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  • Brian may well have located the perfect MacBook: Brian gives us the ins and outs of the new Apple MacBook Professional 14-inch M2 Max, in which he writes, “It’s a reaffirmation of the ‘Pro’ in MacBook Professional: chunky, significant, blazingly fast, whole of ports and packed with the ideal the firm has to give.” This may well be the 2023 version of “Mikey likes it!” In the meantime, Matt evaluations the 2023 Mac Mini, what he phone calls “a major contender with the M2 Professional.
  • Appears like far more layoffs: One more tech business reveals that its eyes ended up even bigger than its belly when it comes to hiring. This time, Spotify is the a single slicing employment, Romain reports. The music streaming firm will lay off about 600 folks, or 6% of its workforce.
  • Give ’em some thing to ChatGPT about: Following much speculation, Microsoft verified that it will make investments an undisclosed range of billions in OpenAI, as a result extending the companies’ partnership. Kyle has extra.

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Failures are useful IP: Safeguard your startup’s detrimental trade techniques

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Patent purposes and GitHub codespaces are clear parts of intellectual residence, but so are the uncomfortable mistakes and lifeless ends that each individual company encounters.

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Just when Salesforce considered it was secure to go back in the h2o, the enterprise now has an activist investor coming in and having a multibillion-dollar stake. Ron writes that even though Elliott Administration is looking forward to doing work with Salesforce, there could be something else powering it: “Elliott commonly requires a stake in a organization to make adjustments in the way the business operates with the objective of slicing charges and raising shareholder worth. In some circumstances, it attempts to press CEO improvements or even sell the company, while that appears fewer possible in this situation.” You be the decide.

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