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A.I. Movies, Technical Debt, and Fentanyl Dealers

By February 21, 2024No Comments

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Joke of the Day: What kind of ghost has the best hearing?

The eeriest.

Keeping up with America

Fentanyl dealers increasingly facing homicide charges over overdose deaths: As the fentanyl crisis continues across the country, a new task force in Los Angeles is holding dealers accountable —not for selling drugs, but for murder.

Capital One-Discover merger could put a bigger squeeze on credit card users, experts warn: Many of the largest credit card issuers already charge steeper rates than smaller ones.

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle: Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a giant marine mammal just off Seattle’s waterfront one evening.

Anglo American’s platinum arm to cut 3,700 jobs as metal’s price dives: Johannesburg-based Amplats says one in five jobs will be lost in South Africa amid plunge in profits.

Amazon Prime Video lawsuit seeks class action status over streamer’s ‘ad-free’ rate change: A California man has sued Ama zon, alleging that the company’s move to run ads in all Prime Video programming was “deceptive.”

Around the World

Russia is rebuilding capacity to destabilize European countries, new UK report says: A U.K.-based think-tank says Russia is rebuilding its capacity to destabilize European countries and extend its influence in the Middle East and Africa

China condemns US veto of call for immediate ceasefire at UN: China has sharply criticised the US for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Lets Talk Business and Tech

When A.I. Can Make a Movie, What Does “Video” Even Mean?

Sharing the Spotlight: Amplify Your Business Growth Through Strategic Content Collaboration

Michael Keaton Refused to Have ‘Too Much Technology’ on ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Set After ‘Years of Standing in Front of a Giant Screen’ on Sets

Richer, Wiser, Happier

What Is a Business Consultant? What Do They Do? A business consultant can help you streamline processes and boost profits.

Step-by-step guide to start your own business with zero money | Web Desk. The idea of starting a business often conjures up images of big venture profits and beautiful offices. However, not every successful business begins with a ton of money. Entrepreneurship, at its core, is about vision, innovation, and resourcefulness. A true entrepreneur will take a great idea and get it moving on a small budget.

Want to tackle technical debt? Sell it as business risk: Why is upgrading IT infrastructure still a ‘tough sell’?

Sports and Showbiz Shenanigans

2024 NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Will another French prospect be the No. 1 overall pick? | 2024 NFL Power Rankings: Way-Too-Early Edition

Travis Kelce is pursuing movie roles, other entertainment opportunities | Inside the ‘Dune’ dynasty: Digging into the battle for Arrakis

Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Mickey 17’ Returns with New 2025 Release Date | FuboTV takes legal action against ESPN, Fox, Warner Bros. and Hulu

 Life Hacks to Hack Your Life

The True Stories Behind 6 Haunted House Movies

The Role of Exercise in Heart Health: Aerobic and Strength Training

19 Braising Recipes to Simmer All Day and Eat All Week

The Best Movies on Amazon Prime Video

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