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A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It …

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Dave Bautista wants to do a romantic comedy even though he’s not a ‘typical rom-com lead’

CNN — Dave Bautista is looking for his next role, and he’d love for it to be a chance to show off his softer side. The former wrestler told Page Six on Monday that while he knows he’s “not your typical rom-com lead,” he’d love to be considered for a film in that genre. “I’m …

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ChatGPT creator launches subscription service for viral AI chatbot

CNN — OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, announced on Wednesday it is piloting a $20 monthly subscription plan that offers users priority access to the AI ​​chatbot even during peak times. The paid plan, called ChatGPT Plus, comes two months after the tool was released publicly and quickly went viral, thanks to its ability to …

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‘Gunther’s Millions’ review: Netflix docuseries about ‘the world’s richest dog’ feels like a ‘Tiger King’ wannabe

CNN — After the hoopla Netflix unleashed with “Tiger King,” its latest docuseries oddity might involve a different four-footed creature. Like that earlier sensation, “Gunther’s Millions” is really about the strange people featured, but its true insights expose how gullible media can be taken in by a too-good-to-be-true (or too-fun-to-fact- check) story – in this …

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Seth Rogen offers the chance to hang with him at his AirBnb for $42

CNN — Seth Rogen is inviting some lucky folks over. The actor is renting out his space in Los Angeles where he goes to be creative on Airbnb. “If you’re reading this, you’re considering booking a night at the Houseplant inspired retreat. What makes it Houseplant-y, you may be asking?” a note from Rogen reads …

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Job openings unexpectedly jump to 11 million in December

Minneapolis CNN — Despite the looming threat of recession and the cacophony of mass layoff announcements, US businesses still need workers — 11.01 million of them. The number of available jobs unexpectedly rose in December, climbing from a revised 10.44 million openings in November and exceeding economists’ expectations of 10.25 million, according to Bureau of …

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Savannah Chrisley shares an update on her parents’ lives in prison

CNN — Savannah Chrisley says her parents are doing well in prison. In an episode of her podcast “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley,” recorded on January 24 and released Tuesday, the younger Chrisley offered an update on her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, who recently began serving sentences in federal prisons for fraud and tax crimes. …

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Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail is tightened over ‘threat’ of witness tampering

New York CNN — Sam Bankman-Fried is in trouble, once again, for talking too much. A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily tightened the FTX founder’s bail conditions after learning that Bankman-Fried sent a text message to a former top executive of the crypto trading platform. The judge said that appeared to be a “material threat …

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Europe grew faster than the US last year. Its markets are outperforming too

London CNN — Europe’s stock markets have beaten Wall Street by the biggest margin in more than three decades over recent months as its economy looks set to dodge a recession many thought inevitable just a few weeks ago. Since late September, European market benchmarks have risen by 20 percentage points more than Wall Street …

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Europe grew faster than the US last year. Its markets are outperforming too

London CNN — Europe’s stock markets have beaten Wall Street by the biggest margin in more than three decades over recent months as its economy looks set to dodge a recession many thought inevitable just a few weeks ago. Since late September, European market benchmarks have risen by 20 percentage points more than Wall Street …

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