February 21, 2023, 5:05 AM

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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft President Brad Smith says the company signed a binding, 10-year contract to bring Call of Duty games to Nintendo consoles on the same day as Xbox  —  Microsoft's deal with Nintendo to bring “Call of Duty” games to Nintendo systems — if Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition …
Steven Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Linus Torvalds releases Linux 6.2, the first mainstream Linux kernel to support Apple's M1 chips, which is expected to become Ubuntu 23.04's default kernel  —  Linux 6.2 was released yesterday, and Linus Torvalds described the latest Linux kernel release as, “Maybe it's not a sexy LTS release …
Chandraveer Mathur / Android Police:
Google updates Chrome for Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS with new Memory Saver and Energy Saver features that are on by default  —  Memory Saver and Energy Saver are here  —  Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers for Android, and it also offers feature parity with the desktop version.
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
Exploring likely reasons why the new Bing is reckless, like debuting with not enough training on reinforcement learning with human feedback compared to ChatGPT  —  And how did some prominent journalists utterly miss this initially?  —  A wild story in which I probe what Bing's chatbot …
James West / Mother Jones:
Berber Jin / Wall Street Journal:
Preqin data: VC firms raised $20.6B in new funds in Q4 2022, down 65% YoY and the lowest Q4 amount since 2013; LPs backed 226 funds, the fewest in Q4 since 2012  —  Slowdown that earlier hit tech startups catches up with investors who fuel venture capital  —  Fundraising by venture-capital firms hit …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at executives, engineers, scientists, and other employees experimenting with ChatGPT and other AI tools to speed up tasks or avoid being left behind  —  ChatGPT's release has sparked a rush of early adopters eager to speed up tasks or avoid being left behind
Ethan Mollick / One Useful Thing:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft has started testing a major new Teams version that uses 50% less memory and taxes the CPU less, and plans to release a preview in March 2023  —  Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of Microsoft Teams next month that has been rebuilt from the ground …
Jake Rudnitsky / Bloomberg:
Ride-hailing service inDrive, whose gross revenue increased 88% in 2022, raised $150M in debt that links repayment to its performance from General Catalyst  —  InDrive, the second-most downloaded ride-hailing app in the world, raised $150 million using an unusual debt instrument that links repayment to the company's performance.
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India and Singapore link their digital payment systems, UPI and PayNow, to enable instant payments between the two countries with an initial cap of S$1K per day  —  India and Singapore have linked their digital payments systems, UPI and PayNow, to enable instant and low-cost fund transfers …

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