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Business · Washington

Twitter to pay $150M penalty over privacy of users' data

39% Center coverage: 53 sources
Twitter Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million in civil penalties to resolve allegations. The social media giant failed to protect users' data privacy in line with a 2011 agreement with the FTC. The settlement will resolve allegations that Twitter violated the FTC Act and an administrative order issued by the FTC in 2011.See the Story
Business · San Francisco

Twitter jumps after Musk increases commitment in takeover bid to $33.5 billion, in talks for other funding

44% Center coverage: 34 sources
Elon Musk has increased the personal stake he's throwing down to acquire Twitter to $33.5 billion. The documents also say the Tesla CEO is in talks with Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey. Twitter has been in a state of turmoil since Musk about a month ago said he wanted to buy the social media platform and take it private.See the Story
Electric Vehicles · Indiana

Stellantis, Samsung SDI to build $2.5 bln Indiana JV battery plant

58% Center coverage: 26 sources
Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Quentin Messer says Michigan is still "competing aggressively" to win future investments. Stellantis and Samsung said they were signing a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture for lithium ion battery production in North America. Messer: "Michigan's pipeline remains strong and we remain laser-focused ..."See the Story

‘Speed Racer’ Live-Action Series in the Works at Apple, J.J. Abrams Executive Producing

100% Left coverage: 8 sources
Apple and J. J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a new Speed Racer. The new Apple TV Plus series will tell the story of Speed, a young race car driver living in the shadow of his (presumably) long-lost brother. There are currently no details about how closely it will cleave to the source material.See the Story
Business · Glendale

Amazon is opening its first physical clothing shop with brands like Calvin Klein, Lacoste

58% Left coverage: 12 sources
Amazon opens its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Shoppers use an app to scan codes on displayed items to send them directly to a fitting room or pickup counter. Items found in the store can be bought online or in-store and, either way, returned in- store.See the Story

PlayStation Days of Play sale is now live - here are all the best deals

Coverage: 2 sources
Sony's Days of Play sale is now live in the US and UK. There are huge deals on PlayStation games, accessories and more for PS5 and PS4. A glaring omission right now is a deal on a PS Plus membership. We'll continue to add to this page throughout the day and until the sale ends.See the Story

Boeing Starliner capsule returns to Earth, capping key uncrewed test mission

Coverage: 5 sources
Boeing's Starliner capsule returned from the International Space Station and landed in New Mexico on Wednesday (May 25) It was the last leg of a repeat test flight that Boeing had first attempted in 2019, but failed to complete after running into software failures. The latest test mission moves Starliner a major step closer to providing NASA with a second reliable avenue for ferrying astronauts to and from the space station.See the Story

Google’s folding phone has reportedly been delayed again

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
The release of Google's rumored folding phone has been delayed until next spring. The device was originally expected to be unveiled in 2021, but that prediction was pushed back to 2022. The phone's release date has been postponed simply because it isn't finished yet, sources say.See the Story
Business · Davos

Bain, BCG, National Grid sign onto Davos climate pledge

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
Alphabet, Microsoft, and Salesforce today pledged $500 million to new climate tech. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) isn't the solution for Big Tech's own pollution. Tech companies might have some residual emissions, perhaps from heavy industry in their supply chains. But for tech companies with much of their business and related emissions in data centers, there's little excuse for them not to prevent their pollution.See the Story

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