Meta warns employees they could face termination for not adhering to the new three-day-per-week office mandate starting September 5. Lori Goler, Meta's "head of people," emphasized the importance of in-person collaboration.
Atlassian, Airbnb, and other tech giants resist the return-to-office wave, advocating for the advantages of distributed work. Companies like Twilio and Autodesk also favor flexible models.
Insight: We're witnessing a divergence in tech giants' approach to office culture. While companies like Atlassian and Airbnb champion remote flexibility, others like Meta stress on-site collaboration. As the talent war escalates, a company's stance on remote work may become pivotal in attracting talent and shaping organizational culture.
Threads introduce reposts to its "Following" feed, as announced by Instagram head Adam Mosseri. Additionally, Meta is launching a reposts tab on user profiles for easier access to reposted threads.
X removed user images and links from 2011-2014. The reasons are uncertain, sparking speculation and user concern.
Since Twitter's name changed to X, its app store rankings plummeted. Many users unaware of the rebrand now encounter competitor ads instead of the familiar platform.
The Allen Institute for AI (AI2) unveils Dolma, a massive open dataset aimed to support their upcoming open language model, OLMo. Contrary to secretive industry norms, this dataset offers full transparency, highlighting AI2's commitment to ethical AI development.
Major companies like Unilever and WPP employ generative AI for cost-effective ad creation. While these tools enhance efficiency, the necessity for watermarking AI-produced content becomes a focal point.
U.S. and international universities, initially resistant to AI tools like ChatGPT, now incorporate them into curricula to ensure students aren't left behind in AI proficiency.
Major corporations reported stronger Q2 profits than anticipated, showcasing economic resilience. Target and Walmart surpassed profit expectations, with 80% of S&P 500 companies outdoing forecasts. Revenue growth was slow, yet companies maintained or increased profit margins due to faster drops in supplier prices than customer prices.
SoftBank Group Corp has purchased the remaining 25% stake in Arm Ltd from its Vision Fund, valuing the chip designer at $64 billion. The details of this acquisition will be disclosed during Arm's upcoming IPO announcement.
China's economic growth is slowing amidst property bubble bursts and rising unemployment, with some speculating its economic boom has ended, necessitating structural reforms and potential political concessions.
SUSE is leaving the Frankfurt Stock Exchange to become private, merging with an unlisted entity in Luxembourg controlled by EQT Private Equity.
A new Apple Watch entry titled "WatchOS Profile Subsystem 2023" has appeared in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group database. While specifics remain elusive, this suggests imminent Apple Watch Series 9 updates coinciding with watchOS 10's launch.
AirPods come with features not immediately obvious: customizable controls for various versions, tools for finding misplaced AirPods, and a method to double listening duration by using one AirPod at a time.
Google Keep introduces long-awaited text formatting tools, enhancing customization options in notes. Previously lagging behind peers like Microsoft OneNote and Apple Notes, Google Keep's update now offers features like bold, italic, underline, and adjustable text sizes.