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May 24, 2022, 2:55 PM

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João Carrasqueira / XDA Developers:
Microsoft debuts Power Pages, a low-code website builder, and Power Apps Express Design, which can turn images into an app with controls and data storage  —  It's that time of the year again when Microsoft holds its Build developer event, and with it comes a ton of news for all kinds of Microsoft products.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft unveils Project Volterra, an ARM-powered developer kit to explore “AI scenarios” coming in 2022, as Windows gains support for neural processing units  —  Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform that's designed …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will support third-party Windows 11 widgets later this year, allowing developers to offer them as companions to their win32 or PWA apps  —  Widgets might appear on the Windows 11 desktop soon, too  —  Microsoft is planning to support third-party widgets inside Windows 11 later this year.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts Dev Box, a cloud-based developer workstation for spinning up preconfigured VMs integrated with Windows 365, in private preview  —  It's Windows 365 for developers  —  Microsoft put PCs in the cloud with Windows 365 last year, and now, it wants to entice developers to use a cloud-powered developer workstation.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Google Research details Imagen, an AI-based text-to-image generator to rival OpenAI's DALL-E 2, and says it won't release code or a public demo at this time  —  The AI world is still figuring out how to deal with the amazing show of prowess that is DALL-E 2's ability to draw/paint/imagine …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
As Street View turns 15, Google announces several updates, including historical imagery on iOS and Android and a smaller camera system for its cars  —  Street View for Google Maps launched 15 years ago this week, and Google is taking advantage of the anniversary to drop some updates …
Simon Jessop / Reuters:
Flowcarbon, a carbon credit trading blockchain service backed by WeWork's Adam Neumann, raises $32M led by a16z and $38M from selling its Goddess Nature Token  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Flowcarbon, a blockchain-enabled carbon credit trading platform backed by WeWork founder Adam Neumann …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Snap stock drops 41%+ after Evan Spiegel warns employees the company will miss its Q2 revenue and earnings targets and plans to slow hiring  —  - Snap will miss its own targets for revenue and adjusted earnings in the current quarter, CEO Evan Speigel warned on Monday in a note to employees.
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
Walmart plans to expand its drone delivery service with DroneUp to Arizona, Florida, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, bringing its total network to 37 sites in 2022  —  - Walmart is expanding drone deliveries across six states with operator DroneUp, bringing its total network to 37 sites by year-end.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Stripe launches an apps marketplace to bring third-party tools directly into Stripe, starting with 50+ apps from companies like Dropbox, Mailchimp, and DocuSign  —  Payments processing and financial infrastructure giant Stripe has launched a new apps marketplace, designed to bring third-party accounting …
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Delivery startup Gorillas lays off half its “global office workforce”, around 300 people, and will reassess its operations in Italy, Spain, Denmark, and Belgium  —  An unsustainable business or just a side effect of the tech downturn?  —  Grocery app Gorillas …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $419M donation to US local and state election officials in 2020 has become a target of right-wing conspiracies  —  If Mark Zuckerberg could have imagined the worst possible outcome of his decision to insert himself into the 2020 election …
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
Semperis, a cybersecurity startup offering tools to protect Microsoft Active Directory users, raises over $200M led by KKR  —  U.S. cybersecurity software firm Semperis said it has raised over $200 million in a funding round led by private equity firm KKR & Co Inc (KKR.N) at a valuation substantially higher than in its previous round.

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