Ars Technica: Musk wins one, loses 21 others as judge denies access to many Twitter records

Ars Technica: Musk wins one, loses 21 others as judge denies access to many Twitter records. “The judge overseeing the Twitter/Elon Musk case is giving Musk access to evidence from one former Twitter executive but rejected his request for documents from 21 other potential witnesses. As previously reported, Musk was seeking evidence from employees responsible for calculating spam-account estimates and reportedly claimed Twitter was hiding key witnesses.”

Dublin Port Company: The Dublin Port Digital Archive Is Now Live

Dublin Port Company: The Dublin Port Digital Archive Is Now Live. “The Dublin Port Archive covers the history of the Port from 1707, offering a unique insight into how Dublin Port shaped Dublin City. The Archive is comprised of 75,000 photographs, 30,000 engineering drawings, 600 historical registers, yearbooks dating back to 1926 along with a ‘Name Book’ for employees from 1906 to 1925.”

Ars Technica: Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market [Updated]

Ars Technica: Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market [Updated]. “In the first week of GameStop’s recently launched NFT marketplace, the NiFTy Arcade collection stood out from the pack. Instead of offering basic JPEGs, the collection provided ‘interactive NFTs’ linked to HTML5 games that were fully playable from an owner’s crypto wallet (or from the GameStop Marketplace page itself). There was only one problem: Many of those NFT games were being minted and sold without their creators’ permission, much less any arrangement for the creators to share in any crypto profits.”

Bleeping Computer: German Chambers of Industry and Commerce hit by ‘massive’ cyberattack

Bleeping Computer: German Chambers of Industry and Commerce hit by ‘massive’ cyberattack. “The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) was forced to shut down all of its IT systems and switch off digital services, telephones, and email servers, in response to a cyberattack. DIHK is a coalition of 79 chambers representing companies within the German state, with over three million members comprising businesses ranging from small shops to large enterprises in the country.”

TechCrunch: Google now lets merchants add an ‘Asian-owned’ label to their profiles on Maps and Search

TechCrunch: Google now lets merchants add an ‘Asian-owned’ label to their profiles on Maps and Search. “Google announced today that it’s adding a new label on Maps and Search that will allow people to identify their business as being Asian-owned. The new label is now available to merchants in the United States with a verified business profile on Google.”

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE)

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE). “Mapping Black California (MBC), a product of Black Voice News (BVN), is relaunching its website with a groundbreaking new data tool, the Mapping Black California: Black-Led Organization (BLO) Directory.”

The Verge: Zuckerberg says Meta and Apple are in ‘very deep, philosophical competition’ to build the metaverse

The Verge: Zuckerberg says Meta and Apple are in ‘very deep, philosophical competition’ to build the metaverse. “Mark Zuckerberg believes that Apple and his company are in a ‘very deep, philosophical competition’ to build the metaverse, suggesting the two tech giants are ready to butt heads in selling hardware for augmented and virtual reality.”

Engadget: Twitter welcomes more users but finds it harder to make money

Engadget: Twitter welcomes more users but finds it harder to make money. “In the last three months, Monetizable Daily Active Users (mDAU) climbed from 39.6 million to 41.5 million, while global reach leapt from 189.4 million in April to 196.3 million today. Unfortunately, those increasing user figures did not see a boost in the company’s bottom line, and revenue was $1.18 billion, which is slightly down both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter.”

CSUF: Artificial Intelligence Has Fundamentally Changed Branding, Says New Study

CSUF: Artificial Intelligence Has Fundamentally Changed Branding, Says New Study. “Decades ago, the practice of branding and marketing relied heavily on creativity. Today, that is no longer the case according to research led by Cal State Fullerton Professor of Marketing Chiranjeev Kohli. With the advent of artificial intelligence — machines that think like humans — and a growing amount of data on consumer purchase behavior, Kohli has conducted research to shed light on what he describes as a fundamental change in marketing and branding.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Lets Businesses Set Auto Responses To Common Questions

Search Engine Journal: Google Lets Businesses Set Auto Responses To Common Questions. “Google is rolling out a new feature for Business Profiles that allows you to set up automated responses to frequently asked questions from customers. Using this feature, you can suggest questions for people to ask when messaging your business via your Google Business Profile. Similar to how a customer service chatbot works on business websites.”