10 Things in Tech: Musk sex claim
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- The attendant worked as a member of the cabin crew on a contract basis for SpaceX's corporate jet fleet.
- According to interviews and documents obtained by Insider, she accused Musk of exposing himself and rubbing her leg without consent, and he offered to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage.
- The incident, which took place in 2016, is alleged in a declaration signed by a friend of the attendant and prepared in support of her claim. After the flight attendant reported the incident to SpaceX, the company paid her $250,000 as part of a severance agreement.
In other news:
2. Record inflation is roiling Amazon's retail business. Insiders say rising costs, dwindling margins, and employee attrition are just some of the challenges facing the company. Here's everything internal documents and employees revealed.
3. Companies are clamoring to reduce their growth.
4. Ever dreamed about a $100,000 job in the tech industry? People have switched from careers as nurses and teachers for high-paying jobs in the world of tech. These 6 people explain exactly how they made the leap to a six-figure salary.
5. GrubHub's free lunch promotion overwhelmed NYC's restaurant and delivery workers. The promotion generated 6,000 orders per minute, resulting in long wait times, abandoned orders, and angry customers. Here's a full rundown on the chaos.
6. Apple executives previewed its upcoming mixed-reality headset. According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to Bloomberg, Apple's development of the headset has reached an advanced stage. The headset, which combines elements of virtual and augmented reality, is reportedly Apple's next big bet. Here's what we know about it.
7. A new report highlights the most and least recession-proof tech companies. Google is among the strong ones, while Ebay is less fortunate. See where other big companies stand.
8. A job recruiter who has worked with companies like Google, Meta, and Microsoft reveals what to ask to make sure you aren't on the wrong side of layoffs. As the tech industry experiences a downturn, Jermaine Murray says it's important for job seekers to ask hard questions. These are the important things to ask to navigate layoffs.
Odds and ends:
9. Pixel 6a vs. iPhone SE: Google is looking to one-up Apple's budget phone. Insider put the two phones head-to-head to compare everything from battery life to screen size. Both phones have excellent cameras and performance, but there is one major difference.
10. Ford's F-150 is missing a feature at launch. As per The Verge, anyone getting an F-150 Lightning in the next few months will be disapointed to learn that they won't have the ability to unlock and control the electric truck using a phone. Here's everything we know about the delay.
People moves in tech:
- Twitter's VP of product management Ilya Brown, VP of Twitter service Katrina Lane, and head of data science Max Schmeiser are all leaving.
- Cerebral has replaced CEO Kyle Robertson with the company's chief medical officer, Dr. David Mou.
- Vanessa Guthrie, head of Snap originals and head of original content, is leaving the company after eight years
- Terraform's legal team — comprised of Marc Goldich, Lawrence Florio and Noah Axler — resigned amid Terra's stablecoin meltdown.
- JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told wealthy clients there's a chance the US is heading into 'something worse' than a recession, report says
- A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.
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- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Concord Biotech files for an IPO
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