April 30, 2023, 7:40 PM

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Washington Post:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Six months after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, an overview of its alternatives, including Mastodon, Bluesky, and Nostr, and how they might evolve and improve  —  Today is six months since Elon took over Twitter and began this bizarre speedrun of the content moderation learning curve …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will reintroduce widgets in watchOS 10 as a central part of Watch UI, a combination of old Glances and the style of widgets launched in iOS 14  —  Apple is set to give its smartwatch a big software overhaul with watchOS 10, once again making widgets a core part of the device.
Nidhi Subbaraman / Wall Street Journal:
Some US hospitals test if GPT-3 can cut the time staff spend replying to online queries; a study claims the first ChatGPT version replied better than doctors  —  Pilot program aims to see if AI will cut time that medical staff spend replying to online inquiries
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk claims that Twitter plans to let media publishers charge users on a per-article basis, with one click, starting in May 2023  —  Rolling out next month, this platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per article basis with one click. This enables users who would not sign up for a monthly subscription to pay a higher per article price for when they want to read an occasional article....
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Sources describe how Meta managers built up “kingdoms” as headcount doubled, and how layoffs led to falling morale and lower confidence in Zuckerberg  —  Roiled by waves of layoffs and a costly investment in the metaverse, many insiders say the Facebook founder has lost his vision — and the trust of his workforce
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
An interview with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian about the unit finally turning a profit in Q1 2023, in part by making its data center operations more efficient  —  - Google said this week that its cloud unit finally turned profitable in the first quarter.  — Since ex-Oracle exec Thomas …
Wikimedia won't comply with the Online Safety Bill's age checks of its UK readers or contributors, citing the foundation's “commitment to collect minimal data”  —  Wikipedia will not comply with any age checks required under the Online Safety Bill, its foundation says.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Canva-like web app Designer, which leverages user-created content and OpenAI's text-to-image DALL-E 2 to ideate designs, launches in public preview  —  Microsoft Designer, Microsoft's AI-powered design tool, today launched in public preview with an expanded set of features.

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