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May 24, 2022, 11:55 AM

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft unveils Project Volterra, a hardware developer kit with Snapdragon Arm chips coming this year, 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 …
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 …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Snap stock drops 40%+ 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.
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 …
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 …
Melissa Repko / CNBC:
Walmart plans to expand its drove 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.
Financial Times:
At Andy Jassy's first Amazon shareholder meeting this Wednesday, filings show the company will oppose all 15 proposals, the most it has faced since 2010  —  Proposals at this week's AGM will be test of leadership for new chief Andy Jassy  —  Amazon shareholders will challenge the company on executive pay …
Adam Beam / Associated Press:
CA State Assembly approves a bill letting parents sue social media companies if children become “addicted” to the companies' products; bill needs a final vote  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children …
Simon Jessop / Reuters:
Flowcarbon, a blockchain-based carbon credit trading service, 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, has raised $70 million …

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