April 11, 2023, 11:55 AM

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Matt Taibbi's account, including the Twitter Files, was shadowbanned for a while after a spat with Elon Musk, preventing users from finding his tweets in search  —  The refrain to remember with Twitter under Elon Musk: it can always get dumber.  —  Quick(ish) recap:
In draft guidelines, the Cyberspace Administration of China details plans to require a security review of generative AI tools before their release  —  China plans to require a security review of generative AI services before they're allowed to operate, casting uncertainty over ChatGPT …
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
Alibaba Cloud unveils its ChatGPT-style tool Tongyi Qianwen and plans to roll out the AI chatbot into all of its products starting with DingTalk and Tmall Genie  —  - Chinese tech giant Alibaba revealed its ChatGPT-style product Tongyi Qianwen at a Tuesday summit.
David Pierce / The Verge:
YouTube says NFL Sunday Ticket passes will cost between $249 to $489 depending on subscription and package; the company reportedly paid $2B for the NFL package  —  Football fans, start saving those pennies.  YouTube just announced pricing for its new Sunday Ticket package …
Sharon Goldman / VentureBeat:
Open-source LLMs are having a moment after the LLaMA leak and releases from Stanford and others, prompting debates over the pros and cons of open and closed AI  —  The open-source technology movement has been having a moment over the past few weeks thanks to AI — following a wave …
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
The Commerce Department's NTIA begins exploring possible rules for ChatGPT and other generative AI tools, requesting comment from the public over accountability  —  Fears grow over the potential use of artificial intelligence to commit crimes and spread falsehoods
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Katie Cotton, Apple's former VP of worldwide communications for 18 years, who mostly worked directly for Steve Jobs before retiring in 2014, died on April 6  —  Katie Cotton, a longtime Apple Inc. communications chief who served as a steward for the company's iconic brand during the Steve Jobs era and beyond, has died.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
a16z releases 2023 State of Crypto, trying to show the dichotomy between market and product cycles, and creates an index that shows stable product development  —  - a16z has released its latest State of Crypto report.  — It also produced a new index that shows stable product development …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to open Apple BKC in Mumbai on April 18, its first retail store in India, followed by Apple Saket in Delhi on April 20  —  Apple recently confirmed that the first Apple Retail Store in India would be opened later this month.  Now the company has confirmed that Apple BKC in Mumbai will open to the public on April 18.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Substack rolls out Notes, its Twitter-like service, to all users  —  Notes, the platform's new feature, functions similarly to its rival social app  —  LOS ANGELES — The newsletter platform Substack's new feature called Notes, which functions similarly to Twitter, rolled out to all users on Tuesday.
Pew Research Center:
A survey of 10,701 US adults: ~66% are not confident current ways to invest, trade, and use crypto are reliable and safe; 17% have used crypto, similar to 2022  —  Cryptocurrency markets are taking hits from all sides - from declines in value to multiple corporate bankruptcies to lawsuits and regulatory threats.

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