‘If We Had X Back Then’: Former Inmate, Cannabis Advocate Discusses Social Media’s Role In Weed Reform

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Benzinga

Luke Scarmazzo shared with the audience Wednesday at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference his personal experience with law enforcement and cannabis — and how social media could have made a difference. “If we had the power of X back in 2006 when I was raided and arrested for operating a state-legal dispensary, it could have changed the trajectory of our case and the entire industry,”Scarmazzo said at the event in Hollywood, Florida. His powerful opening marked a compelling discussion during the panel titled “A Candid Conversation With X: Cannabis And Social Media.” Scarmazzo’s journey from … Read More “‘If We Had X Back Then’: Former Inmate, Cannabis Advocate Discusses Social Media’s Role In Weed Reform”

Several Google Employees Arrested In Protest Over $1.2B Israel Contract: Report

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Late Tuesday,severalAlphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Google employees were reportedly arrested and placed on administrative leave following staging 10-hour sit-ins at offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California, to protest the $1.2 billion cloud contract with Israel. The pro-Palestinian employees, who are affiliated with a group called No Tech For Apartheid, posted several videos and live streams of the protests, which included the moment they were issued final warnings and arrested by local police for trespassing, reported New York Post. The protesters demanded the company’s withdrawal from the … Read More “Several Google Employees Arrested In Protest Over $1.2B Israel Contract: Report”

Nvidia GPUs Are Worth More Than Gold

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Hedge Fund Alpha

Although I spend most of my time these days looking at potential real estate property investments and technologies related to that (Proptech), I do keep abreast of developments in the software and hardware space. As early as my early teens I was already programming software, and finally managed to get the private equity firm Blackstone to acquire my mobile advertising company in 2019. One of the many developments I’m watching is how Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has dominated the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) processor space. Nvidia is now a widely held stock that is one of the giants that are driving… Read More “Nvidia GPUs Are Worth More Than Gold”

Here’s How Much Upside Analysts Are Predicting for Microsoft Stock

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Barchart (UK)

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to lead the conversation on Wall Street, the “Magnificent 7” standout Microsoft (MSFT) has emerged to dominate the AI software space. Microsoft caught the attention of Morgan Stanley (MS) last year, when analysts singled out the OpenAI backer as the top software company poised to benefit from AI growth in infrastructure and applications. Now, as investors begin to cast a wary eye on AI stocks – with early leaders like Nvidia (NVDA) entering correction territory – Morgan Stanley last week updated its Microsoft forecast through the end of the decade. T… Read More “Here’s How Much Upside Analysts Are Predicting for Microsoft Stock”

Here’s How Much Upside Analysts Are Predicting for Microsoft Stock

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Barchart (CA)

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to lead the conversation on Wall Street, the “Magnificent 7” standout Microsoft (MSFT) has emerged to dominate the AI software space. Microsoft caught the attention of Morgan Stanley (MS) last year, when analysts singled out the OpenAI backer as the top software company poised to benefit from AI growth in infrastructure and applications. Now, as investors begin to cast a wary eye on AI stocks – with early leaders like Nvidia (NVDA) entering correction territory – Morgan Stanley last week updated its Microsoft forecast through the end of the decade. T… Read More “Here’s How Much Upside Analysts Are Predicting for Microsoft Stock”

4 tips for championing contact center innovation from an award-winning customer experience leader

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Innovation is essential, especially in the contact center as the tip of the spear in customer experience, but how do you activate your modernization plan? I had the opportunity to speak with Mary Daniel, VP of Customer Solutions Center for Aflac, a long-time Avaya customer, at the Gartner Symposium last fall. Mary is a veteran when it comes to customer experience and was most recently named by Constellation Research to the AX100 list, an elite group of executives who are breaking barriers and thinking outside the box to transform customer experiences. Mary’s visionary approach is undoubtedly e… Read More “4 tips for championing contact center innovation from an award-winning customer experience leader”

Rapper Claims He Made A.I. Kendrick Lamar Diss Track But Not Everyone Believes Him

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XXL Mag

Cop Your XXL Merch Now A rapper claims to have created a viral diss track aimed at Drake and J. Cole using an A.I. version of Kendrick Lamar‘s voice. However, not everyone believes him. Sy The Rapper Allegedly Created a Kendrick Lamar Diss Track Using A.I.On Tuesday (April 17), an artist named Sy The Rapper hit up Instagram to take responsibility for creating a Kendrick Lamar diss track that was already suspected of being created by artificial intelligence since the track leaked on Monday (April 16). Sy also offered a demonstration of how he allegedly used the technology to send direct shots a… Read More “Rapper Claims He Made A.I. Kendrick Lamar Diss Track But Not Everyone Believes Him”

Simon Cowell shares three-word message for Cheryl after ‘amazing reunion’ with old X Factor pal

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By Nicola Methven Simon Cowell says he would love to work with Cheryl Tweedy again, seven years after they last teamed up on The X Factor. The pair were among a sea of famous faces to appear on Ant and Dec’s final Saturday Night Takeaway last weekend. And Simon says he thoroughly enjoyed seeing Cheryl again, adding: “It was amazing, she hasn’t changed at all. “I miss her. We had great fun together. So it was a bit of a reunion.” Asked if he would work with Cheryl, 40, again, he said: “With the right show, 100%. Because I think she was a really, really good judge.” Simon wrote in his 2012 biogr… Read More “Simon Cowell shares three-word message for Cheryl after ‘amazing reunion’ with old X Factor pal”

Nio, XPeng, Baidu Are Trading Near 52-Week Lows: Which Chinese Stock Has More Upside?

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Investors are eyeing opportunities amidst volatility in the Chinese stock market. With that in mind, Benzinga highlights three prominent companies currently trading near their 52-week lows. NIO Inc – ADR (NYSE:NIO), XPeng Inc – ADR (NYSE:XPEV), and Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) are among the notable names experiencing downward pressure. NioNio stock is currently priced at $3.93, a significant drop from its 52-week high of $16.18. This presents a potential upside of 311.70% if the stock were to be seen trading at its 52-week high again. NIO has recently unveiled the 2024 ET5 sedan and ES7 SUV at the … Read More “Nio, XPeng, Baidu Are Trading Near 52-Week Lows: Which Chinese Stock Has More Upside?”

‘Coming for them’: Ex-prosecutor says Trump is promoting ‘fake allegations about jurors’

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Raw Story (AU)

Donald Trump is already sharing “fake allegations about jurors” in his criminal hush money case, a former federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Trump made history this week when he became the first former president to face criminal trial after jury selection began in the case accusing the ex-president of falsifying business records to hide an affair from the public ahead of the election. Before the fog has even settled on the jury selection, the former president is now coming directly for those jurors, according to MSNBC legal analyst Joyce Vance. For his part, Trump quoted Fox News host Jess … Read More “‘Coming for them’: Ex-prosecutor says Trump is promoting ‘fake allegations about jurors’”