Buff City Soap among several new local businesses | Business

A fast-growing handmade soap business just opened a Mankato store in the strip mall that includes Old Navy and Michaels. Buff City Soap sells a variety of plant-based soaps and other products that are made daily in-store. Franchise owner Chris Myers said this is his 11th store, with the other 10 in Iowa. “There’s been … Read more

Meta to lay off 11,000 employees as Zuckerberg says ‘responsible for missteps’

new York CNN Business — Facebook’s parent company Meta said Wednesday it is cutting 11,000 jobs, marking the biggest job cuts in the tech giant’s history. The job cuts come as Meta faces a number of challenges to its core business and makes an uncertain and expensive bet to pivot to the meta universe. It … Read more

What you need to know about Mastodon, the Twitter alternative

CNN Business — If you’ve heard the word “mastodon” a lot since Elon Musk took over Twitter in late October, here’s why: The extinct mammal is also the name of a relatively small, previously little-known social network whose popularity has skyrocketed, with many Twitter users trying it out as an alternative to connecting with others … Read more

Massive layoffs ahead at Facebook parent company Meta: report

Following job cuts at Twitter, Facebook’s parent company Meta plans to begin “large-scale layoffs” this week in what could be the biggest cut yet at a “major tech corporation in a year of layoffs of the technology industry,” said a media report. The Wall Street Journal reported that the layoffs at Meta, which has more … Read more

Massive layoffs ahead at Facebook parent company Meta: report

Following job cuts at Twitter, Facebook’s parent company Meta plans to begin “large-scale layoffs” this week in what could be the biggest cut yet at a “major tech corporation in a year of layoffs of the technology industry,” said a media report. The Wall Street Journal reported that the layoffs at Meta, which has more … Read more

3 stellar examples of transforming your customer experience

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur collaborators are their own. The past few years have had a profound impact on the way business is done online. And while the data shows we’ve come off the peak of online retail in May 2020, the importance of not just selling, but engaging with customers online remains. This is especially … Read more

Artist Claims US Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

This image can be downloaded from Shutterstock and is labeled as AI generated. The platform has struggled to come up with a comprehensive policy for AI-generated images on their site.Image: tea_z1b (Shutterstock) Whether you think they’re legitimate works of art or derivative and plagiarized, AI-generated images exist in a strange legal limbo that no government … Read more

Artist Claims US Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

This image can be downloaded from Shutterstock and is labeled as AI generated. The platform has struggled to come up with a comprehensive policy for AI-generated images on their site.Image: tea_z1b (Shutterstock) Whether you think they’re legitimate works of art or derivative and plagiarized, AI-generated images exist in a strange legal limbo that no government … Read more

Artist Claims US Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

This image can be downloaded from Shutterstock and is labeled as AI generated. The platform has struggled to come up with a comprehensive policy for AI-generated images on their site.Image: tea_z1b (Shutterstock) Whether you think they’re legitimate works of art or derivative and plagiarized, AI-generated images exist in a strange legal limbo that no government … Read more

Local Business Targets SEWER FOG (It’s Grease, Oil, Grease)

Admittedly, in the honor roll of modern issues, few sound as ridiculous as “fatbergs.” “We were literally laughing, tears rolling down our faces, talking about all the things that were found in this ball of waste,” said Laura Leidy, recalling the reaction of friends when she first heard about one of these sewer pipes- clogging … Read more