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February 10, 2023, 1:35 PM

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft cuts jobs in its Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox units; heavy cuts to the HoloLens hardware team raise questions about the goggles' third version  —  Microsoft Corp., implementing the layoff of 10,000 workers announced last month, on Thursday cut jobs in units including Surface devices …
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Chris Stokel-Walker / Fast Company:
Former staff say Twitter needs to update its systems to enact changes sought by Elon Musk, but mass layoffs have forced frequent code freezes  —  Twitter's outage on Wednesday, which saw the site rendered unusable for most users by blocking people from tweeting within the app …
Platformer:
Sources: Elon Musk fired a Twitter engineer for suggesting that his engagement numbers are tanking not because of a bug but because his popularity is waning  —  Inside Twitter 2.0, turmoil leaves employees stretched to the max  —  For weeks now, Elon Musk has been preoccupied with worries about how many people are seeing his tweets.
Ted Chiang / New Yorker:
As ChatGPT and other LLMs repackage info into superficial approximations, like lossy compression for images, the web will become a blurrier version of itself  —  OpenAI's chatbot offers paraphrases, whereas Google offers quotes.  Which do we prefer?  —  In 2013, workers at a German …
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
Researchers: some Reddit usernames and other keywords cause ChatGPT to give bizarre responses, likely due to the web data OpenAI scraped to train its model  —  Reddit usernames like ‘SolidGoldMagikarp’ are somehow causing the chatbot to give bizarre responses.  —  Chloe Xiang
Michael Wayland / CNBC:
GM signs a long-term deal with GlobalFoundries to establish exclusive production capacity at the chip maker's New York facility for GM's key auto suppliers  —  - GM has signed a long-term agreement with GlobalFoundries to establish exclusive production capacity of U.S.-produced semiconductor chips, the companies announced Thursday.

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