AT&T is promising to ship out Samsung’s delayed $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone in mid-June

Samsung Galaxy Fold

  • AT&T customers, awaiting delivery of Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones, shared images of an updated shipping time sent out by AT&T. The shipping date is June 13, these images showed.
  • Customers have been waiting for news on when the $2,000 phone would arrive after its launch date was pushed back by Samsung.
  • The decision to postpone the launch, which was scheduled for April 26, came after several reviewers reported that the screen on their devices had broken after use. 
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AT&T is making big promises to its customers.

On Tuesday, AT&T shoppers awaiting delivery of their preordered Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphones shared images of an updated shipping time sent out by the telecommunications giant. The new shipping date would be June 13, these images showed. 

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A spokesperson for AT&T did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. A spokesperson for Samsung said the company would announce the launch in the next few weeks; a customer services agent told Business Insider that it could be as soon as next week. 

Customers have been patiently waiting for news on when the $2,000 phone would be shipped out after its launch date was pushed back following reports from reviewers that the screen on some devices had broken.

Samsung issued a statement Monday saying that the release date would be delayed by several weeks. 

Read more: Samsung’s wildly ambitious $2,000 folding phone is a disaster for the smartphone giant — here’s what happened

“To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks,” it said.

The $2,000 smartphone was available to preorder directly through Samsung as well as via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Best Buy. A spokesperson for T-Mobile referred Business Insider back to Samsung’s comment on Monday when reached out for comment. Best Buy did not respond to requests for comment. 

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Jack Dorsey reportedly reassured Trump that Twitter isn’t deliberately deleting his followers, and said his follower count fell because the platform is purging bots and spam accounts

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  • Twitter founder Jack Dorsey told President Donald Trump that Twitter is not deliberately deleting his followers, The Washington Post reported.
  • Instead Trump’s follower count — roughly 60 million — might be going down because Twitter is deleting fake accounts and bots, Dorsey reportedly said.
  • The discussion took over a large part of Trump’s private meeting with Twitter executives on Tuesday, reports say.
  • President Trump has a long history of accusing social media giants of political bias against conservatives. 
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A large portion of President Donald Trump’s closed door meeting with Twitter executives focused on his fears that the social platform might be deliberately deleting his followers, The Washington Post reported.

Read more: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey reassured Trump that his follower count of nearly 60 million is not going down because  the social media company is deliberately deleting his followers, but is likely falling because Twitter tries to delete as many bots as possible, a source told The Washington Post. 

Dorsey explained that follower counts fluctuate as the platform targets fake accounts, and that even he has lost followers during spam purges, The Washington Post reported. 

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The US president has a long history of accusing social media giants of political bias without providing evidence.

Shortly before Tuesday’s private meeting, he tweeted that his follower count would be “much higher” than 100 million if Twitter wasn’t “playing their political games.” He added that Congress should intervene. 

“They don’t treat me well as a Republican,” Trump said. “Very discriminatory.” 

Read more: Trump blasts Twitter as ‘very discriminatory,’ says the social-media company removes his followers

Trump has also accused Silicon Valley’s top players of spreading “hatred” against “a certain group of people that happen to be in power, that happen to have won the election.” 

In November, he claimed that “Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!”

Some critics believe the opposite, and feel Trump should have been banned for allegedly violating standards about harassment and abuse on the platform.

Twitter previously said that blocking world leaders like Trump would “not silence” him, but “hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

But it is now considering adding an explanatory note to high profile tweets that might be violating their rules, a Twitter official said at the Technology 202 Live forum

The White House has not given any comment on Trump’s meeting with Dorsey or his accusations against tech giants. 

A Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider that the meeting revolved around the social platform’s “commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections.” They also discussed ways to respond to the opioid crisis, Twitter said.

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Elizabeth Warren doubles down on Amazon for ‘crushing’ small businesses

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  • On Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren called out Amazon in a town hall speech, accusing the retail giant of using the data it collects from sellers and buyers to create its own rival private label products.
  • Amazon fired back on Twitter debunking these claims, which led to Warren tweeting a series of news stories to support her argument.
  • Warren has been doubling down on her bid to break up some of the largest US tech companies, including Facebook, Google, and Amazon. In March, she announced a regulatory plan to do so. In this, she proposed that Amazon Marketplace and Basics would be split apart.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is doubling down on her mission to break up big tech. 

On Tuesday, Warren, who is running for president in the 2020 election, called out Amazon in a town hall speech, accusing the retail giant of using data that it collects from sellers and buyers to create its own private label products. The term private label refers to products sold under various brands belonging directly to Amazon. This practice would “knock out” the competition, Warren said. 

“Giant tech companies have too much power,” Warren tweeted. “My plan to #BreakUpBigTech prevents corporations like Amazon from knocking out the rest of the competition. You can be an umpire, or you can be a player—but you can’t be both.”

Read more: Warren’s plan to fight big tech directly threatens one of Amazon’s most successful businesses

Amazon made a rare public response to her comments on Twitter later that day, saying that it does not use individual sellers’ data to launch its own private label products. A spokesperson for Amazon did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment. 

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Warren responded again, writing on Twitter: “When Amazon can tilt the online marketplace in its own favor, small businesses see an immediate impact in their profits. That can be absolutely crushing, it’s not fair, and I’m fighting to end that.”

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Amazon has come under scrutiny in the past for its role as both a direct seller and a platform for other merchants to sell to those same customers. Bloomberg reported in 2016 that Amazon had been using sellers’ data to create its own versions of best-selling items. It is under an initial probe by European regulators for its role as both direct seller and merchant platform as of December 2018, and may face a full investigation.

Warren has been hot on big tech for some time. In March, she announced her plan to break up some of the largest US tech companies, including Facebook, Google, and Amazon. In this proposal, she called out Amazon’s Marketplace for third-party sellers and said it would “be split apart” from its private label “Basics” offering. 

Amazon has argued that external sellers perform better than its own brands. Amazon Marketplace has been outpacing Amazon’s direct sales for years, and this area of the business now accounts for more than half of Amazon’s total sales on its website.

“Third-party sellers are kicking our first party butt,” CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in the company’s annual letter to shareholders in April.

Amazon’s own private-label offering still accounts for a small part of its total business; roughly 1% of the company’s total retail sales, according to a company spokesperson. However, it is making moves to grow this and has significantly increased the number of private-label brands available in recent years.

According to estimates from investment company SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Amazon’s private-label business could generate $25 billion by 2022.

“Private label is one of the highly under-appreciated trends within Amazon, in our view, which over time should give the company a strong ‘unfair’ competitive advantage,” the company wrote in a note in June. 

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The UK will ignore US pressure to ban Huawei from its 5G network, 2 months before Trump’s state visit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at church, in Sonning, Britain April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

  • The UK will ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from providing crucial parts of its 5G network, but will allow it to supply “non-core” equipment, according to The Daily Telegraph.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly gave the order on Tuesday, although other ministers pushed for a complete ban on Huawei kit.
  • Huawei has been in a dogfight with the US over supplying next-generation 5G equipment, as the Trump administration has been lobbying allied countries to freeze Huawei out on security grounds.
  • The prime minister’s decision comes two months before President Trump’s state visit to the UK and may be a point of contention between the two leaders.
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Prime Minister Theresa May will allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to supply equipment for the UK’s upcoming 5G mobile network but will block it from providing “core” infrastructure, The Daily Telegraph first reported

May reportedly gave the order after a meeting with ministers on the UK’s National Security Council, although sources told The Guardian that some of the ministers present had pushed for a comprehensive ban on Huawei equipment.

A government spokesman said it would formally announce the decision on Huawei in due course.

May’s reported decision flies in the face of American pressure on allies to bar Huawei equipment completely from their next-generation 5G networks on the grounds the company may enable the Chinese government to spy.

The US has exerted considerable political pressure on its allies to reject Huawei’s 5G network equipment, arguing that the Chinese tech company could act as a backdoor through which the Chinese can spy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a warning to allied countries in February, saying it be “more difficult”  for the US to partner with nations which allowed Huawei kit to be integrated into their networks.

Read more: The Trump administration is warning allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company — but not everyone’s listening

May’s decision comes just two months before President Trump’s planned state visit to the UK in July, and risks creating political tensions.

Huawei has stolidly opposed the notion that it’s a proxy for the Chinese government, with CEO Ren Zhengfei saying in March that he would sooner shut down the company than let it be used for espionage.

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The UK previously said it would be able to “mitigate” any security risks posed by Huawei’s kit, although in February head of GCHQ Jeremy Fleming warned that the UK must be wary of the risks posed by Chinese firms

Speaking to BBC Panorama earlier this month, technical director of GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre Dr Ian Levy said that his review of Huawei led him to conclude that its security risks were more to do with shoddy engineering than state interference.

Digital Minister Margot James applauded May’s decision on Twitter, saying she was right to act on the advice that the UK can minimise the risk.

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A government spokesman said: “National Security Council discussions are confidential. Decisions from those meetings are made and announced at the appropriate time through the established processes. The security and resilience of the UK’s telecoms networks is of paramount importance.

“As part of our plans to provide world class digital connectivity, including 5G, we have conducted an evidence based review of the supply chain to ensure a diverse and secure supply base, now and into the future. This is a thorough review into a complex area and will report with its conclusions in due course.”

Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Nintendo is on the verge of announcing a new Switch — here are 4 crucial things it needs to keep the momentum going

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A new console from Nintendo? Already? Yes and no.

It’s been just two years since Nintendo’s Switch arrived, and in those two years, it’s become a major hit. And now, in 2019, it sounds like Nintendo is gearing up for a second version of its hit console — or maybe even two!

So, what does Nintendo’s next version of the Switch need to keep the company’s momentum going? Here are a few key things:

But first, here’s what the rumors say about Nintendo’s next version of the Switch:

A new Nintendo Switch is said to be in the works, and it could arrive as soon as this fall.

That’s according to a new report from Japanese publication Nikkei, which says that Nintendo will release a smaller, less expensive, portability-focused Nintendo Switch this fall.

The new report lines up with previous rumors about a Nintendo Switch hardware iteration, which pointed to two new versions of the Nintendo Switch: a smaller, less expensive one, and a more powerful new version.

The latter device is reportedly delayed, according to Nikkei, which cites development challenges.

With that out of the way, let’s dig in to what Nintendo should put in new versions of the Switch.

1. A better screen.

The smartphone you own almost certainly has a brighter, higher-resolution screen than the one on the first version of the Nintendo Switch.

In an effort to keep price down, Nintendo’s Switch has a measly 720p screen. That’s a full generation behind even the least expensive modern televisions, and years behind the vast majority of modern smartphones.

Admittedly, the low-res screen suffices for most games. “Super Mario Odyssey” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” both look great in handheld mode.

But you know what would make them look even better? A higher-resolution screen. 

Even better? Swap the LCD tech used for the current Switch screen with OLED! This would no doubt increase the price of the Switch, but it would also make Switch games look significantly better.

2. More horsepower.

The current Nintendo Switch is a shockingly underpowered device, and it kind of has to be — it’s essentially a tablet by design, which automatically constrains what it’s capable of doing. Putting in more powerful hardware would require a more powerful battery, thus increasing the overall size of the device.

But in the two-plus years since the Switch launch, more powerful chips have arrived and battery technology has improved. It’s entirely possible to improve the console’s horsepower without having to make any major sacrifices.

To be clear, we’re talking about a PlayStation 4 Pro/Xbox One X-esque half-step up — horsepower that makes existing games look better rather than an entirely new platform.

In releasing a more powerful version of an existing console, console makers can bolster horsepower without having to release an entirely new platform.

In the case of the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, both consoles offer sharper visuals and snappier load times, even though they’re only intended to play standard PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games. Something similar with the Switch could be huge.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

President Trump

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election. The meeting was held to discuss “the world of social media in general,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
  2. Trump tweeted on the same day that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” and said the social media company removes his followers. Trump has previously accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias.
  3. A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest. 18-year-old Ousmane Bah said he was arrested at his home in November and charged with stealing from an Apple Store in Boston.
  4. Twitter’s first-quarter earning beats Wall Street on revenue and profit, but the company is still losing monthly users at a rapid clip. The company reported net income of $191 million, and earnings per share of $0.25.
  5. Snap beat Wall Streets expectations for Q1 2019. but its user growth stalled. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter.
  6. Tesla announced improved battery ranges for some Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of first-quarter earnings. Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.
  7. Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a “very rigged case,” and he wishes it went to court. Cook said at the TIME 100 event on Tuesday that privacy has come a long way since Apple opposed the Justice Department’s order to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s phone.
  8. A bitcoin bet gone wrong reportedly cost SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son $130 million after he failed to heed Warren Buffett’s advice. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful,” said the legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2004.
  9. After a superfan spent seven years re-creating “Super Mario Bros.,” Nintendo shut it down. Nintendo swiftly shut down the project, and issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
  10. Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an “electric leaf blower.” Much like the Boring Company’s “not-a-flamethrower,” electric leaf blowers already exist.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

President Trump

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election. The meeting was held to discuss “the world of social media in general,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
  2. Trump tweeted on the same day that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” and said the social media company removes his followers. Trump has previously accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias.
  3. A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest. 18-year-old Ousmane Bah said he was arrested at his home in November and charged with stealing from an Apple Store in Boston.
  4. Twitter’s first-quarter earning beats Wall Street on revenue and profit, but the company is still losing monthly users at a rapid clip. The company reported net income of $191 million, and earnings per share of $0.25.
  5. Snap beat Wall Streets expectations for Q1 2019. but its user growth stalled. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter.
  6. Tesla announced improved battery ranges for some Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of first-quarter earnings. Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.
  7. Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a “very rigged case,” and he wishes it went to court. Cook said at the TIME 100 event on Tuesday that privacy has come a long way since Apple opposed the Justice Department’s order to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s phone.
  8. A bitcoin bet gone wrong reportedly cost SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son $130 million after he failed to heed Warren Buffett’s advice. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful,” said the legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2004.
  9. After a superfan spent seven years re-creating “Super Mario Bros.,” Nintendo shut it down. Nintendo swiftly shut down the project, and issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
  10. Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an “electric leaf blower.” Much like the Boring Company’s “not-a-flamethrower,” electric leaf blowers already exist.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

President Trump

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election. The meeting was held to discuss “the world of social media in general,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
  2. Trump tweeted on the same day that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” and said the social media company removes his followers. Trump has previously accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias.
  3. A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest. 18-year-old Ousmane Bah said he was arrested at his home in November and charged with stealing from an Apple Store in Boston.
  4. Twitter’s first-quarter earning beats Wall Street on revenue and profit, but the company is still losing monthly users at a rapid clip. The company reported net income of $191 million, and earnings per share of $0.25.
  5. Snap beat Wall Streets expectations for Q1 2019. but its user growth stalled. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter.
  6. Tesla announced improved battery ranges for some Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of first-quarter earnings. Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.
  7. Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a “very rigged case,” and he wishes it went to court. Cook said at the TIME 100 event on Tuesday that privacy has come a long way since Apple opposed the Justice Department’s order to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s phone.
  8. A bitcoin bet gone wrong reportedly cost SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son $130 million after he failed to heed Warren Buffett’s advice. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful,” said the legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2004.
  9. After a superfan spent seven years re-creating “Super Mario Bros.,” Nintendo shut it down. Nintendo swiftly shut down the project, and issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
  10. Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an “electric leaf blower.” Much like the Boring Company’s “not-a-flamethrower,” electric leaf blowers already exist.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

President Trump

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election. The meeting was held to discuss “the world of social media in general,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
  2. Trump tweeted on the same day that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” and said the social media company removes his followers. Trump has previously accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias.
  3. A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest. 18-year-old Ousmane Bah said he was arrested at his home in November and charged with stealing from an Apple Store in Boston.
  4. Twitter’s first-quarter earning beats Wall Street on revenue and profit, but the company is still losing monthly users at a rapid clip. The company reported net income of $191 million, and earnings per share of $0.25.
  5. Snap beat Wall Streets expectations for Q1 2019. but its user growth stalled. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter.
  6. Tesla announced improved battery ranges for some Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of first-quarter earnings. Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.
  7. Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a “very rigged case,” and he wishes it went to court. Cook said at the TIME 100 event on Tuesday that privacy has come a long way since Apple opposed the Justice Department’s order to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s phone.
  8. A bitcoin bet gone wrong reportedly cost SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son $130 million after he failed to heed Warren Buffett’s advice. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful,” said the legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2004.
  9. After a superfan spent seven years re-creating “Super Mario Bros.,” Nintendo shut it down. Nintendo swiftly shut down the project, and issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
  10. Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an “electric leaf blower.” Much like the Boring Company’s “not-a-flamethrower,” electric leaf blowers already exist.

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10 things in tech you need to know today

President Trump

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and President Trump met behind closed doors on Tuesday to discuss social media ahead of the 2020 election. The meeting was held to discuss “the world of social media in general,” Trump said in a Twitter post.
  2. Trump tweeted on the same day that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” and said the social media company removes his followers. Trump has previously accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias.
  3. A teen is suing Apple for $1 billion and claims its facial recognition led to his false arrest. 18-year-old Ousmane Bah said he was arrested at his home in November and charged with stealing from an Apple Store in Boston.
  4. Twitter’s first-quarter earning beats Wall Street on revenue and profit, but the company is still losing monthly users at a rapid clip. The company reported net income of $191 million, and earnings per share of $0.25.
  5. Snap beat Wall Streets expectations for Q1 2019. but its user growth stalled. The company saw $320 million in revenue for the quarter.
  6. Tesla announced improved battery ranges for some Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of first-quarter earnings. Both vehicles received drivetrain upgrades that Tesla said would improve the battery performance on the long-range version of both cars to 370 miles for the Model S, and 325 miles for the Model X.
  7. Tim Cook said Apple’s fight with the FBI in 2016 was a “very rigged case,” and he wishes it went to court. Cook said at the TIME 100 event on Tuesday that privacy has come a long way since Apple opposed the Justice Department’s order to assist the FBI in unlocking a terrorist’s phone.
  8. A bitcoin bet gone wrong reportedly cost SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son $130 million after he failed to heed Warren Buffett’s advice. “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful,” said the legendary investor Warren Buffett in 2004.
  9. After a superfan spent seven years re-creating “Super Mario Bros.,” Nintendo shut it down. Nintendo swiftly shut down the project, and issued DMCA takedown notices soon after the re-creation was made available.
  10. Elon Musk says Tesla will develop an “electric leaf blower.” Much like the Boring Company’s “not-a-flamethrower,” electric leaf blowers already exist.

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