🍪 Elon wants to actually fight Zuck
Happy Thursday, friends. Last week we asked y’all if kids these days still ate Lunchables for lunch, and today we can happily confirm that they still do. Whew!
Now let’s get to the good stuff.
In the oven this week:
🥊 Billionaires’ fight club
🗳️ Poll of the week: who will be the cage fight champ?
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😂 Snickerdoodles: Thursday memery
ELON CHALLENGES ZUCK TO AN ACTUAL FIGHT
Kanye vs. Drake.
Yankees vs Red Sox.
Tom vs Jerry.
Loud chewers vs. me.
We love to watch a good rivalry unfold.
And lucky for us a new one is brewing between Elon and Zuck.
It all started when Elon responded to a tweet on Meta making a Twitter clone.
Apparently, Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox took a shot at Twitter and claimed that Meta’s "been hearing from creators and public figures who are interested in having a platform that is sanely run."
I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.
At least it will be “sane”. Was worried there for a moment 😅.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Jun 21, 2023
At one point, someone replies to the tweet warning him that Zuck might come after him and is also actually ripped.
@MarioNawfal I’m up for a cage match if he is lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Jun 21, 2023
Because why not right?
Well, the problem is, Zuck is actually down:
And in case you haven’t been following him on IG, the guy’s been winning real jiu jitsu tournaments.
You’d think it might just stop there. But nope, Elon picks a venue for the fight:
Zuck is probably stronger and more fit with all his training, but Elon has the upper hand when it comes to sheer physical size (he’s 6’2” vs Zuck’s 5’8”) and says he’s been in “real hard-core street fights” while growing up in South Africa.
We’re waiting on the edge of our seats for this showdown. If this actually happens, it’ll be the tech nerds’ Superbowl.
POLL OF THE WEEK
ZUCK VS ELON: WHO’S GONNA BE THE CAGE FIGHT CHAMP?
Place your bets, people. Who’s gonna win this billionaire’s brawl?
Sound off in our live poll👇🏽
May the best nerd win.
BITE SIZED HEADLINES
If you’ve been keeping up with the Reddit dumpster fire, here’s a new twist: a hacker group is now threatening to leak 80GB of confidential data they got via an employee phishing campaign unless they are paid $4.5M AND Reddit ditches its API price changes. They’re greedy, but they’re there for the community! 😂
OpenAI is creating a marketplace cough app store cough where developers can sell their AI models. Pretty sweet hedge for OpenAI in case it ever loses its market position…
Spotify is launching a super premium tier that gives people access to hifi audio features.
Awk.. it’s Pride month, and Elon is taking a stand against using the word "cis" or "cisgender" to describe non transgender people on Twitter. He has declared it reverse discrimination when transgender people use the term to describe people who aren't like them.
Softbank is trying to make a comeback. After their Vision Fund reported a record $32 billion loss (WeWork, anyone?), their CEO Masayoshi Son says he wants to shift to "offense mode" with investments in AI, and has $35B to do it.
OUR FAVORITE FINDS
Interesting thought experiment: should you optimize for all-cash comp, if possible?
A fun chart showing median employee pay, ranked for all the biggest companies. You can also see a CEO pay ratio (ratio of CEO's comp to the media employee's pay) and wow, Sundar is making 808x the median Google employee 🤯 Come on, Bard wasn’t thaaat good….
That's all we got for ya this week, folks. See ya next Thursday!
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