April 5, 2023, 11:10 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 being stabbed in San Francisco on April 4  —  Bob Lee, the chief product officer at MobileCoin, was killed in a fatal stabbing in San Francisco.
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Washington Post:
Study: ChatGPT cited nonexistent Washington Post, Miami Herald, and Los Angeles Times articles and fabricated a sexual harassment story about a law professor  —  The AI chatbot can misrepresent key facts with great flourish, even citing a fake Washington Post article as evidence
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 …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Report: Phil Harrison, the head of defunct cloud gaming service Google Stadia, left the company in January 2023; Harrison joined Google as a VP in January 2018  —  When Google launched Stadia, it put gaming industry veteran Phil Harrison at the lead.  Now, it's been confirmed Harrison has left the company.
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.
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.
OpenAI details its approach to AI safety, including evaluating AI systems, improving safeguards based on real-world use, protecting kids, and respecting privacy  —  Ensuring that AI systems are built, deployed, and used safely is critical to our mission.  —  Authors  —  OpenAI  —  Safety & Alignment
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Source: Binance rejected buying Tron founder Justin Sun's Huobi stake due to Huobi's alleged ties to China; Sun's Huobi involvement is shrouded in secrecy  —  Binance has no interest in buying Huobi due to its rumored ties to China, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Saudi Arabia's Savvy Games Group plans 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 …
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.
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
A week ahead of Ethereum's Shanghai and Capella upgrades, ETH is up 6% over the past three days, surpassing $1,900 to a nine-month high and outperforming BTC  —  - Ether is trading at a nine-month high and has outperformed bitcoin this week ahead of a major network upgrade.
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 …
Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
Researchers say Twitter's open sourced For You code still misses context that fully explains its recommendation system, despite a supposed push for transparency  —  Elon Musk offered a rare look into the social platform's algorithm.  Experts say you shouldn't take it too seriously.
Stephanie Li / DealStreetAsia:
China-based SJ Semiconductor, which offers a 12-inch wafer bumping and testing service, raised a $340M Series C extension at a $1.8B valuation  —  Chinese chip maker SJ Semiconductor has raised nearly $340 million in its Series C extension round, according to a release.
RT Watson / The Block:
Decentraland says 26K attended its virtual fashion week in March 2023, vs. 108K in 2022, a 76% drop, despite brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Adidas sponsoring  —  - Fashion Week attendance on Decentraland dropped to 26,000 from 108,000.  No more than 900 people were online simultaneously during the four-day event.
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Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
In a probe begun in October 2022, Ofcom finds Amazon, Microsoft, and Google may be harming UK cloud market competition and plans to refer 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 …

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