Florida escalates the fight over a controversial social media law to the Supreme Court Taylor Hatmaker

After an appeals court struck down key portions of a state law designed to prevent social media companies from freely making content moderation decisions, Florida wants the Supreme Court to weigh in. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody filed a petition Wednesday asking the highest court in the land to wade into the issue after two …

Daily Crunch: Moonlighters eclipsed — Wipro lets go of 300 employees who were working for its rivals Christine Hall

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Bird board backs new scooter boss Harri Weber

Micromobility company Bird is boosting its president, Shane Torchiana, to CEO status in a “long-planned” shakeup that sees founding chief executive Travis VanderZanden further stripped of power. Bird’s board also announced two other appointments: Former Archer Aviation chief financial officer Ben Lu has joined as Bird’s new CFO, taking over the role from Yibo Ling, …

Materials startup Novoloop brings its upcycled outsole to On’s new running shoe Tim De Chant

Making sneakers is a dirty business; one that’s heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Shoe companies have experimented with various ways to reduce their footprints, from uppers made of recycled plastic to midsoles made of foam derived from sugarcane. Now, there’s a new approach — upcycling. Materials startup Novoloop and running-shoe manufacturer On will announce a …