February 15, 2023, 7:50 PM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Chatting with Bing Chat, codenamed Sydney and sometimes Riley, feels like crossing the Rubicon because the AI is attempting to communicate emotions, not facts  —  This was originally published as a Stratechery Update  —  Look, this is going to sound crazy.
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple postponed the introduction of its MR headset from around April to June 2023, at its annual WWDC, after testing found hardware and software issues  —  Apple Inc. has postponed a planned introduction of its first mixed-reality headset from around April to June …
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
The US SEC proposes a rule that would bar investment advisers from storing assets at crypto platforms and lenders that are not registered as exchanges or banks  —  As long as crypto platforms and lenders aren't registered as exchanges or banks, they wouldn't qualify as custodians …
Praveen Seshadri:
An ex-Google engineer and founder of Google-acquired AppSheet reflects on the issues with Google's culture, including no mission, no urgency, and mismanagement  —  What ails Google.  And how it can turn things around. … I joined Google just before the pandemic when the company I had co-founded …
The Guardian:
An investigation into Team Jorge, an Israeli hacking and social media disinformation unit for hire that claims covert involvement in 33 presidential elections  —  - Group sells hacking services and access to vast army of fake social media profiles  — Evidence unit behind disinformation campaigns across world
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
The US House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft CEOs for documents and communications on content moderation by March 23  —  Republican Jim Jordan demands information from chiefs of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
GitHub updates Copilot with better and more secure code suggestions and says 46% of developers' code files across all languages were generated with Copilot  —  GitHub has updated the AI model of Copilot, a programming assistant that generates real-time source code and function recommendations …
Stephen Wolfram Writings:
An in-depth look at how OpenAI's ChatGPT decodes inputs to produce a “reasonable continuation” of a text so far, the underlying dataset, neural nets, and more  —  It's Just Adding One Word at a Time  —  That ChatGPT can automatically generate something that reads even superficially …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X75 modem with upgraded software, the latest 5G advances like carrier aggregation, and more, arriving in devices in H2 2023  —  Qualcomm is warming up for Mobile World Congress by announcing its newest modem: the Snapdragon X75.
ASML reported a breach to US authorities after a former employee in China misappropriated proprietary data, saying that export controls may have been violated  —  ASML Holding NV, a critical cog in the global semiconductor industry, said a former employee in China stole data about its technology …
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Amazon plans to bypass European distributors and buy products directly from brands in 2024; Amazon's international unit tripled its loss YoY to $7.75B in 2022  — Inc. warned distributors in Europe that it will cease ordering from them next year in favor of buying products directly from brands …
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Lufthansa returns to normal operations after grounding all its flights due to software issues linked to four damaged Deutsche Telekom broadband fiber cables  —  Deutsche Lufthansa AG grounded all of its flights on Wednesday after damage to a set of Deutsche Telekom broadband cables caused widespread IT problems.
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
After regulator requests, the European Commission will review Adobe's $20B Figma deal over antitrust concerns, despite being under its revenue review threshold  —  Adobe Inc.'s proposed $20 billion takeover of design firm Figma Inc. risks a lengthy European Union probe after the bloc's …

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