The Biggest News in November, 2023 In November 2023 the Texas Rangers won the “world” series, Elon Musk nailed Twitter’s coffin, Israel flooded Hamas tunnels in Gaza, Russia’s war in Ukraine stalled as US and EU support waned, a new Speaker of the House was elected, and AI capabilities advanced as Americans traveled for Thanksgiving … Read more
While only North America is represented in Major League Baseball (MLB), baseball is popular in many other countries. This article puts the world of baseball in perspective and compares the talent, the competitiveness, and the money earned by players in Major League Baseball teams versus teams in other countries. The Texas Rangers are Baseball “World” … Read more
In October 2023, tensions escalated as Hamas attacked Israel, leading to severe retaliation. The U.S. saw political upheaval with a far-right Speaker elected after McCarthy’s ousting. Popularity soared for Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, while Joran van der Sloot’s confession and Tupac’s case saw major developments. The UAW ended a massive strike, and healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente initiated one. Advances in AI deepfakes and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine conflict were notable, with U.S. support wavering and Ukraine receiving Abrams tanks. STI crises and a new COVID-19 vaccine marked healthcare news. U.S. culture wars intensified with McCarthy’s removal and Mike Johnson’s election as Speaker. A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban, climate catastrophes struck globally, and surprise Hurricane Otis hit Acapulco.
The antitrust trial against Google is the most significant in decades. The government’s case centers on its exclusive deals with smartphone makes and carriers to make it the default search engine. Google’s CEO defended these partnerships, especially with Apple, as integral to their success. Despite options, Google dominates Internet searches and digital advertising, which accounts for 80% of Google’s revenue. The outcome of the trial could force profound changes in search engine choice, advertising, and potentially lead to Google’s breakup.