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October 8, 2022, 7:55 PM

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Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Interview with founders of Character.ai, who say they left Google's LaMDA project to let users experiment with large language models through the use of chatbots  —  The creators of Google's LaMDA have launched the chatbot startup Character.ai, which is open for anyone to try
Cameron Thompson / CoinDesk:
DappRadar: Decentraland had a maximum of 675 daily active users ever and The Sandbox had ~4,503; Messari: both metaverse platforms have market caps of ~$1.3B  —  While metaverse platforms Decentraland and The Sandbox both have below 1,000 daily active users, they each have over $1 billion in valuation.
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
Natalie Wong / Bloomberg:
A look at business email compromise scams in the US involving real estate, and the Secret Service team that helped recover $244M in stolen BEC funds since 2019  —  For weeks, the Secret Service agent had been trying to identify the scammers moving millions of stolen dollars through banks around the New York tri-state area.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Hong Kong-based About Capital acquires Huobi, a top 10 crypto exchange by trading volume; Huobi says the ownership transfer won't impact trading operations  —  The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Crypto exchange Huobi Global, one of the biggest token trading outposts in the Asia markets …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
FTX partners with Visa to offer debit cards linked to users' FTX accounts in 40 countries, focusing on Latin America, Europe, and Asia, after their US rollout  —  - Visa is teaming up with global crypto exchange FTX to offer debit cards in 40 countries with a focus on Latin America, Asia and Europe.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Biden signs an EO to implement Privacy Shield 2.0, the EU-US data transfer framework seeking to address EU concerns of surveillance by US intelligence agencies  —  - President Joe Biden signed an executive order to implement a new framework to protect the privacy of personal data shared between the U.S. and Europe.
Casey Ross / STAT:
New US federal rules requiring health care organizations to give patients access to their full health records in a digital format went into effect on October 6  —  The American Revolution had July 4.  The allies had D-Day.  And now U.S. patients, held down for decades by information hoarders …

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