Misuse of Twitter’s Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates

Misuse of Twitter's Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration uploaded the first photo of the early universe from its James Webb telescope to Twitter, it included a highly detailed description of the deep-field snapshot. “Most stars appear blue, and are sometimes as large as more distant galaxies that appear next to them,” read one portion of the … Read more

Dollar and Euro Reach Parity. European Travel Is Cheap.

Dollar and Euro Reach Parity.  European Travel Is Cheap.

Tourists sit at Areopagus hill, overlooking the Acropolis in Athens. Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty Images Text size Travel in Europe is a lot cheaper for Americans given that euro reached parity with the US dollar this week for the first time in 20 years. That means one dollar buys one euro, compared with … Read more

Tesla Is Getting Into the Used Car Business

Tesla Is Getting Into the Used Car Business

Text size Tesla owners can now get a trade-in value estimate at the company website. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Tesla doesn’t just make cars. It sells them, too. And now it’s getting into the used-car business, just when prices for trade-ins are soaring. The electric vehicle pioneer has put a trade-in value estimator on … Read more

The World Has 192 People Worth More Than $ 10 Billion, Wealth-X Says

The World Has 192 People Worth More Than $ 10 Billion, Wealth-X Says

Kuwait City has one billionaire for approximately every 33,000 residents. Pixabay Text size Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the global billionaire population continued to expand in 2021 for the third year in a row. There were 3,311 billionaires by the end of last year, up 3.3% from 2020’s 3,204. Their combined wealth surged 17.8% to a … Read more

Supporting Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine, Jeff Koons’ ‘Balloon Monkey’ Sells for $12.4 Million

Supporting Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine, Jeff Koons' 'Balloon Monkey' Sells for $12.4 Million

Jeff Koons’ Balloon Monkey (Magenta) Courtesy of Christie’s Text size Jeff Koons’ sculpture Balloon Monkey (Magenta)offered by Victor and Olena Pinchuk to raise money for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, sold for £10.1 million (US$12.4 million) on Tuesday at Christie’s London. At the same auction, “20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale,” two paintings by French artist Claude … Read more

Future Returns: Single-Family Offices Turning More to Private Markets

Future Returns: Single-Family Offices Turning More to Private Markets

Single-family offices across the world are moving deeper into private markets in response to higher inflation, rising interest rates, and central banks scaling back their market support, a UBS Global Wealth Management report revealed earlier this month. Among 221 family offices surveyed — with an average total wealth of US $ 2.2 billion — many … Read more