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October 9, 2022, 2:10 PM

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Financial Times:
Experts paint a dire picture for China's semiconductor industry and AI development after the US announced new export controls on chips and chipmaking tech  —  Experts predict ‘tsunami of change’ for semiconductor industry as Washington wields tools tested on Huawei
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
An interview with Character.ai's founders, who say they left Google's LaMDA project to let users experiment with the latest in language AI through chatbots  —  The creators of Google's LaMDA have launched the chatbot startup Character.ai, which is open for anyone to try
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
GIF, once called “the file format of the internet generation”, is declining in use as young users say GIFs are “cringe” and MP4 videos make the format outdated  —  The internet's file format has been diagnosed as “cringe,” but there are other threats to its existence.
Cameron Thompson / CoinDesk:
DappRadar: the most daily active users on Decentraland ever was 675 while The Sandbox has had ~4,503; Messari: each metaverse platform has a ~$1.3B market cap  —  While metaverse platforms Decentraland and The Sandbox both have below 1,000 daily active users, they each have over $1 billion in valuation.
Melanie Walsh / Public Books:
A look at BookScan, a subscription service for book sales data, exclusive to publishing executives, and its open-access alternative Post45 Data Collective  —  Culture industries increasingly use our data to sell us their products.  It's time to use their data to study them.
Wall Street Journal:
How HBO Max, Prime Video, and other streamers are trying to grow in a crowded market, including, sources say, via discounted bundles and deals with rivals  —  In a crowded marketplace, Amazon, HBO Max and other streamers explore discounted packages and partnerships with rivals

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