This Week in Tech

Jul 16th 2023

This Week in Tech 936

Leo is Awful

Hosted by Leo Laporte

Microsoft Activision victory, Amazon Prime Day, writer's strike, Taylor Swift

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Category: News

Microsoft Activision victory, Amazon Prime Day, writer's strike, Taylor Swift

  • FTC loses appeals court bid to temporarily block Microsoft-Activision deal. 
  • Microsoft wins FTC fight to buy Activision Blizzard. 
  • Amazon Prime Day Drives Online Sales Up 6.1%, Lags Estimate. 
  • Here's what shoppers bought on Amazon Prime Day 2023. 
  • Amazon sues EU in first US challenge to Digital Services Act. 
  • Elon Musk says Twitter cash flow is still negative amid 50% drop in ad revenue. 
  • Congressional Report Finds Meta and Tax Prep Companies “Recklessly” Shared Taxpayers’ Data. 
  • Can AI solve the problems with social media? 
  • Kathy Baxter: Here's what could go wrong if we don't take AI safety seriously. 
  • Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement. 
  • The shady world of Brave selling copyrighted data for AI training. 
  • Hollywood studios proposed AI contract that would give them likeness rights ‘for the rest of eternity’. 
  • Fran Drescher Slams Bob Iger’s ‘Repugnant’ and ‘Tone Deaf’ Strike Comments: If I Were Disney, ‘I Would Lock Him Behind Doors’. 
  • Oppenheimer actors walk out of UK premiere as Hollywood stars join writer strike. 
  • How is TikTok doing right now? 
  • That dangerous TikTok trend on the Today Show? It was fake. 
  • First Amendment org challenges restrictions on TikTok at Texas universities. 
  • Taylor Swift’s Re-Recorded ‘Speak Now’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 2023’s Biggest Week. 

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