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From The Archives – Minoritizing: The Tech Jawn 76

Will Melody Hobson’s $1.45 billion Project Black fund which plans to “minoritize” existing businesses help to narrow the wealth gap? Spotify has invested less than 10% of the $100 million it pledged to its Creator Equity Fund during the Joe Rogan controversy, and it doesn’t appear it ever took the pledge seriously from the jump….

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Black Wall Street Is On A Come Back: The Tech Jawn 93

Samsung held its Galaxy Unpacked event last week and officially announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, and the Galaxy Tab 9 series of Tablets. TikTok is getting into the music streaming service game it isn’t necessarily coming for Apple Music,  Spotify, or YouTube…

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X Marks The Spot: The Tech Jawn 92

Nearly 200 school systems are suing the parent companies of Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok in a class-action lawsuit over alleged harms to students via their social media platforms. Several streaming services including Netflix, YouTube Premium, Spotify, and Youtube Music recently told consumers that “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.Black Tech Week in Cincinnati took…

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Meta’s Twitter Clone Threads Is A Thing: The Tech Jawn 90

Did an A.I.-powered robot give a reporter the side-eye when questioned about rebelling against humans? It did appear that the bot felt some type of way about the question. NYC’s anti-bias law for hiring algorithms went into effect. Employers using A.I. to hire or promote must submit the algorithms for independent review and make the…

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Twitter is Trippin: The Tech Jawn 89

Adult website Pornhub blocks access in Mississippi and Virginia over age verification laws.  Will constituents push back against lawmakers? Bipartisan support for a proposed bill eying a ban on TikTok has analysts recommending that investors buy Meta properties.   Microsoft CEO, Satya Nedalla, would love to end exclusive titles on gaming consoles, but, admits that the…

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Happy Juneteenth: The Tech Jawn 87

Timnit Gebru, co-founder of Black in AI, advocate for diversity in technology, and founder of the DAIR, believes that we should have some type of government oversight for Artificial intelligence. The European Parliament, a main legislative branch of the European Union, passed a draft law known as the A.I. Act, which would put new restrictions…

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Yesterday’s Price Is Not Today’s Price: The Tech Jawn 86

Many people think the price of Electric Vehicles is the biggest obstacle holding them back from switching to EVs, but, the availability of working charging stations is also a big concern. Thousands of Reditt communities went dark for 48 hours in protest over Reddit’s new API pricing model.  The question-and-answer giant will begin charging 2.4…

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From The Archives, The Tech Jawn 74: An Interview With RareBreed Ventures Founder And Managing Partner, Mac Conwell

In honor of Memorial Day The Tech Jawn crew did not record a new episode so we are hitting you with a recent episode from the archives. In episode 74 we were joined by the founder and managing partner of RareBreed Ventures, Mac Conwell. We talked about the run on and ultimate failure of Silicon…

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Google I/O Could Have Been Called Google AI: The Tech Jawn 83

Google AI, err ughm, Google I/O kicked off last Wednesday. The company spent most of its 2 hours plus keynote talking about Artificial intelligence, and it also officially announced the Pixel Tablet and the Pixel Fold phone. Elon Musk has named a new CEO to take the helm at Twitter. Linda Yaccarino, a.k.a. The Velvet…

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ChatGPT Is Pretty Good At Picking Stocks: The Tech Jawn 82

Is ChatGPT better at picking stocks than hedge fund managers?  According to an 8-week study in the UK, the answer is yes, and it’s not even close. The Writer’s Guild of America is currently on strike, and, one of their major issues is that writers do not want to be displaced by AI. #BlackTechTwitter may…

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