April 5, 2023, 4:05 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
MobileCoin Chief Product Officer Bob Lee, who worked on CashApp as Square's CTO and on Android at Google, dies after reportedly being stabbed in San Francisco  —  Bob Lee, the chief product officer at MobileCoin, was killed in a fatal stabbing in San Francisco.
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Tom Henderson / Insider Gaming:
Source: Sony is developing a PlayStation handheld, codenamed Q Lite, featuring Remote Play with the PS5, an 8-inch 1080p LCD touchscreen, and adaptive triggers  —  Following days of speculation, Insider Gaming can report that there's a new PlayStation Handheld in development.
Matt Novak / Forbes:
Twitter adds a “US state-affiliated media” label to NPR's account, seemingly contradicting Twitter's previous policy that used NPR as an example of an exception  —  Twitter added a warning to NPR's Twitter account on Tuesday, declaring it as “state-affiliated media,” …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Meta releases its Segment Anything Model and Segment Anything 1-Billion mask dataset, hoping to help researchers with computer vision and object identification  —  Artificial intelligence researchers at Meta Platforms Inc. said today that they're hoping to democratize a key aspect of computer vision.
Kazuyuki Okudaira / Nikkei Asia:
Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth says the company plans to begin commercializing its proprietary generative AI in 2023 and is at the “very forefront” of the LLM field  —  Facebook parent expects tech to help clients better reach audiences, reduce costs  —  TOKYO — Facebook owner Meta intends …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's gamble to shift production from China, including wooing other countries and assembling “tiger teams” to address supply chain weaknesses  —  In late March, when Tim Cook made his first public appearance in China since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Substack unveils Notes, letting users share posts, quotes, images, links, and more, shown in a short form feed that “may look like familiar social media feeds”  —  Substack announced today that it's introducing a new Notes feature that is designed to let users share posts, quotes, comments, images, links and ideas.
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
Ofcom's investigation opened in October 2022 finds that Amazon, Microsoft, and Google may be harming UK cloud market competition and refers the case to the CMA  — Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s cloud services could face a full-blown antitrust probe in the UK after the country's digital regulator …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Saudi Arabia's Savvy Games Group agrees to acquire US-based mobile game maker Scopely for $4.9B; Scopely was reportedly valued at $5.4B in October 2021  —  Savvy Games Group announced an agreement to acquire Scopely, a maker of mobile games including “Star Trek Fleet Command,” “Marvel Strike Force …
Ethan Shanfeld / Variety:
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto says “mobile apps will not be the primary path of future Mario games” after two moderately successful but dwindling iOS games  —  As Nintendo takes its shot at the box office with “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the first animated film featuring …
Aisha Counts / Bloomberg:
SimilarWeb: of the 2.6M people who visited the Twitter Blue sales webpage in March 2023, only 116K signed up; less than 1% of monthly users subscribe to Blue  —  Twitter Inc. is struggling to sell users on its new subscription product, Twitter Blue, according to a new report.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says Play Store apps that allow account creation will soon need to let users “initiate account and data deletion from within the app and online”  —  Google is continuing its work on Data safety in the Play Store by requiring that developers provide a way for users to delete their account data.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Google claims its fourth generation TPU, used in supercomputers for AI training, is 1.2x to 1.7x faster and 1.3x to 1.9x more power-efficient than Nvidia's A100  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google on Tuesday released new details about the supercomputers it uses to train its artificial intelligence models …
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Bing Newcomb, who co-founded E*Trade in 1982, bringing stock trading to personal computers, and took the company public in 1996, died in January at 79  —  He wrote a program that allowed people to buy and sell stocks on their home computers and co-founded a company that reaped its benefits.
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D review: highly efficient and impressive gaming performance, sometimes above the Ryzen 9 7950X3D, but middling-to-average compute performance  —  In February, AMD released the first parts in its highly anticipated Ryzen 7000X3D series.  This new line combines AMD's 3D V-Cache packaging …

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