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Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn’t joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, according to public documents obtained by TechCrunch. The new company, which was founded in July, will be managed by Steve Davis, the ex-SpaceX engineer who is also running The Boring Company (TBC).
A few years ago I wanted to visit the best egg farm I could find. I had been inside an egg factory farm. I had seen a dozen sheds, each with a dozen rows of wire cages stacked two high and 150ft deep. Those cages were so small the birds inside couldn’t even spread their wings. They were half-starved, diseased, and undeniably miserable. Factory farming was clearly wrong, so I wanted to instead find a farm that represented an ethical and humane way to raise animals for food.
Facebook has endured scandal after scandal in the past two years. This one feels different. The New York Times published a jaw-dropping report Wednesday that laid out how the company sought to cover up knowledge of Russian meddling and discredit its critics; the paper said COO Sheryl Sandberg oversaw a campaign of dirty tricks while CEO Mark Zuckerberg ignored problems or deflected responsibility. And in short order, once-implausible questions about whether Zuckerberg would fire Sandberg or policy VP Joel Kaplan have become plausible.
When it’s time for lunch at Chick-fil-A in Avon, it's all hands on deck as the employees try to get through the rush before they can see their favorite customer. "If we can get to Ernie, it’s been a good day,” laughed owner Chris Tincher. Ernie, a World War II veteran, first came to the restaurant about a year ago. He comes back nearly every day of the week.
The US protagonists in a viral fundraising campaign for a homeless man have been charged with theft by deception and conspiracy. Kate McClure and Mark D'Amico raised more than $400,000 (£313,000) for homeless ex-marine Johnny Bobbitt. But in August, Mr Bobbitt launched legal action against the couple, claiming he did not get his fair share. Now, prosecutors in New Jersey say Mr Bobbitt was complicit in the alleged plot. All three face the same charges.
On November 15, the Net saw a clip of a 2017 Mario Kart 8 tournament released, in which Yasha Haddaji, CEO of Nintendo Russia, verbally abused his employees during the livestream. While gamers are busy signing the petition calling for Haddaji’s dismissal, we have talked to the company’s former workers about the incident and found out some telling details about the CEO and the inner workings of Nintendo’s Russian office in general.
Ford CEO Sherif Marakby has posted a detailed overview of the automaker's self-driving strategy, perhaps in an effort to show that the company will push through with its plans under his leadership. Marakby, who took over as CEO in July 2018, talks about how Ford is tackling each of the elements needed to launch a self-driving service by 2021, as well as its recents partnerships.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a stunning acknowledgment last week in an all-hands meeting, a recording of which was heard by CNBC. With the company valued at just shy of $1 trillion and Bezos being the richest man in modern history, the Amazon CEO said his 24-year-old firm was far from invincible.
Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, has responded to the 6,000-word New York Times exposé on the company’s chaotic leadership. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Sandberg joined CEO Mark Zuckerberg in saying she had been unaware of Facebook’s involvement with a public-relations firm called Definers Public Affairs, which The Times said disseminated research to journalists linking the billionaire George Soros to anti-Facebook movements.