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August 29, 2022, 10:50 AM

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Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Y Combinator names Garry Tan as its next president, replacing Geoff Ralston in January; Tan will step away from his role at Initialized Capital  —  Y Combinator has tapped an outsider as its next president — sort of.  —  The storied Bay Area-based accelerator has chosen venture capitalist …
Alberto Romero / The Algorithmic Bridge:
Unlike DALL-E 2, Stable Diffusion is open source and can run on high-end consumer GPUs, while its CreativeML Open RAIL-M license “strives for” “responsible” use  —  A state-of-the-art AI model available for everyone through a safety-centric open-source license is unheard of.
Daniel Van Boom / CNET:
Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed at MTV's Video Music Awards in Yuga Labs' game Otherside, using Bored Yacht Ape NFT avatars that they own  —  Just like the video clip for the song, Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed “From The D 2 The LBC” as their Bored Apes during Sunday's Video Music Awards.
TechCrunch:
Meta partners with JioMart, an e-commerce venture between Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms, to launch a grocery shopping service on WhatsApp in India  —  Meta and an e-commerce venture between Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms are bringing JioMart grocery shopping to WhatsApp …
New York Times:
How Taiwan's centrality in the global chip supply chain may help keep the peace by providing the island with a “silicon shield” against a Chinese invasion  —  TAIPEI, Taiwan — As Chinese warships rehearsed a blockade of Taiwan this month, they simulated a scenario global leaders …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India says it won't restrict Chinese companies from selling smartphones cheaper than $150, after a report said it may do so to boost its domestic industry  —  India is not proposing to restrict Chinese smartphone manufacturers from operating in the sub-$150 price range, a key minister said Monday …
Brandon Katz / The Wrap:
SEC filing: Triller raised $200M and is targeting a valuation of $3B in its IPO later in 2022; source: Triller is on track for a run rate of $250M in 2023  —  Triller, a video-sharing social network service, has raised $200 million in financing as it eyes an initial public offering (IPO) of $3 billion before the end of this year.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU regulators will not appeal a court ruling scrapping a €997M fine against Qualcomm for allegedly paying Apple billions to use only Qualcomm chips  —  EU antitrust regulators will not appeal a court ruling scrapping its 997-million-euro ($991 million) fine against U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm …
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Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
A look at FWB Fest, dubbed the “crypto Woodstock”, attended by Friends With Benefits social club members hoping to change the way people use blockchain tech  —  Founders of the online Friends With Benefits social club hope to change the way people use the blockchain

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