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Tata chip unit gets Cabinet nod; Sridhar Ramaswamy named Snowflake CEO

Tata's proposed semiconductor chip fabrication unit in Gujarat’s Dholera is among three facilities that received Cabinet approval on Thursday. This and more in today’s ETtech Top 5.Also in this letter:■ SoftBank sells 2% stake in Paytm■ Opinion: RBI and the fintech fallacy■ Zepto launches membership programmeCabinet approves Tata Electronics’ semiconductor fabrication unit Tata Electronics’ proposal to set up a semiconductor chip fabrication unit in India received a nod from the Union…

Apple AirPods Pro were almost named AirPods Extreme just like the 2003 AirPort Extreme but employees hated it

A recent report suggests AirPods Pro almost had a much worse name before Apple settled on the current one, and we have employees' objections to thank for it.According to internal information seen by MacRumors, AirPods Pro were almost called AirPods Extreme before their official launch back in 2019. The idea was floated by at least one member of Apple’s leadership, but Apple went for AirPods Pro instead, after “many employees objected to the change.”This was not Apple's first time using the Pro branding, as the first…

‘Mission: Impossible’ star Indira Varma to host Podcast named `The Spy Who’

Indian-origin actress Indira Varma, who is known for ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1’, and ‘Homeland’ actor Raza Jaffrey are set to co-host a new espionage podcast for Wondery. Indira is the child of an Indian father and a Swiss mother who was of part Genoese Italian descent. Her mother was a graphic designer and her father was an illustrator. The logline of the podcast reads “Each season goes deep into the real-life story of a special agent, unearthing daring missions,…

Colorado bourbon named best in the U.S. (outside of Kentucky)

Coloradans looking for excellent whiskey don’t need to look far. That’s according to the judges at the Whisky Magazine Awards, who recently honored several local distilleries in its nationwide competition. Laws Whiskey House’s Four Grain Bourbon Cask Strength was named the best single-barrel bourbon (non-Kentucky) at the 2024 Whisky Magazine Awards.(Provided by Laws Whiskey House) Six Colorado spirits makers earned accolades in categories such as best finished bourbon made outside of Kentucky and best single-cask,…

This Charity Will Feed a Rat Named After Your Ex to a Large, Bloodthirsty Bird

A hawk on the attack.Image: Ronnie Howard (Shutterstock)If you’re feeling particularly spiteful this Valentine’s Day, HawkWatch International has got you covered. For as little as a measly five bucks, the charity will feed their “Raptor Ambassadors” a rodent named after your ex or other object of hatred. And for you lovebirds out there, the organization also has a gift bundle you can buy for a cherished one.Why Bitcoin won’t reach $1,000,000HawkWatch International has been around since 1986. In addition to its

Colin Jost Named White House Correspondents’ Dinner Entertainer – The Hollywood Reporter

The 2024 White House Correspondents’ Dinner is turning to Saturday Night Live for its entertainment this year. The annual event — a fundraiser for the White House Correspondents’ Association — says that SNL “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost will be this year’s featured entertainer. This year’s WHCA dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. “Colin Jost knows how to make Saturday nights funny, and I am thrilled Colin will be live from the nation’s capital as the headline entertainer for this…

ather: Ather CFO Deepak Jain steps down, Sohil Parekh named successor

Electric vehicle maker Ather Energy's chief financial officer (CFO) Deepak Jain is set to exit the firm, with senior finance controller Sohil Parekh set to take over the position.The change was announced by chief executive Tarun Mehta in an internal communication to employees. Jain worked at Ather for over four years, where joined after a stint at background checking software firm First Advantage. He has previously worked in finance roles with the likes of Apple and Procter & Gamble, according to his LinkedIn…

Animal Shelter Invites People To Donate $50 To Have Feral Cat Named After Ex And Then Neutered

There’s a productive and, yes, philanthropic way to express your hatred for your ex, as demonstrated by an animal shelter’s not-so-romantic Valentine’s Day campaign.Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood, an animal shelter based in New Jersey, USA, took to its Instagram page on Tuesday (January 30) to launch its “Neuter Your Ex” donation event for Valentine’s Day.To make use of the lovers’ celebratory event, the adoption center has invited people to donate $50 to have a feral cat named after their ex and then…

Keanu Reeves to Receive Saturn Award Named After Lance Reddick

Image: LionsgateNext week’s Saturn Awards are going to honor Keanu Reeves at its event, with a special honor named after his John Wick co-star, Lance Reddick.Hallmarks of an Action Scene with John Wick Director Chad StahelskiThis year’s ceremony won’t just be dedicated to the late actor, it’s also the start of the Lance Reddick Legacy award. Per the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, the decoration “symbolizes and celebrates not only a performer’s talent, but their character. Someone who’s a true

Keanu Reeves Is Being Honored With An Award Named After His Late John Wick Co-Star, And Now I’m Emotional

Just a week shy of the release of John Wick: Chapter 4, a movie that has even been called the best of the John Wick franchise by many critics, a tragedy befell all involved when Lance Reddick unexpectedly died at 60. Reddick was beloved for his role of Charon in all four John Wick movies, along with being known for starring in The Wire, Fringe and other movies and TV shows. As the Hollywood community continues to mourn his passing, Keanu Reeves is set to receive a new award named after the late actor. Reeves, who worked…