✨ Rolls-Royce gets bold

And SXSW is coming to London

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The Refreshed Rolls-Royce Cullinan Series II. The luxury marque will start taking orders for the new iteration of its best-selling SUV this summer. (Robb Report / Rolls-Royce)

🔼 Monzo. The British neobank has raised US$600m+ this year hoping to crack the US »»

🔽 Uber shares tumbled, as weaker ride-share demand hurt Q2 forecast »» But: Its membership program Uber One passed a US$1b run-rate »»

💬 “Half the white-collar staff at Google probably does no real work.” An a16z partner is unimpressed »» Meanwhile: ChatGPT parent co OpenAI is reportedly working on a search engine »» 

🛫 The unsung European hot spots that should be on your summer bucket list »»

👗 The Met Gala's unlikeliest star is a billionaire salmon heir »»

🤖 Corporate employees are bringing their own AI to work »»

💎 Cara Delevingne’s childhood home in London is yours for £23.5m, or £4,300 a square foot »» And: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan got a drastic makeover »»

Europe’s sunniest city, as seen from Mount Gibralfaro (Bas van der Linden / Unsplash) 

Apple’s new iPad ad kind of backfired »»

Would you pay £28 for a pain au chocolat? Even a really photogenic one? »»

How the US economy adapted to 5% interest rates »»

And: America’s homeowners are getting rich. It’s renters? Not so much »»

Meanwhile: Did you know that one in every 24 New Yorkers is a millionaire? »»

Meta’s AI tools for advertisers can now create full new images, not just new backgrounds »»

BrewDog’s chief is stepping down »»

The real science behind the billionaire pursuit of immortality »»

“This is just the beginning: buckle up.” The world’s leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5°C (4.5°F) above preindustrial levels this century »» 

And: “I’m a British farmer. Here’s the scary truth about what’s happening to our crops” »»

If you want to belong, find a third place »»

“I regret to inform you that LinkedIn’s games are very fun” »»

AstraZeneca to withdraw its Covid vaccine, citing no demand »»

Almost all customers of collapsed cryptocurrency exchange FTX will get their money back — and more, according to a court filing »»

“It’s all that really matters.” Richard Branson says money isn’t a good way to measure success: focus on this one word instead »»

Chinese-backed African fintech startup OPay nears a US$3b valuation »»

This city is Europe’s sunniest destination, with more than 3,000 hours of sun a year »»

TikTok’s suing the US »»

All in one social media management app SocialBu launched its 2.0 version »»

Did Palace just make Brompton bikes cool? »»

Finally: South by Southwest (SXSW) is launching a London edition »»

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