Topline A top World Health Organization official warned there’s an increasing threat of human-to-human bird flu transmission Thursday, as the virus has increasingly mutated to spread to humans from other mammals—though there’s still no evidence of the virus passing between people. Key Facts Jeremy Farrar, chief scientist for the World Health Organization, emphasized the severity of the global spread of H5N1 bird flu during a press conference Thursday, noting the virus’s “extremely high” mortality rate in humans. Between January 2003 and March 28, 2024, WHO has reported 888 human cases of bird flu infection, and 52% were fatal, according to…

For people interested in using AI to generate artificial nudes, YouTube has been a good place to start. Though it doesn’t host “nudifier” tools, the video sharing platform used by 2.5 billion was hosting in excess of 100 videos with millions of views that were advertising how quickly these AI…

Adam Ochstein, CEO of Fishbowl, is an advocate for the enduring power of email marketing and data-driven personalization. Through his insights and initiatives, Ochstein is reshaping the way restaurants connect with their customers and leverage technology to drive brand awareness, customer acquisition, and loyalty.Fishbowl is the CRM platform for more…

For any business, the main goal is to thrive and grow sustainably while fulfilling the needs of its customers and stakeholders. But if you’re constantly fretting about financial problems in your business, it can hold you back from reaching your goals and realizing your dreams. To keep focusing on your…

Yolanda Peoples is ready to get the vote started. The 13-year veteran and her co-workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee begin voting Wednesday on whether to join the UAW. “Everybody was just ready to get the game to a vote and once they announced the vote, everybody’s like,…

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Alchemy Merch owner Greg Kerr, who was working as a musician when he started selling custom pins in 2015. Today, Alchemy Merch is a full-time business that creates custom products for companies including Apple, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, Nike and more, as well as independent…

I went through several tough years in my business. During that time, problems came one after another. Just when I felt like I had things under control and things were turning around, another challenge arose. In my coaching with entrepreneurs, this is a common experience. Being in business is challenging.…

Fifty-five percent of Gen Zers and millennials have a side hustle, and 80% of them say they depend on the additional cash given the current economy, a recent survey from online lending marketplace LendingTree found.These days, the options for making extra money are near-limitless.Sell sneakers online. Own and operate vending…

The difficulty with any new programming language is the sharp learning curve, all that drudgery and bashing your forehead into the keyboard. There was no Codecademy or Stack Overflow in those days. We bought books from the likes of O’Reilly and No Starch Press. I bought Learning Python and skimmed…

UFC matchmakers move fast. How fast? Immediately after Arman Tsarukyan scored a hard-fought split-decision victory over Charles Oliveira at UFC 300 on Saturday night, he was approached backstage by UFC officials to finalize a championship rematch with 155-pound king Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 on June 1. Tsarukyan’s manager, Sayat…

The system, says Hamilton, is designed to be “anti-fragile,” meaning it depends on no party’s good will to achieve its end. Nobody but the originator and recipient have access to the contents of the file, all other parties are financially incentivized to cooperate, and redundancies ensure the payload is always…

Battlestate Games has announced that a new patch for Escape From Tarkov will launch tomorrow, Monday, April 14. The new patch will be known as patch 0.14.5.5 and will bring with it some server downtime. Escape From Tarkov patch 14.5.5 will launch tomorrow, April 14, with the installation process beginning…

In 2013, Elyse Oleksak, co-founder of Bantam Bagels, got a call from her husband Nick about a bite-sized snack that would set some big plans in motion. “Mini bagels stuffed with cream cheese,” Oleksak recalls him saying in her recently released memoir A Shark Ate My Bagel: How We Built…

Have you ever thought big data was only for the big players? Think again. Big data is transforming the business landscape, and it’s not just a playground for the giants; it’s a goldmine for small businesses, too.But what exactly is big data? In simple terms, it refers to the vast…

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