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October 22, 2022, 11:10 PM

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Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Podcast app Pocket Casts, which WordPress parent company Automattic acquired in July 2021, releases its mobile clients on GitHub under an open-source license  —  Popular podcast platform Pocket Casts has released its mobile clients under an open source license.
Washington Post:
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A profile of Stability AI founder and CEO Emad Mostaque, a British former hedge fund manager who has quickly become a polarizing figure within the AI community  —  A celebration for Stability AI, the start-up behind the controversial Stable Diffusion image generator, represents the arrival of a new A.I. boom.
Axios:
The RNC sues Google for Gmail allegedly putting its campaign emails in spam, after criticizing Google's pilot launched in September 2022 to address the problem  —  The Republican National Committee (RNC) has filed a lawsuit against Google in a U.S. district court in California for allegedly putting …
Rachel Metz / CNN:
Several artists whose work Stability AI included in the dataset used to train Stable Diffusion are angry that they weren't informed, asked for consent, nor paid  —  Erin Hanson has spent years developing the vibrant color palette and chunky brushstrokes that define the vivid oil paintings for which she is known.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple VP of Industrial Design Evans Hankey is leaving, after replacing Jony Ive in 2019; sources say Airbnb VP of Design Gary Butcher is returning to Apple  —  Apple Inc.'s head of hardware design, Evans Hankey, is leaving the iPhone maker three years after taking the role …
Adnan Bhat / Rest of World:
Experts: India's TikTok clones like Moj and Josh haven't replicated TikTok's success, and Instagram and YouTube will take over the country's short-video segment  —  Creators are instead gravitating toward Instagram and YouTube, which may eventually be the winners in the Indian short-video segment.

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