Welcome to a brand new month, Junebugs. I am Diamond Naga Siu, and I am one of many 68 million people who find themselves a part of Gen Z. (Here is methods to discover out which era you are a part of, by the way in which).
From a younger age, many people skilled quite a lot of life-altering occasions. My colleague Elana Klein highlighted seven of those defining circumstances (together with how we do not actually bear in mind a time earlier than smartphones).
Earlier than I’m going analysis some outdated telephones — they’re really fairly hip now — let’s dive into at the moment’s tech.
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1. Elon Musk’s royal therapy in China. The Tesla CEO reportedly arrived in Beijing through a non-public jet on Tuesday for a shock go to — his first in three years. Since touchdown, Musk was handled to a 16-course meal and has acquired excessive reward.
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2. Amazon will quickly allow you to pay along with your palm. Amazon One is the corporate’s newest gadget. The palm scanner is supposed to make paying (and verifying your age) for alcohol a extra seamless expertise. Test it out right here.
3. Salesforce’s main restructuring is beginning to repay for traders. After reducing 1000’s of employees and shedding workplace house, its funds are beginning to look rosier. Extra right here.
4. Nvidia joined the unique trillion-dollar membership — and it has ChatGPT and AI to thank for its membership. Extra right here. Bonus: Take a look at the booming funds of those 5, trillion-dollar tech firms.
5. Google indicators a $75 million cope with Runway. It is one of many buzziest generative AI firms round. And leaked paperwork revealed that the web large will quickly present a bunch of cloud providers to the startup. Learn extra.
6. “I made $10,000 a month chatting with guys on relationship apps.” Nicole Miranda made as much as $400 a day from relationship apps Meete and ToChat. Some males had bizarre requests, however most simply wished to really feel like somebody cared. Take a look at her full expertise on the apps.
7. Amazon Prime vs. Walmart Plus. Walmart Plus prices round $40 much less per yr and boasts a decrease minimal payment free of charge grocery supply. In the meantime, Amazon Prime has extra streaming content material and entry to its notorious Prime Day. Get the total head-to-head right here.
8. BMW brings video video games to its latest luxurious sedan. Drivers and passengers will be capable to use their telephones as controllers to play video games within the new 5 Collection, which is offered in electrical, hybrid, diesel, and gas-powered choices. Discover out extra in regards to the newest gaming expertise.
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9. Man who went overboard on a Carnival cruise ship remains to be lacking. It was Ronnie Lee Peale Jr.’s first-ever cruise, and his fiance stated life on the boat was his “comfortable place.” He went overboard round 186 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. Extra on his story right here.
10. $120,000 in debt: The monetary highway “no person ought to ever go down.” This couple laid naked their funds to budgeting podcast host Caleb Hammer. He informed them that they needed to change or they’d be counting on their youngster in later life. Discover out extra.
What we’re watching at the moment:
- Glad Delight Month! Plus, it is the primary day of summer season (primarily based on the meteorological season) and World Milk Day.
- Meta is internet hosting its third annual Meta Quest Gaming Showcase. Watch it dwell right here.
- Quarterly earnings for Asana and different firms. Sustain with earnings right here.
- Glad birthday, Morgan Freeman! You do not look a day over Seven.
Curated by Diamond Naga Siu in San Diego. (Suggestions or suggestions? Electronic mail [email protected] or tweet @diamondnagasiu) Edited by Alistair Barr (tweet @alistairmbarr) in San Francisco and Nathan Rennolds (tweet @ncrennolds) in London.