TWiT 811: Big Brick Energy - Facebook abandons Australia, pictures from Mars, Salesforce and work from home.
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Facebook abandons Australia, pictures from Mars, Salesforce, and work from home.

  • Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia.
  • "Mark Changed The Rules": How Facebook Went Easy On Alex Jones And Other Right-Wing Figures.
  • The Bizarre Reaction To Facebook's Decision To Get Out Of The News Business In Australia.
  • Perseverance's Pictures From Mars show NASA Rover's new home
  • Comcast reluctantly drops data-cap enforcement in 12 states for the rest of 2021.
  • Salesforce says 'the 9-to-5 workday is dead' and will provide 3 new ways for employees to work.
  • Microsoft approached Pinterest about a takeover.
  • Bitcoin Scales $58K for First Time; YTD Gain Over 98%.
  • Microsoft's Big Win in Quantum Computing Was an 'Error' After All.
  • IBM is reportedly considering a sale of its Watson Health business.
  • Some Texans got electric bills up to $17,000 after the storm. How does that happen?
  • Winter storms in Texas have caused Samsung, NXP, and other chipmakers based there to shut down some factories, potentially worsening ongoing chip shortages.
  • Nvidia Limits RTX 3060 Hash Rate, Unveils New 'Cryptocurrency Mining Processor' Line of GPUs.
  • Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index.
  • Amazon's Cloud King: Inside the World of Andy Jassy.
  • Amazon's Great Labor Awakening.
  • New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19.
  • Metallica's BlizzCon Performance Ruined By Twitch.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Paris Martineau, and Lindsey Turrentine

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