April 25, 2023, 5:25 PM

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Alphabet reports Q1 revenue up 3% YoY to $69.8B, net income down 8% YoY to $15.1B, Other Bets revenue down 35% YoY to $288M, and Other Bets loss up 47% YoY  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 25, 2023 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.
Microsoft reports Q3 revenue up 7% YoY to $52.9B, net income up 9% YoY to $18.3B, Office Commercial up 13% YoY, Dynamics 365 up 25% YoY, and LinkedIn up 8% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2023 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on emotion tracking tools, coming to its Health app in 2023, and an AI-powered health coaching subscription service codenamed Quartz  —  Apple Inc. is working on an artificial intelligence-powered health coaching service and new technology for tracking emotions …
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI now lets ChatGPT users turn off their chat histories, excluding them from the company's models, and plans to launch ChatGPT Business in the coming months  —  OpenAI is letting people opt to withhold their ChatGPT conversations from use in training the artificial intelligence company's models.
Alex Thompson / Axios:
After President Biden's reelection campaign announcement, the Republican National Committee posts an attack ad featuring AI-generated images, including of Biden  —  - The video features AI-created images appearing to show Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating at an Election Day party …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
The UK unveils a bill to tackle the “excessive dominance” of Big Tech companies by empowering the CMA's Digital Markets Unit, expected to become law in 2024  —  Global companies like Google, Apple and Amazon could have to pay penalties of up to 10% of their global turnover as government gives competition watchdog more power
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify Q1: revenue up 14% YoY to €3B, net loss down 17% YoY to €225M, ad revenue up 17% YoY to €329M, MAUs up 22% YoY to 515M, and subscribers up 15% to 210M  —  Audio streaming giant posted lower-than-expected revenue gains as ad spending cooled Spotify Technology SA reported …
Yueqi Yang / Bloomberg:
Voyager Digital says Binance.US terminated an agreement to acquire the bankrupt crypto broker for $1B, less than a week after the US abandoned stopping the deal  —  Voyager Digital Ltd said Binance.US had terminated an agreement to purchase the bankrupt crypto broker.
André Beganski / Decrypt:
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Thierry Breton says EU Digital Services Act content rules will apply to Apple, Meta, Google, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and 12 others from August 2023  —  Five Alphabet (GOOGL.O) subsidiaries, two Meta Platforms (META.O) units, two Microsoft (MSFT.O) businesses, Twitter and Alibaba's …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
WhatsApp expands its multi-device feature to let the same account be used across multiple smartphones, not just tablets and computers, a long-requested feature  —  WhatsApp users are no longer restricted to using their account on just a single phone.  Today, the Meta-owned messaging service …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM's Cruise expands its “small” fleet of driverless robotaxis in San Francisco to daylight hours, now operating 24/7; the unit lost $561M in Q1 2023, up 73% YoY  —  Cruise, the autonomous vehicle division of General Motors, is now operating a “small” fleet of driverless robotaxis …
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Elon Musk posts a screenshot showing 24.7K of his 136.4M+ Twitter followers, or 0.018%, subscribe to his tweets, Spaces, and more to earn him nearly $100K/month  —  Musk is making around $100,000 from Twitter users subscribing to his paywalled content.  —  After this weekend's Twitter Blue drama …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
AMD announces the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme, 4nm CPUs for handheld gaming PCs; the Z1 Extreme has eight Zen 4 cores and 16 threads with 12 RDNA 3 GPU cores  —  But the company's now saying the quiet part out loud: today, it's officially announcing the AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme …
South Korea indicts Terraform Labs co-founder Daniel Shin and nine others on multiple charges related to TerraUSD and freezes ~$184.7M of their assets so far  —  South Korea indicted Terraform Labs co-founder Daniel Shin along with nine others on multiple charges including violations of capital markets law.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Nvidia open sources NeMo Guardrails, a developer toolkit designed to help make text-based generative AI apps more “accurate, appropriate, on topic, and secure”  —  For all the fanfare, text-generating AI models like OpenAI's GPT-4 make a lot of mistakes — some of them harmful.

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