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December 6, 2022, 2:45 AM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A look at the effects of ChatGPT, which has caused an explosion of interest in OpenAI's capabilities and led to questions about AI's impending impact on society  —  It happened to be Wednesday night when my daughter, in the midst of preparing for “The Trial of Napoleon” for her European history class …
Sam Altman / @sama:
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says ChatGPT crossed 1M users since it launched less than a week ago  —  ChatGPT launched on wednesday. today it crossed 1 million users!
James Vincent / The Verge:
Rachael Levy / Reuters:
Sources: the US Department of Agriculture is probing Neuralink for potential animal welfare violations after complaints that its animal testing is being rushed  —  Elon Musk's Neuralink, a medical device company, is under federal investigation for potential animal-welfare violations amid …
Rebekah Valentine / IGN:
Microsoft plans to increase the price of new, first-party Xbox Series X and S games to $70 in 2023, after prices remained steady at $60 since the Xbox 360 era  —  Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield will be among the first to reflect the change.  —  Xbox is preparing to join …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Crypto lender Nexo aims to exit the US in the coming months, stops signing up US customers to its Earn Interest Product and halts access to it in eight states  —  Nexo will immediately suspend access to its Earn product in several U.S. states.  —  Crypto lender Nexo announced Monday …
Ellen Thomas / Insider:
Memo: Slack CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield plans to leave Salesforce in January 2023, saying the move “has nothing to do” with Bret Taylor's departure  —  Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is leaving Salesforce in January.  —  Butterfield posted his announcement …
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Runway, one of the two startups behind Stable Diffusion, raised a $50M Series C led by Felicis Ventures; sources: Runway's valuation is $500M, and ARR is ~$1M  —  Runway ML, one of the two startups behind the popular AI text-to-image model Stable Diffusion, has raised new funding at a $500 million valuation, Forbes has learned.
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal by Virginia-based Centripetal Networks to reinstate a $2.75B award to be paid by Cisco in a cybersecurity patent dispute  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Centripetal Networks Inc to reinstate the largest award in the history of U.S. patent law …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott:
Google's latest Pixel drop brings VPN by Google and Clear Calling to Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, automatic speaker labels in the Recorder app to Pixel 6 and up, and more  —  Google today announced the latest Pixel drop, which brings new features to Pixel phones, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Buds.
Stephanie Murray / The Block:
SBF claims FTX CEO John Ray is not working with him, not replying to messages, and made false statements, while dodging questions on Alameda and loaning funds  —  - Sam Bankman-Fried is taking aim at John Ray, the new CEO of FTX, claiming he's been iced out after the firm filed for bankruptcy protection.
Joshua Oliver / Financial Times:
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Some laid-off tech workers on H-1B visas from Meta, Shopify, Twitter, and other tech companies say they didn't get adequate immigration support from companies  —  Some former tech employees on work visas in the US are experiencing an existential crisis: “Is it worth staying here for a job and country that doesn't care about you?”
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
London-based Chattermill, which analyzes customer feedback data across channels to give companies actionable insights, raised a $26M Series B led by Beringea  —  Chattermill, a platform that helps companies unlock insights by analyzing customer feedback data from across myriad digital channels …
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