Barack and Michelle Obama sign $ 20M deal with Amazon for Audible series after ditching Spotify:

Barack and Michelle Obama’s multiyear deal with Amazon’s podcast platform Audible is worth at least $ 20million, experts have claimed. The couple will have to contribute two shows and appear in up to eight episodes each, the industry insiders said. The move will give the former first lady the scope to make less personal appearances … Read more

Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech:

Photo:: John MacDougall: (Getty Images:) Microsoft’s turning its back on its: scientifically suspect: and ethically dubious: emotion recognition technology:. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

Amazon’s Consumer Chief Dave Clark Joins Supply Chain Startup Flexport As CEO:

Outgoing Amazon Worldwide Consumer chief Dave Clark is joining supply chain unicorn Flexport as co-CEO. Grant Hindsley: Former Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark has a new job: co-CEO, and eventually sole CEO, of $ 8 billion-valued supply chain software startup Flexport. Clark, whose resignation announced on Friday surprised observers, finishes up as CEO of Amazon’s … Read more

Illinois Revokes Carvana’s Dealer License Over Titling Issues:

Photo:: Joe Raedle: (Getty Images:) Carvana is presently forbidden from selling cars in the land of Lincoln, Rivian is suing its seat supplier and Tesla’s closing the order books for a vehicle it was supposed to start manufacturing six months ago. All that and more in: The Morning Shift: for Tuesday, May 17, 2022. 1st … Read more

How to Navigate the Ongoing Baby Formula Shortage:

Photo:: Tatevosian Yana: (Shutterstock:) Being the parent of a young child is hard enough, even before factoring in the additional challenges of living through a global pandemic. And so far this year, that has included a shortage of baby formula. First there were issues with the: supply chain and the availability: of ingredients. Then in … Read more