April 5, 2023, 12:30 PM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
MobileCoin Chief Product Officer Bob Lee, who worked on CashApp as Square 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.
Tom Henderson / Insider Gaming:
Source: Sony is developing a handheld, codenamed Q Lite, which will use Remote Play with the PS5 and feature an 8-inch 1080p 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 “state-affiliated media” label to NPR's account, seemingly contradicting Twitter's own policies, which 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,” …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's efforts to shift production from China, including wooing other countries and assembling “tiger teams” to solve supply chain weaknesses  —  In late March, when Tim Cook made his first public appearance in China since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Meta releases its Segment Anything Model and Segment Anything 1-Billion mask dataset, helping 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 generative AI in 2023 and remains 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 …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Substack announces Notes, letting users share short-form posts, quotes, links, and more, and says the feature “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.
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 …
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
Ofcom says AWS, Azure, and Google may be limiting competition in the UK cloud computing market after a review since October 2022 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 …
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Biden says tech companies have a responsibility to ensure AI products are safe before making them public and whether AI is dangerous remains to be seen  —  U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday it remains to be seen whether artificial intelligence is dangerous, but underscored …
Sasha Luccioni / Wired:
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Google claims its 4th-gen TPU-based supercomputers, used for AI training, are up to 1.7x faster and 1.9x more power-efficient than Nvidia's A100 systems  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google on Tuesday released new details about the supercomputers it uses to train its artificial intelligence models …
Alexander Martin / The Record:
The FBI and over a dozen global partners seize Genesis Market, one of the top cyber fraud forums that sold stolen credentials and tools to weaponize that data  —  Genesis Market was seized on Tuesday in an FBI-led operation involving more than a dozen international partners …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
AWS' Center for Quantum Networking partners with De Beers' Element Six division to grow artificial diamonds, hoping they can revolutionize computer networks  — Inc. is teaming up with a unit of De Beers Group to grow artificial diamonds, betting that custom-made gems could could help revolutionize computer networks.
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Chinese regulators have slowed approvals of mergers by US companies, asking some to make products that they sell in other countries available in China  —  The U.S. encouraged China to set up a robust antitrust regime.  Now, Beijing is holding back its required green light for mergers …
Megan Farokhmanesh / Wired:
Nintendo and Sony embracing direct-to-audience streams, plus the pandemic, led to E3's demise; fan conventions like PAX and networking events like GDC survived  —  These days, video game companies can just promote their hardware and new releases via prepackaged livestreams.  Why would they bother with a trade show?

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