EU clears up to €1.2 billion of state aid for cloud computing

The European Commission has today approved up to €1.2 billion of state aid for a European cloud computing project in a bid to boost the involvement of EU business in a field dominated by US companies.
The project is called IPCEI Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure and Services (IPCEI CIS).
It was jointly notified by seven European Union states – France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.
Those countries will provide up to €1.2 billion in public funding, which in […]
EU clears up to €1.2 billion of state aid for cloud computing

Elon Musk mocks Paris Hilton cookware ads after her company suspends X deal – NY Post

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Embattled billionaire Elon Musk picked a fight with Paris Hilton on Sunday – days after the celebrity influencer’s company pulled an ad campaign from X amid an uproar over antisemitic content on the app.
Hilton’s 11:11 Media followed several major companies, including IBM and Apple, pulling ad campaigns from X after Musk endorsed a post that pushed an antisemitic trope. The billionaire has since apologized.
While the […]
Elon Musk mocks Paris Hilton cookware ads after her company suspends X deal – NY Post

EDITORIAL: Henry Ford and Elon Musk — Antisemitic, Anti-Labor and Controlling the Media

Henry Ford and Elon Musk PHOTOS: Public domain
Henry Ford and Elon Musk, about 100 years apart, share so many similarities: automotive innovators, antisemites, union busters, and media buyers to try and control the message.
Ford was a change agent who transformed the auto industry and manufacturing. His “moving assembly line” elevated mass production and built Ford into an American corporate power.
His trailblazing pioneering was celebrated, but at the core of the man was vicious […]
EDITORIAL: Henry Ford and Elon Musk — Antisemitic, Anti-Labor and Controlling the Media

Europe's world-leading artificial intelligence rules are facing a do-or-die moment | News

Hailed as a world first, European Union artificial intelligence rules are facing a make-or-break moment. Negotiators will meet to hammer out the draft’s final details this week, but the talks have been complicated by the sudden rise of generative AI. First suggested in 2019, the AI Act was expected to be the world’s first such comprehensive regulations. But the process has been bogged down by a last-minute battle over how to govern systems that underpin general purpose AI services like […]
Europe's world-leading artificial intelligence rules are facing a do-or-die moment | News

Elon Musk is right. The critics of X can get lost – The Telegraph

Despite the platform's recent decline its controversial owner may yet have the last laugh

It was certainly not the response that some of the world’s biggest advertisers would have expected. Instead of apologising, listening to their objections, and better still offering some generous discounts on the rate card to bring them back on board, Elon Musk had a much blunter message last week for all the major corporations boycotting X, the site formerly known as Twitter: they can “go […]
Elon Musk is right. The critics of X can get lost – The Telegraph