Micron will spend as much as $100 billion over two decades or more to build a new computer chip factory in the town of Clay, roughly 10 miles north of Syracuse, Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Tuesday. The project is expected to create 9,000 Micron jobs with an average annual salary of over $100,000 and more than 40,000 community jobs statewide. The announcement comes after the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a federal law that provides $52 billion to encourage more domestic semiconductor production, and followed a year and a half of effort to lure the chip maker, Syracuse.com reports.
After months of strenuously trying to back out of a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk this week did an about-face. New York Times columnist Kevin Roose makes six predictions about what could lie ahead for Twitter. Bottom line, it will be a wild ride.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case examining the scope of tech companies’ immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a law passed in 1996 that has protected internet companies from lawsuits related to content users share on their platforms. A court ruling that breaks with the long-running legal interpretation of Section 230 could fundamentally change how the internet—in particular, social media sites—functions, Grid reports.
Public WiFi networks, a part of life for anyone who travels or works remotely, have a reputation as cybersecurity risks. Do they still deserve it? While public WiFi networks aren’t totally threat-free, security experts tell the Washington Post, what a hacker would get from you probably wouldn’t be very valuable.
The Biden administration this week unveiled a set of far-reaching goals to align artificial intelligence-powered tools with what it called the values of democracy and equity, including guidelines for how to protect people’s personal data and limit surveillance, AP reports. The Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights notably does not set out specific enforcement actions, but instead is intended as a White House call to action for the U.S. government to safeguard digital and civil rights in an AI-fueled world.
The Guatemala-born founder of Duolingo, one of the biggest language education companies in the world, hopes his business can help more Latinos see themselves in tech and create a more inclusive industry, Axios reports. Luis Von Ahn is one of few Latinos at the highest levels of a major U.S.-based corporation. Latinos make up around a fourth of the total U.S. workforce, but only 8 percent of workers in STEM fields.
Online lead generation is difficult, but you can give your brand an edge by optimizing lead generation pathways on your site. HubSpot looks at a range of lead generation software and tools that can help reduce friction and increase the conversion rate of website visitors to leads.
Are your website’s Google rankings going the wrong way? The team from SEMrush shared with Social Media Today a list of things that can hurt SEO rankings. The list includes low-quality links and duplicate content.
When considering mobile app design, often more is not better, Dribbble reports. It highlights mobile apps featuring minimalist design, helping users focus on the app’s content and intended purpose instead of the design itself.
Whole-body electrical muscle stimulation suits are now a fast-growing trend in the fitness and gym world, the BBC reports. With electrical stimulation of your muscles, you can do a 20-minute workout that is equivalent to one lasting 90 minutes without the body suit. But critics say whole-body electrical stimulation is extremely difficult to dose properly, and over-dosage could cause muscle damage.