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May 24, 2022, 10:20 PM

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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 plans to support third-party Windows 11 widgets later in 2022, letting developers offer them as “companion experiences” 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.
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Simon Jessop / Reuters:
Flowcarbon, a blockchain-based carbon credit trading service backed by WeWork's 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 …
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
New Jersey-based Semperis, a cybersecurity startup offering tools to protect enterprises using Microsoft Active Directory, raises a $200M+ Series C 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 …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Niantic debuts Visual Positioning System, a developer platform for building location-aware AR apps, and Campfire, a location-based social network for its games  —  The maker of Pokémon Go is releasing its AR map for other apps and a location-based social network called Campfire
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Google Research announces Imagen, an AI text-to-image generator rivaling OpenAI's DALL-E 2, but decides “not to 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 …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
In a letter, 42 Democratic lawmakers urge Google to stop collecting and keeping unnecessary user data that could be used to identify people seeking abortions  —  - Democratic lawmakers urged Google CEO Sundar Pichai to stop collecting and keeping unnecessary or non-aggregated location data …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
As Street View for Google Maps turns 15, Google announces updates such as historical imagery on Android and iOS, a smaller camera system for its cars, and more  —  Street View for Google Maps launched 15 years ago this week, and Google is taking advantage of the anniversary to drop some updates …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
As Snap's growth warning sends its stock down 43.04%, other tech stocks drop too: Meta by 7.62%, Pinterest by 23.64%, Alphabet by 4.95%, and Twitter by 5.55%  —  - Snap CEO Evan Spiegel warned of slowing growth in a note to employees made public on Monday.  — His message sent a chill across the digital advertising industry.

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