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May 1, 2023, 3:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: with watchOS 10, Apple plans to make widgets a core part of the Watch again; the widget system combines the old Glances and iOS 14's style of widgets  —  Apple is set to give its smartwatch a big software overhaul with watchOS 10, once again making widgets a core part of the device.
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Sources: Meta managers built up “kingdoms” as headcount surged, before layoffs led to an unprecedented morale crisis and lower confidence in Mark 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
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 …
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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.... https://twitter.com/...
New York Times:
As labor contract negotiations heat up in Hollywood, unions representing screenwriters and actors seek to regulate the use of AI-produced material  —  As labor contract negotiations heat up in Hollywood, unions representing writers and actors seek limits on artificial intelligence.
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 …
Reuters:
Arm confidentially filed with regulators for a US IPO; sources: Arm seeks to raise between $8B-$10B on the Nasdaq, which is expected to be 2023's largest IPO  —  SoftBank Group Corp's (9984.T) chip maker Arm Ltd has filed with regulators confidentially for a U.S. stock market listing …
Avram Piltch / Tom's Hardware:
The creator of GPT4free, which lets anyone use GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 for free, says OpenAI threatened to sue if he didn't remove the GitHub repo within five days  —  GPT4Free uses other sites' connections to OpenAI.  —  Anyone can use ChatGPT for free, but if you want to use GPT4 …
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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