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Aviation giant displays crisis management at Asia’s top airshow

By Monica MillerBBC News, Singapore

Getty Images Visitors at the Singapore Airshow look at model Boeing airliners.Getty Images
Visitors at the Singapore Airshow look at model Boeing airliners

As the aviation industry gathers this week for the Singapore Airshow there is no shortage of military hardware made by US aerospace giant Boeing.

Spectators have been treated to displays by the F-15 fighter and Apache attack helicopter. However, conspicuously absent from the event are Boeing’s commercial jets.

Instead, attendees of Asia’s biggest airshow have to make do with models of Boeing’s passenger planes or can step inside an “immersive display” of the Boeing 777X cabin.

And as the event was in full-swing, Boeing announced that the leader of the troubled 737 Max programme Ed Clark would leave the company.

It’s Boeing’s first major aviation event since a cabin panel detached mid-flight from a brand new Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 in January.

In a preliminary investigation of the Alaska Airlines incident, US regulators found four critical bolts – meant to hold the so-called door plug in place – were missing. It led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to order a temporary global grounding of the aircraft.

The planes are now flying again but the FAA said it will not yet allow Boeing to expand production of its best-selling narrow body family of jets, which includes the 737 Max 9.

In contrast, Boeing’s arch-rival Airbus took to Singapore’s skies with its A350-1000 passenger jet.

In its latest earnings report, the European aerospace giant said it would deliver 800 planes this year, including its A320neo which is a competitor to Boeing’s 737 Max. Since the Alaska Airline incident, Boeing orders have shrunk significantly, delivering just 27 planes in January, compared to 67 in December.

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Marketing giant ‘admits it listens to your conversations to sell targeted ads’

Leading U.S. marketing company Cox Media Group (CMG) has reportedly admitted to monitoring conversations for targeted advertising.

Working with renowned brands like CBS, Fox News and ESPN, CMG has allegedly been promoting its ability to eavesdrop on consumers through microphones in smartphones, TVs and smart speakers.

The agency has coined this capability “Active Listening” and has been actively pitching this service to advertisers, showcasing the feature on its website, reports 404.

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Pitching the product. A CMG rep was reportedly spotted on LinkedIn promoting this service, encouraging interested parties to get in touch so that they could provide more information on prices.

Early response. Industry experts are already speculating about potential repercussions. On Twitter/X, SEO consultant Glenn Gabe wrote: “This will not end well.”

Google Ads expert Steve Huskey added on Twitter/X: “Textbook definition of invasion of privacy.”

Why we care. Consumers have been suspicious of this happening since voice-activated devices and apps were first introduced. However, it hasn’t stopped most people (98% of U.S. smart device users, according to one study) from using them. That said, Apple and Google have both ended the practice of listening to recordings made by these devices. Likely because it is more than a little bit creepy.

When Siri, Alexa, et al., hit the marketplace neither consumers nor governments were as concerned about individual privacy rights. CMG’s actions are drawing attention to these practices at a time when citizens

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Is It a Marketing Agency? Is It an Advertising Giant? It’s Shiba Memu! What Investors Need To Know About This New Crypto

  • In recent years, the meme coin market has seen a massive surge in value and market capitalization, with the market value rising from $0 back in 2020 to a whopping $20 billion in 2022.
  • Many crypto enthusiasts and eager investors are waiting for the next big meme token. 

Well, the meme market is about to take an even more significant leap forward with the release of Shiba Memu, an AI-powered game-changer with genuine utility that actually markets itself.

Blending elements of state of the art AI, blockchain technology, and marketing agency strategies, Shiba Memu is about to disrupt the crypto world like never before. Experts are already heralding this new crypto as a major breakthrough that could change how people view meme coins for years to come. But what exactly is Shiba Memu?

What Is Shiba Memu?

At first glance, Shiba Memu may look like so many other meme cryptos of the past. It has an amusing robot Shiba Inu mascot, taking inspiration from other popular meme coins, like Dogecoin and Shiba Inu. However, when you look a little closer, you see how bold, innovative, and daring this new crypto is.

While many meme coins have little utility, relying on word-of-mouth and online hype to go viral and gain value, Shiba Memu offers something different: it markets itselff. This new coin is backed by cutting-edge AI technology, allowing it to mimic the work of dozens of marketing agencies.

In simple terms, Shiba Memu can learn the art of marketing. It’s designed to pick up marketing and promotional strategies used by the best in the business and emulate them to promote itself. What’s more, as time goes by, this new crypto will grow and evolve, finetuning its strategies and perfecting its approach to become even more effective and valuable.

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US venture capital giant Sequoia to split off China business

The venture capital giant Sequoia Capital is splitting its China business into a separate entity amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The renowned Silicon Valley group, which made bets on fast-growing tech companies such as TikTok parent ByteDance and Alibaba, said on Tuesday it would run its Chinese business as a “completely independent” entity from its US operation.

The Chinese arm will give up the Sequoia name and instead be called HongShan, a romanisation of its Chinese name, which means redwood.

The VC group will also separate its Indian and south-east Asian business into a third entity, it said, adding that the changes would take place by March next year.

Roelof Botha, managing partner of Sequoia Capital, said in an interview that a decision to break up was taken in the past few months. “It really was a very complicated decision. Over the years, we have reassessed the cost-benefit trade-off of this arrangement and whether it was the right structure for the firm. We realised it was time for this.”

Neil Shen, the billionaire founder of Sequoia China, told the Financial Times: “There’s much less in common now” between the different Sequoia entities. He said conversations about splitting the businesses “have been evolving over the last two to three years”.

The split marks an end to one of the most successful US-China investing alliances. It has reaped rewards for the American mother ship and seeded generations of Chinese tech companies since Shen launched Sequoia China in 2005 as an arm of Sequoia Capital.

Shen has raised billions of dollars from US investors as recently as last year and has been confronted with the delicate task of investing in Beijing’s priority areas such as semiconductors and artificial intelligence, while staying on the right side of Washington’s push to introduce controls

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