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SpaceX Scandal: Allegations of a Secret Romance Between Elon Musk and Former Intern
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SpaceX Scandal: Allegations of a Secret Romance Between Elon Musk and Former Intern

A new report by The Wall Street Journal has brought to light allegations of a brief romantic relationship between Elon Musk and a former SpaceX intern. This revelation comes amidst ongoing scrutiny of SpaceX over workplace conduct and sexual harassment claims. According to the report, the woman, whose identity remains confidential, first met Musk in the early 2010s during her internship at SpaceX while she was still a college student. She told friends that her initial interactions with Musk included sharing ideas to improve the company, which eventually led to a date where they bonded over "Star Wars" and shared a kiss. The report further details how Musk flew the woman to Sicily to visit him at a resort, citing documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Musk personally...
Tesla Revs Up Hiring Again After Brutal Layoffs
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Tesla Revs Up Hiring Again After Brutal Layoffs

Tesla appears to be ramping up hiring again, nearly two months after Elon Musk initiated widespread layoffs. The electric vehicle giant has begun advertising a host of new roles, signaling a shift from the drastic cuts it made earlier this year. Back in April, Tesla made headlines by slashing 10% of its global workforce. This massive reduction saw the number of job listings on Tesla’s website for North America plummet from 3,400 to just 3. In the weeks that followed, even more workers were let go. However, late May brought a glimmer of hope as Tesla posted over a dozen jobs in its autopilot division. Now, Tesla’s hiring efforts appear to be expanding further. As of this month, the company has over 60 positions advertised across the US and Canada on its website. These job listings, w...
Tesla Slashes North American Job Postings
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Tesla Slashes North American Job Postings

In what amounts to a sudden twist of events, leading electric car maker Tesla has slashed its job postings in North America from 3,400 positions to just three. The reduction in postings signals the recent struggles that the company has gone through after a very challenging first quarter, where it laid off some employees and missed some of its financial targets. The eliminated positions were primarily located in California, Texas and Nevada, according to archived pages of Tesla's official careers page analyzed by Quartz. Many of these were available as recently as Tuesday for example, but gone by Wednesday. All of the U.S. jobs listed as available are part of the so-called "manufacturing development program" that represents a short-term training opportunity at local community colleges i...
Tesla’s Workforce Shrinks Again: Musk Cuts Execs and Teams, More Layoffs Expected
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Tesla’s Workforce Shrinks Again: Musk Cuts Execs and Teams, More Layoffs Expected

Tesla's big boss, Elon Musk, says the company isn't done cutting jobs yet. On Monday, he told everyone that two big-shot execs are out, and so are their teams. Musk's all about slashing costs, keeping the team lean and plans to lay off hundreds more employees. He told everyone in an email, got by The Information, that Rebecca Tinucci, who handled Tesla's charging stations, and Daniel Ho, in charge of the new vehicles program, are leaving. This email got out, and it looks like their whole teams are getting shut down. That means about 500 people working for Tinucci are going to be jobless. Musk said Tesla's team that deals with government stuff is also getting the axe. Rohan Patel, who was the boss of that team, already said he was leaving back on April 15. https://twitter.com/roh...
Dubai to Build World’s Largest Airport in $35 Billion Mega Project
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Dubai to Build World’s Largest Airport in $35 Billion Mega Project

Dubai is planning to spend $35 billion on a huge airport project that will be the largest in the world. This new airport will have 400 gates and five runways and is expected to serve 260 million passengers each year, more than any other airport globally. It's a key part of Dubai South, a big city plan designed to house a million people. Right now, Dubai is expanding an existing airport to make it five times bigger than its current main airport. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who leads Dubai, said the updated Al Maktoum International Airport will handle 260 million passengers, making it the biggest in the world. "We are building this for our future generations to ensure they have ongoing and stable growth," Sheikh Mohammed shared on social media. "Dubai will become the main g...
Senate Passes Bill with TikTok Ban in US: What’s Next for the App?
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Senate Passes Bill with TikTok Ban in US: What’s Next for the App?

The Senate just gave the nod to a bill that could kick TikTok out of the US. It's all part of this big foreign aid package. Once Biden puts his John Hancock on it, ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, has got 270 days to find a buyer. Trump tried to pull a similar move with an executive order, but the courts weren't having it. So, the Senate got this bill through on Tuesday, and if Biden's true to his word, he'll sign it soon. The vote was pretty lopsided, with 79 saying "aye" and only 18 giving it the thumbs down. Now, this bill was snuck into a bunch of other bills the House passed recently. They were sending aid to places like Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, and there was even some cash for humanitarian aid in Gaza. But buried in all that was a little something for TikTok: either B...
Tesla Faces Staffing Challenges; Investors Seek Clarity from Musk
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Tesla Faces Staffing Challenges; Investors Seek Clarity from Musk

Tesla is at a critical juncture as significant layoffs and the departure of key executives have led to a call for clearer direction from CEO Elon Musk. The company's stock dipped 5.6% following Musk's announcement that over 10% of Tesla's workforce would be cut, signaling investor uncertainty. Wall Street analyst Dan Ives emphasized the urgency for Musk to communicate a detailed strategy concerning the layoffs, future products, and the company's overall vision during Tesla's upcoming investor conference call. Ives noted the unexpected resignation of Drew Baglino, head of powertrain and electrical engineering at Tesla, as particularly disconcerting for investors. Baglino, a pivotal figure in Tesla for 18 years, was instrumental in several major initiatives, including the anticipated Mod...
Amazon’s Competitive Tactics: Hiring Ex-Trader Joe’s Manager for Insider Insights
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Amazon’s Competitive Tactics: Hiring Ex-Trader Joe’s Manager for Insider Insights

In 2016, Amazon announced Wickedly Prime as a chance for the company to enter the market of private food brands and compete with the most famous food retailers, such as Trader Joe's. A former senior manager of the Trader Joe's snack division, now working as a consultant with Amazon, was first brought in by the giant online retailer to run a new business without letting her know that her insights into the snack division product lineup were key. This recruitment, like those of many top executives, was part of a grand plan to replicate Trader Joe's top 200 selling items, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon's efforts included pressing the former Trader Joe's manager for proprietary data, such as margins and a detailed sales report. It grew to be so intense that eventually, afte...
Unraveling OpenAI: Internal Investigations, Uncertainties, and Leadership Shifts
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Unraveling OpenAI: Internal Investigations, Uncertainties, and Leadership Shifts

That will only get harder to keep an air of uncertainty from hanging over OpenAI in coming years, as the company grapples with internal investigations and leadership shifts. A recent ouster of CEO Sam Altman and subsequent investigations have left employees grappling with the operational opacity of the company and growing concerns. According to the sources, Altman shed little light during a recent all-hands company meeting on the internal investigation into his ouster. This was reported by the different major worldwide publications, such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Add them to the fact that they expect the investigation to conclude at the end of the first quarter. From the lack of transparency on the inside of operations to the striking departure from Altman's ea...
Navigating AI Regulation Challenges in Healthcare
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Navigating AI Regulation Challenges in Healthcare

The healthcare industry is experiencing a surge of interest in incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into its operations, yet a critical aspect remains largely unaddressed: regulation. A recent survey highlights a glaring gap in policies governing AI use within health systems, posing challenges as startups race to develop AI products for hospitals. The survey, conducted by the Center for Connected Medicine at UPMC and KLAS Research, polled 34 US health system leaders. Shockingly, only 16% reported having comprehensive policies for AI implementation and data access. A staggering 65% admitted to having no AI policies whatsoever, underscoring the industry's unpreparedness for the AI revolution. While healthcare stakeholders acknowledge AI's potential to revolutionize patient care,...