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WeWork’s Adam Neumann got $1.7 billion. 2,400 employees just got fired.

“WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, who bears much of the responsibility for the company’s downfall, left his role in September” writes Matt Binder for mashable.com. WeWork is laying off thousands of its employees, just months after its embattled former CEO and co-founder with $1.7 billion.The struggling office-sharing startup confirmed that it’s letting 2,400 employees go, according to a report by .In order to save the company, SoftBank, an investor in WeWork, 80 percent of the startup the following month.A WeWork spokesperson told CNBC that the layoffs were being made in order…

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Route raises $12 million to track packages with AI

“Route says its run rate reached $8.85 million (up from $5.7 million at the end of October) and that it helped 1.3 million customers from 187 countries track packages” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Route claims it protects over $350 million worth of consumer goods a year across 1.3 million customers.As for the Route+, it’s an order insurance program that enables customers to file lost, damaged, or stolen package claims from within the Route app.Route extends this information to both retailers and consumers after purchases are made, an opportunity currently…

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Breaking Down Those PS5 Controller Possible Design Details – Beyond Episode 618

“On this week’s episode of IGN’s weekly PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano and Max Scoville to discuss new PS5 controller patents and what they may tell us about the PS5’s new controller” reports ign.com. We speculate about, should these patents be true, what the removal of the light bar might mean for PSVR games, and why the touchpad returns, as well as much more analysis. Source: ign.com

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Boeing’s Dreamliner deal with Emirates has a major downside for the plane maker

“Emirates, the launch customer of the 777X, will remain the largest customer of the new plane with 126 jets on order” writes David Slotnick for businessinsider.com. However, Emirates also reduced its order for Boeing’s newest jet series, the 777X, by 30, effectively replacing those ordered jets with the smaller Dreamliner.Boeing has had to contend with several reduced orders for the 777X, including from British Airways and Lufthansa. Source: businessinsider.com

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Bargoer claims fellow customer sent him ‘racist’ food order

“A bar patron in England claims that another customer sent him a racist food order” writes Michael Hollan for nypost.com. We have responded to the customer and pointed out that the pub cannot be held responsible for app orders.”. The Richmal Crompton has an app that allows customers to order an item off the menu and have it sent to any table in the establishment. Source: nypost.com

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Gareth Bale celebrated with a flag that read ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ after he helped secure his country’s qualification to Euro 2020

“In that order” after he helped his home country secure its place at UEFA Euro 2020 on Tuesday night” reports businessinsider.com. The Montenegrin told El Larguero in October that the Welshman was a “peculiar type of person” whose priorities run in order of “Wales, then golf and after that, Real Madrid.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Boeing sold 60 of its 737 Max plane in the first days of the Dubai Air Show, ending a dry spell since the jet was grounded

“Boeing has ended an increasingly worrying sales drought for its grounded 737 Max jet, with 60 planes sold to three customers during the first two days of the Dubai airshow” writes David Slotnick for businessinsider.com. At the Dubai Airshow, Boeing secured an order from SunExpress, a leisure-focused subsidiary of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, for 10 jets on Monday.The grounding has provided Airbus with opportunities to win over potential Boeing customers with its new A320neo series.Since all variants of the 737 Max were grounded by regulators around the world in March…

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Gerry Adams was interned illegally during Troubles, supreme court told

“The regulations required that Northern Ireland secretary be involved personally in making any such decision” writes Owen Bowcott for theguardian.com. The former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was interned illegally at the height of Northern Ireland’s Troubles because the wrong minister approved his detention order, the supreme court in London has been told. Source: theguardian.com

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Sales of grounded Boeing 737 MAX gather pace at Dubai Airshow

“Separately, another airline signed a firm order for 10 Boeing 737 MAX 7 and 10 Boeing MAX 10 jets, a person familiar with the matter said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana said it had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets for its Fly Arystana subsidiary.The fate of the order hinges on negotiations over the larger Boeing 777X, for which Emirates is the largest customer.Airbus unveiled a provisional order in Dubai for 8 of its small A220 jets…

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Trump pardoned a convicted war criminal and troops who have yet to stand trial

“President Donald Trump on Friday evening absolved three US service members who were either convicted or were still facing trial of war crimes” writes David Choi for businessinsider.com. Trump signed an executive order to grant clemency to US Army 1st Lt.Trump also signed an executive order to grant clemency to US Army Maj.Clint Lorance, who was convicted of ordering soldiers to engage three unarmed Afghan men on a motorcycle, killing two of them in July 2012. Source: businessinsider.com

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