Tech News Weekly

Jun 20th 2024

Tech News Weekly 342

California To Limit Smartphones in Schools

Butterflies Network, Influencers, One Medical

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.
Category: News

Amanda Silberling of TechCrunch joins Mikah Sargent this week! California is seeking to crack down on smartphone usage in schools. A new social media network has been launched where AI and humans coexist on the platform. Social media influencers are barely getting by. And patient safety issues have increased at Amazon's One Medical primary care service since Amazon acquired the service and shifted care to call center contractors.

  • Mikah Sargent shares his story of the week about how California Governor Gavin Newson is seeking to restrict the usage of smartphones at its schools during the day.
  • Amanda Silberling talks about a new social media network from a former Snap engineer called Butterflies, where humans and AI coexist on the network and can interact with one another.
  • Mikah talks about how social media influencers are barely getting by through sponsorship deals and ad revenue payouts from social networks like YouTube or TikTok.
  • And finally, Caroline O'Donovan from The Washington Post talks about patient safety issues at Amazon's One Medical service following Amazon's acquisition of the primary care service and shifting support to a call center staffed primarily by contractors.

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