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WeWork says it's a year closer to profitability than previously planned thanks to 8,400 job cuts

WeWork will be cash-flow positive, a step toward profitability, in 2021, according to a SoftBank executive.  Marcelo Claure, CEO of the Japanese investment fund, cited WeWork's massive job cuts for the accelerated timeline in an interview with the Financial Times. Softbank has pressured many of its money-losing portfolio companies to cut costs in...

How to use speech-to-text on a Windows computer to quickly dictate text without typing

You can use the speech-to-text feature on Windows to dictate text in any window, document, or field that you could ordinarily type in.   To get started with speech-to-text, you need to enable your microphone and turn on speech recognition in "Settings." Once configured, you can press Win + H to open the speech recognition control and start dictating. ...

Trump is considering banning Chinese social media app TikTok. See the full list of countries, companies, and organizations that have already banned it.

President Trump has said that he was considering banning TikTok, which he implied would punish China for the coronavirus.  TikTok is a short-form video app especially popular among Gen Z, and it has amassed 1.5 billion downloads. Its parent is the Chinese developer ByteDance. US lawmakers have expressed concern over possible national security issues,...

Epic Games, maker of 'Fortnite,' saw its value rise by $17 billion in just 8 years — a more than twentyfold increase

Epic Games, the studio behind "Fortnite," has skyrocketed in value across the past eight years. In 2012, Chinese conglomerate Tencent invested $330 million and got a 40% stake. Sony's $250 million investment earlier this month nabbed the company only a 1.4% stake in Epic. That means Epic's valuation has exploded: The company was worth approximately...

This early-stage VC says AI startup founders are more attuned than ever to the ethical issues surrounding the tech — but he says there's one critical shortcoming that must be addressed

Skeptics raised concerns for years about the potential ethical issues with artificial intelligence. Now, amid an historic civil rights movement in the US, the issue is getting new attention.  Tech giants like IBM and Amazon already said they will halt using facial recognition tools, software that has been shown to be discriminatory against Black people. ...

The CTO of $6.8 billion AI startup Automation Anywhere explains why the hot startup is hiring despite the pandemic, including jobs that pay more than $200,000 a year

Automation Anywhere was forced to do layoffs in April due to the coronavirus crisis. But Chief Technology Officer Prince Kohli said the startup is looking to fill jobs in response to a spike in demand for the company's brand of cloud-based automation, sparked by the shift to remote work. The roles, with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $200,000 a...

All the DC movies and TV series in the works for HBO Max and how they compare to DC Universe's originals

WarnerMedia's new streaming service, HBO Max, is developing several high-profile projects based on DC Comics properties, such as a spin-off series of "The Batman" movie.  Meanwhile, the DC Universe streaming service, which has been touted as a community-centric hub for fans, has few original titles. Sources close to DC Universe told Business Insider...

Apple's AirPods Pro are among the cheapest we've seen so far in this single-day deal — save $35 on Woot

  Apple's wireless and noise-cancelling AirPods Pro are down $35 to $215 at Woot. They're listed at $225, and there's an extra 10% discount that applies at checkout.  The Woot deal is limited to Monday, July 13 only.  The AirPods Pro are Apple's highest-end wireless earbuds. They come with a wireless charging case, excellent active noise-cancelling,...

G2, a software startup that raised $100 million, spent lavishly on things like a $1 million office staircase. Then it had layoffs and filed for a PPP loan. It shows the challenge of giving startups a coronavirus bailout.

Chicago-based software review company G2 raised $100 million in venture capital and had big growth ambitions. It spent like a well-funded company, undergoing a $6 million office renovation and purchasing a domain name reportedly once valued at $1 million. But its ambitions surpassed its revenue growth, and in December 2019 the company laid off 10%...

Elon Musk is now officially richer than Warren Buffett. Here's why that doesn't necessarily tell the full story of the billionaires' wealth.

Elon Musk has overtaken Warren Buffett on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Tesla CEO is worth $70.5 billion, while the Berkshire Hathaway CEO's fortune stands at $69.2 billion. Musk has benefited from Tesla stock skyrocketing in recent weeks, while Buffett has been hurt by Berkshire's underperformance and his donation of shares that would be...

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