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Amazon CEO doesn’t plan on asking staff to go back to the office



Andy Jassy has said Amazon isn’t rushing employees back to the office anytime soon

Amazon CEO, Andy Jassy, has said that there currently aren’t any plans to force staff back to the office after the pandemic forced us to work from home.

At the Code Confernce in Los Angeles, Jassy said “We don’t have a plan to require people to come back, but we’re going to proceed adaptively as we learn.”

It comes as the online retail giant announced last year that they would leave it up to individual managers and teams to decide how much time they spend in the office.

At the time Jassy said “there is no one-size-fits all approach for how every team works best.”

It’s a far cry from the return-to-office strategies other tech companies have adopted, with Apple already mandating a set number of days in the office.

However Jassy still describes their approach as a “work in progress,” suggesting this choose-your-own schedule may not last forever.

It follows a recent survey done by business consulting firm, Gartner. It says 69 per cent of mid to large sized employers say they still require employees to come into the office some days, despite it being possible for the job to be done from home.


Did The Simpsons predict Musk’s Twitter takeover?



New Twitter boss Elon Musk claims The Simpsons predicted his takeover years ago

Elon Musk has alluded to the fact that The Simpsons predicted his takeover of Twitter in a 2015 episode.

The episode titled “The Musk who fell to Earth” showcases Lisa Simpson feeding birds in a letter box with the label “Home Tweet Home.”

During the episode, Musk flies in on his rocket ship before meeting the Simpsons family.

Before Musk leaves, the show throws to the bird house. Lisa Simpson then says “I guess humanity wants its change one bird house at a time.”

Fans of the series have been quick to jump on its so-called prediction capabilities. They often draw parallels between the episodes and monumental events in history.

Lovers of the show are convinced it predicted Donald Trump’s Presidential run, Disney’s purchase of Fox and the 9/11 attacks.

More recently, they’re certain the show predicted England and America’s 2022 World Cup match in an 1997 episode.

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British lawmakers want to fine social media



Social media companies could be fined if they don’t remove harmful content, according to a new plan from the UK Government

Lawmakers want to make it illegal to encourage users to harm themselves online.

It’s part of a crackdown on online behaviour on content that leads to self harm.

In a statement, Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan said these firms “can no longer remain silent bystanders”.

She says they’ll face fines for allowing this abusive and destructive behaviour to continue on their platforms.”

It follows the death of Molly Russell in 20-17, which sparked concern for harmful content online.

A coroner ruled social media platforms fed her content that “romanticised acts of self-harm”.

Sexually explicit materials will also be banned under the new policy.

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Twitter adds millions of users after cutting staff



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Twitter boss Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”.

That’s despite his recent struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms.

Musk says signups to Twitter are averaging over two million per day over the past week.

Reported impersonations on the platform spiked earlier this month, before and in wake of the Twitter Blue launch.

Musk says buying Twitter will speed up his ambition to create an “everything app” called X.

Musk’s “Twitter 2.0 The Everything App” will have features like encrypted DMs, longform tweets and payments.

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