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  1. Boeing stock -8% after 737 Max 9 jet loses plug midair
  2. Elon denies illegal drug use, ”not even trace quantities”
  3. Carta accused of emailing angel investors of startups who use platform
  4. Figure shows AI robot that learned how to make coffee
  5. 50% think all labor will be automatable by 2116

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1. Boeing stock -8% after 737 Max 9 jet loses window plug midair

The Alaska jet took off Friday evening from Portland and had the accident ~10 minutes after take off

United and Alaska are the leading users of the 737 MAX in the U.S.

2. Elon denies illegal drug use, ”not even trace quantities were found”

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4. Carta accused of emailing angel investors of startups who use platform about selling shares

Carta CEO Henry Ward apologized and said the incident was specific to 3 companies, after initially being combative on X

Read more: Bloomberg.

5. Figure shows AI robot that makes coffee, having learned it simply from watching humans

Figure CEO Brett Adcock said this technology can be scaled for any application (e.g. folding laundry)

6. 50% of AI researchers think all human labor will be fully automatable by 2116, from 2164 last year

Still, some 30% of researchers don't believe it will be achieved over the next 200 years

7. NFL makes up 93 of top 100 live TV programs in 2023

8. Netflix releases 705 originals in 2023, -16% YoY

9. Interesting videos, posts, and memes

10. Other headlines


  • ChatGPT may become option to replace Google Assistant on Android.

  • OpenAI gets Dee Templeton as board observer from Microsoft.


  • CES 2024: live stream of the conference.

  • Vision Pro announcement likely coming this week.

  • Xreal's new $699 AR glasses start shipping in March.

  • Uber testing flexible, bidding-based pricing in some Indian cities.

  • IT employment +1K jobs in 2023, from 267K in 2022.

  • Synopsys in talks to buy Ansys, engineering software maker, for $35B.

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Tech & law

  • China fires top gaming official to restore confidence in sector.

  • Apple may face DOJ antitrust charge in 1H 2024.

  • NVIDIA's Chinese customers set to order fewer downgraded chips.

  • Merck settles with insurers before potential ruling on “warlike” hacks.



  • “Value” stocks underperformance since internet shows issue of rigid rules.

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  • Coinbase buys EU company to get license to offer derivatives in region.

  • North Korea responsible for $600M in crypto thefts in 2024: TRM Labs.

  • Dave to buy back $100M stake from FTX for $71M.

U.S. politics

  • Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump ballot ban on Feb. 8.

  • Congressional leaders reach deal for $1.659T discretionary spending.

  • Biden admin wants U.S. competing on nuclear energy with China, Russia.

  • Bill Ackman plans to check MIT's president, staff for plaigirism.


  • U.S. doesn't want Israel in war with Hezbollah.

  • Israeli defense minister: we are fighting axis, not single enemy.

  • Israel signals wrap of major fighting in Northern Gaza.

  • Blinken to visit UAE, Saudi, Israel this week.

  • China's military purge result of corruption in missiles dept.: U.S. intelligence.

  • China wants to rename Tibet to Xizang.

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