Edelman surveyed more than 33,000 people in 28 countries to gauge consumer trust in institutions like media, government, and businesses. Trust in the tech sector fell by 7 percent around the world – a third straight year of decline. What’s behind the decline and what if anything should tech companies do about it?
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Motherboard posted a story earlier this week about multiple occurrences where someone bought an NFT and then the thing the NFT referred to disappeared, Facebook announced a couple new features and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that in the next several months, Apple may make an announcement for a mixed reality headset.
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A group of ad executives released details about a third-party cookie replacement called SWAN, Brazil approves P2P payments on WhatsApp, and India reportedly wants to pay $1 billion for domestic chip fabs.
LinkedIn is adding features that cater to video creators, Arm announced its first major new chip architecture in ten years, called Armv9, and PayPal will let US users use cryptocurrency holdings to pay online merchants in the coming months with a feature it calls Checkout with Crypto.
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Boston Dynamics announced Stretch, a new robot designed to move boxes in warehouses, MIT computer scientists led a team that looked at 10 of the most-cited datasets used to test machine learning systems and found that 3.4% of data was either inaccurate or mislabeled, Sony announced it’s shutting down the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and remaining purchasing capabilites on the PSP on July 2nd, and Microsoft has rebranded the Xbox Live service as Xbox Network.
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Boston Dynamics announces the warehouse robot Stretch, Visa will allow the use of cryptocurrency to settle transactions on its network, and Stanford researchers publish the mRNA sequence of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to GitHub.