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ALL THINGS TECHNOLOGY NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY
1.Elon Musk will deliver 120 Starlink satellites to southwest Florida. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the SpaceX satellites will help reinstate internet service in regions particularly hard hit by the storm.
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2.You can have this tiny home craned into your backyard. If you’re looking to build a guest house, rental apartment, or fitness studio — and if you have $400,000 to spare — you can now have a 540-square-foot, one-bedroom tiny home put together in your yard.
3.Morale “sucks” at electric-vehicle startups like Rivian and Lucid, insiders say. Over the past six months, more than three dozen workers in the EV-startup space told Insider they’re not as optimistic as they once were — and that plummeting mood could be a death blow for struggling Tesla wannabes.
–Once industry darlings, startups like Lucid and Rivian are facing a raft of troubles: production delays, a supply-chain crisis, and increasingly robust competition from the likes of Ford and General Motors.
–According to some employees, low production numbers, managerial missteps, and layoffs are all sending morale into a tailspin. Some workers said their unhappiness had driven them to leave the industry entirely.
–That’s grim news for the likes of Rivian, Lucid, Canoo, Xos Trucks, Fisker, and Faraday Future, which are built on the faith of not just investors, but also the thousands of workers who chose them over legacy automakers or established tech giants.
4.An Amazon analyst said he “fell asleep” watching “Rings of Power.” The TV show, a $1 billion “Lord of the Rings” spinoff produced by Amazon, has been suffering poor viewer reviews — and this analyst said his experience has made him even more worried the project may be a bust.
5.Meet 35 “Shopify Mafia” members who’ve launched their own companies. With Shopify dubbing itself “the entrepreneurship company,” many of its ex-employees have become entrepreneurs in their own right, earning their place in the Shopify Mafia. We outlined some of the most notable entrepreneurs in the bunch and what they’re working on.
6.Ari Emanuel recently pushed for a settlement between Elon Musk and Twitter. Bloomberg reported that Emanuel, Musk’s vacation buddy and famed Hollywood agent, attempted to broker a potential settlement between Twitter and the billionaire Tesla CEO.
7.Inside Google’s last-ditch effort to save its failing Stadia game service. After many attempts to save it, Google last week announced it’d be shuttering Stadia, its game-streaming service.
8.Insider’s reporter shares why he regrets buying the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Sam Tabahriti bought the brand-new phone the day after it was released. After a couple of weeks of playing with the iPhone, he’s found there are no big surprises — and wishes he didn’t buy it.
9.The most powerful women at Meta share their best advice. Following longtime COO Sheryl Sandberg’s departure from the company, we asked five Meta execs to share their wisdom for women hoping to climb the corporate ranks. From leading with kindness to staying confident.
10.Tesla just gave us a fresh glimpse of its humanoid robot. In its first public debut at the company’s AI event, Tesla’s long-anticipated AI robot, Optimus, waved and danced for the crowd. Elon Musk said it could do much more — but he “didn’t want it to fall on its face.”
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