AIM Loses Its Game

Only 90s Kids Will Remember This

You’ll finally be able to get rid of your embarrassing AIM screen names this December. AOL Instant Messenger announced it will be discontinuing after a 20 year run. In the 90s and 2000s, AIM dominated the online chat world in the U.S. and helped countless angsty and awkward teens talk to their crushes. From curating the perfect AIM screen name to strategically organizing buddy lists, users spent days and nights fighting over the family desktop to chat with their friends. The company transformed social technology and set up the foundation for future messaging apps. AIM might be dying, but the screen names will live on forever. #neverforget (Source: TechCrunch)

 

Highway to Production Hell

Model 3 bottlenecks have pushed back the release of Tesla’s new semi truck. Although the company aimed to sell and ship 1,500 Model 3s in the third quarter, Tesla only ended up shipping around 260. “We’re deep in production hell,” Elon Musk wrote on Friday when asked whether customers on the Model 3 waitlist would get more information about their car. In addition to the responsibilities revolving around Model 3, Musk has also offered Tesla’s services to help Puerto Rico rebuild its electric system post-Hurricane Maria. Tesla Inc. has got a lot on their plate, but it’s nothing they can’t handle. (Source: Bloomberg Tech)

 

 

No Place for Hate

Tech companies continue to respond to the tragic events in Las Vegas. In an effort to clear out misinformation and false news, YouTube has changed its search algorithm to show more reliable sources and minimize hateful content. In a world of evolving technology with multiple outlets for sources, it can be challenging to discern what is trustworthy. While YouTube’s algorithm tweaks may still need some work, the company is actively moving forward to create a safer and more credible atmosphere for its users around the world. (Source: The Verge)

 

About the Author: Erik Qualman

Often called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Erik Qualman is a #1 Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker that has spoken in 49 countries.

His Socialnomics work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.

His latest book What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube is a Pulitzer Prize nominated work.
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