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Disney+ to Cost $2 For One Month For New and Returning Subscribers

Disney is offering new and some returning subscribers a month of its Disney+ streaming video service for just $2, a big discount from its regular price of $8 per month, according to The Verge. The promotion is one of a number of perks Disney is offering to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Disney+ this week, including early entry to its parks and free shipping on some of its Disney...

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DataRobot’s CFO, Three Other Senior Execs Depart Amid Fallout Over Share Sales
From left, DataRobot executives Tom Levey, former CEO Dan Wright and CFO Damon Fletcher. Fletcher and Levey are departing. Art by Mike Sullivan
The chief financial officer and several other senior executives at artificial intelligence startup DataRobot have resigned as the company prepares a second round of layoffs this year, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. The changes, announced internally in a meeting, are the latest sign of an ongoing leadership shakeup following last month's resignation of CEO Dan...
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Why Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai Are Worried About Productivity
Executives at Facebook parent Meta Platforms and Google parent Alphabet are feeling the pressure, so they’re giving employees a kick in the pants.
Art by Mike Sullivan
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Don’t Blame Tech Workers for Silicon Valley’s Bloated Head Counts
A frustrated Mark Zuckerberg paused during his weekly Q&A with Meta Platforms employees. He’d just gotten through warning everyone about the punishing downturn he saw coming , and the first question he got—one that, to be fair, had been pre-recorded—asked whether Meta Days, the extra time off given to workers during the pandemic, would continue in 2023.
Photos by Bloomberg. Art by Mike Sullivan
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Elon Musk’s No. 2 at SpaceX Does Damage Control
For years, many investors and employees at Space Exploration Technologies have regarded the company’s No.2 executive, Gwynne Shotwell, as the adult in the room at the boundary-pushing rocket company founded by Elon Musk.
Illustration by Jesus Escudero.
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Debt Is Back for Startups Shut Out of IPO Market
Tech startups that had been eager to go public this year have been forced to put those plans on ice amid the market meltdown.
Art by Clark Miller
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‘He’s Making Up a World He Wants to Attack’: How Vivek Ramaswamy Became a Right-Wing Culture Warrior
Riley Moore had never met the man seated next to him. The state treasurer of West Virginia, Moore had come to a conservative retreat in the state’s storied Greenbrier resort in May 2021 to talk about a letter he and 14 other Republican state treasurers had just written to the Biden administration’s climate envoy, John Kerry.
Oracle's office (and former headquarters) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo by Bloomberg
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Oracle Axes U.S. Staff, Part of Plan to Lay Off Thousands
Oracle has begun to lay off employees in the U.S., a move that will impact some staff in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the company was previously headquartered, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter.