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Friday Notes: Release Day, AI and Big Business, NFL Draft Recap

Friday Notes: Release Day, AI and Big Business, NFL Draft Recap

Tech

AI Could Spell the End of Big Business

The leading companies in artificial intelligence tend to be small, and many big ones will use it to get smaller.

Consider the most prestigious service that generates images using AI, a company called Midjourney. It has a total of 11 full-time employees. Perhaps more are on the way, but that is remarkably few workers for a company that is becoming widely known in its field.

Part of the trick, of course, is that a lot of the work is done by computers and artificial intelligence. I don’t think this will lead to mass unemployment because history shows that workers have typically managed to move from automating sectors into new and growing ones. But if some of the new job-creating sectors are personal services such as elder care, those jobs are typically in smaller and more local firms. That means fewer Americans working for big business.

Or consider ChatGPT, which has been described as the most rapidly growing consumer technology product in history. It is produced by OpenAI, headquartered in San Francisco. By one recent estimate the company has about 375 employees. By contrast, Meta, even after some layoffs, currently has more than 60,000.

AI Could Spell the End of Big Business
The leading companies in artificial intelligence tend to be small, and many big ones will use it to get smaller.

Tweets Become Harder to Believe as Labels Change Meaning

The elimination of check marks that helped authenticate accounts has convulsed a platform that once seemed indispensable for following breaking news.

Elon Musk’s elimination of verified check marks on Twitter quickly resulted in at least 11 new accounts impersonating the Los Angeles Police Department.

Tweets Become Harder to Believe as Labels Change Meaning
The elimination of check marks that helped authenticate accounts has convulsed a platform that once seemed indispensable for following breaking news.

The problem with Apple’s big banking push

Do you want the company that makes your phone to be your bank, too? That’s the question some people are surely asking themselves now that Apple has rolled out its new Apple Card savings account, which comes with a 4.15 percent interest rate — well above what most traditional banks are offering.

It’s also not traditional because, unlike any other savings accounts out there, this one is baked into the operating system of your phone, as is the Apple Card, the credit card you must have in order to get the savings account. Thanks to digital banking and financial technology, or fintech, financial services have become so easy and frictionless that you can make important decisions about a lot of your money with just a few taps. Those could be applying for a credit card, sending money to friends, or using buy now, pay later services.

The problem with Apple’s big banking push
Borrowing money is just a few taps away on an iPhone. What could go wrong?

Music

Release Day: G Herbo, Jack Harlow, Miguel, Ethan Thomas

New albums from G Herbo and Jack Harlow. Miguel releases a new single and Ethan Thomas releases a new mix for Sirius XM radio.

Release Day: G Herbo, Jack Harlow, Miguel
G Herbo “Strictly 4 My Fans 2” Jack Harlow “Jackman.” Miguel “Give it to me”

Sports RoundUp

Sports Roundup: Boston Celtics advance, NFL Draft Round 1 Recaps, Brittney Griner

Sports Roundup: Boston Celtics advance, NFL Playoffs, Brittney Griner
NBA Playoffs Boston Celtics (4) - Atlanta Hawks(2): ‘Winning time’: C’s pull away to finish off Hawks Effective defense and timely 3s from a host of Celtics in Thursday’s closing moments helped Boston pull out a win over the Hawks and advance to a showdown with the 76ers in

Carolyn Bryant Donham, at center of Emmett Till death, dies

Carolyn Bryant Donham, at center of Emmett Till death, dies - New York Amsterdam News
The white woman who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 has died in hospice care in Louisiana, a coroner’s report shows. Carolyn Bryant Donham was 88.

2024 Sneaker Releases

Jul
12
STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

STÜSSY & NIKE LD-1000 Collection

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Jul
12
Friday Notes for July 12th, 2024

Friday Notes for July 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, July 12th, 2024
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Jul
11
Thursday Notes for July 11th, 2024

Thursday Notes for July 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, July 11th, 2024
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Jul
10
Wednesday Notes for July 10th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for July 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
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Jul
02
Tuesday Notes for July 2nd, 2024

Tuesday Notes for July 2nd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024
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Jul
01
Monday Notes for July 1st, 2024

Monday Notes for July 1st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, July 1st, 2024
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Jun
28
Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 28th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 28th, 2024
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Jun
27
Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 27th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 27th, 2024
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Jun
26
Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 26th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 26th, 2024
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Jun
25
Tuesday Notes for June 25th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 25th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 27th, 2024
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Jun
20

Thursday Notes for June 20th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 20th, 2024 featuring Kendrick Lamar.
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Jun
19
Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 19th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 19th, 2024.
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Jun
18
Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 18th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. Boston Celtics win the 2024 NBA Finals.
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Jun
17
Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 17th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 17th, 2024.
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Jun
14

Friday Notes for June 14th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 14th, 2024.
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Jun
13
Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 13th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 13th, 2024.
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Jun
12
Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 12th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 12th, 2024.
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Jun
11
Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 11th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.
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Jun
10
Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

Monday Notes for June 10th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Monday, June 10th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game 2 Recap.
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Jun
07
Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

Friday Notes for June 7th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, June 7th, 2024. A Look at the NBA Finals Game Recaps and new music from Tems and Kaytranada.
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Jun
06
Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

Thursday Notes for June 6th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Thursday, June 5th, 2024. A Look at Kendrick Lamar's Juneteenth, NBA Finals preview and more.
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Jun
05
Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for June 5th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Wednesday, June 4th, 2024. A Look at Angel Reese, NPR Music.
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Jun
04
Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 1000 collaboration

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Jun
04
Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for June 4th, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Tuesday, June 3rd, 2024. A Look at Justin Jefferson, Fearless Funds court injunction, Zach Fox and more.
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Jun
03
Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

Monday Notes for June 3rd, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
31
Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

Friday Notes for May 31st, 2024

The Uristocrat Headlines for Friday, May 31st, 2024. A Look at Vince Staples, Kendrick Lamar, NBA Finals Preview, and the latest sneakers.
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May
30
Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

Thursday Notes for May 30th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
29
Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 29th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
28
Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 28th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
27
Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 27th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
24
Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

Friday Notes for May 24th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
23

Thursday Notes for May 23rd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
22
Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

Jordan Spizike Low and Jordan Stadium 90 "Dongdan"-Themed Colorways

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May
22
Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

Wednesday Notes for May 22nd, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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May
21
Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

Tuesday Notes for May 21st, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Sports
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May
21
Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Tyshawn Jones and His New Adidas Tyshawn II Sneaker

Key Takeaways * Tyshawn Jones has launched his second signature sneaker with Adidas, the Tyshawn Low. * The sneaker is designed to
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May
20
Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

Monday Notes for May 20th, 2024

This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the most significant cultural stories of the day. Culture
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Apr
08
adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

adidas Sambas x Lionel Messi x Inter Miami

Lionel Messi's collaboration with Adidas Sambas, inspired by his time with Inter Miami, presents a captivating blend of
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Apr
08
Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

Bode x Nike Astro Grabber

The latest collaboration between Bode and Nike centered around the re-release of the Astro Grabber, a shoe with a rich
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Feb
08
Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

Bodega x Saucony "Jaunt Woven"

The Bodega x Saucony Jaunt Woven is a testament to the fusion of aesthetic appeal and functional design. It'
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Jan
29
Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail"

The Travis Scott x Jordan Jumpman Jack "University Red" and "Sail" colorways are slated for release
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Jan
25
Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

Air Jordan 5 "Black Cat" 2024 Release: A Coveted Release for Sneaker Enthusiasts

View this post on Instagram A post shared by zSneakerHeadz (@zsneakerheadz) Sneaker culture is excited as the iconic Air Jordan
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Jan
22
Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail"

The Air Jordan 5 SE "Sail," set to release in April 2024, is a highly anticipated addition to the Jordan Brand's Special Edition (SE) range.
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Apr
25
Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

Air Jordan 5 ‘Olive’ Returning Spring 2024

2024 will feature the release of the Air Jordan 5 "Olive" in of Army Olive, Solar Orange, and
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