OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: Twitter ‘sabotage alert’ shuts offices

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Staff morale has been hit at Twitter as reports suggest workspaces are closed temporarily and passes revoked ahead of Monday.

Tech & Science Daily spoke with Marcus Gilroy-Ware, a lecturer in creative digital media at SOAS, University of London, to discuss the social network’s future and upstart competitor Mastodon.

Amid mass firings, Musk says remaining staff should agree to “long hours and high intensity” or say goodbye, with three months’ pay.

The new boss of collapsed crypto exchange FTX has slammed a “complete failure of corporate controls”.

John Ray III, was parachuted in to try and salvage something from the wreckage, and track those billions of missing dollars.

It’s Earth as you’ve never seen it before - because Nasa’s Orion capsule on its way to - nearly - the Moon has captured a stunning ‘blue marble’ image of our planet.

Nine hours after its launch, the probe on Nasa’s Artemis lunar fact-finding mission snapped the stunning view, some 200,000 miles from Earth.

Future tourists to the edge of the cosmos could launch from giant hot air balloon-type capsules complete with a bar and wifi, floating 19 miles up from ‘spaceports’ anchored at sea - at £91,000 per ticket.

Florida-based firm Space Perspective has bought nearly 300ft-long ship to become what it describes as a ‘marine spaceport’.

And the rest...

Japan ‘pay-as-you-drive’ mileage tax plan for electric cars. Also, find out more about how London’s going electric, check out the Evening Standard’s #PlugItIn campaign.

Plus, 83 million-year-old giant turtle fossil found, ultra-rare ‘unicorn’ bird seen for first time since Victorian era and why social bees fly the furthest for the tastiest pollen.

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