swallow Pills

When that hard pill to swallow won’t go down, you might need to change your approach.

Eddy Cue pens letter celebrating Apple’s ‘groundbreaking’ services: $320 billion paid to developers, nearly 1 billion paid subs

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of services, has penned an open letter celebrating what he calls a “groundbreaking year for entertainment.” The long-time Apple executive touts Apple’s array of services, including Apple TV+, the App Store, and more. Cue’s letter is included as part of a press release from Apple in which the company […]

Microsoft eyes $10 billion bet on ChatGPT | Semafor

The tech giant has been in talks on deal to effectively own almost half of OpenAI, maker of the addictive, humanoid, AI-powered chatbot.

Facebook and Instagram to restrict advertisers’ access to teenagers’ data

From February advertisers will no longer be able to see young users’ gender or type of posts they have engaged with

Amazon expands its service that adds Prime badge to other sites

The Buy with Prime program, first announced last April, allows Prime members to check out on other retailers’ sites using their Amazon account.

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