May 7, 2023, 5:00 PM

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Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
Documents: Google plans to make search more “visual, snackable, personal, and human”, adding more short videos, more social media posts, and AI conversations  —  Changes aim to respond to queries that can't be easily answered by traditional ‘10 blue links’ web results
Krisztian Sandor / CoinDesk:
Pepecoin, a meme coin launched in April, has a $1B+ market cap despite concerns about concentrated ownership; Arkham: a trader turned $263 into $3.8M in profits  —  A pseudonymous crypto trader bought trillions of the meme coin three weeks ago on UniSwap for $263, and still holds about $9 million …
Patrick Kulp / Emerging Tech Brew:
Q&A with Marissa Mayer on her startup Sunshine, which makes an AI app to organize contacts, what she could have done differently at Yahoo, AI's future, and more  —  The former Yahoo chief says she wishes she had acquired Hulu instead of Tumblr.  —  After a decades-long career …
Jessica Lyons Hardcastle / The Register:
The organizers of DEF CON AI Village, set to run from August 10 to August 13, 2023, say they will host “thousands” of people to find bugs and biases in LLMs  —  Can't wait to see how these AI models hold up against a weekend of red-teaming by infosec's village people
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
AI text generators are quietly authoring more of the internet; more AI-generated books and personalized articles mean fewer clients buying human-written content  —  From recipes to product reviews to how-to books, artificial intelligence text generators are quietly authoring more and more of the internet.
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk has latched onto “unregretted user-minutes”, a metric for Twitter's success that he hasn't defined, after taking issue with mDAUs during his takeover  —  Six months into running the social-media company, the billionaire is talking about his own metric of success
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Bluesky says the social network can't “accommodate heads of state”, seeking to control its growth during its beta; Bluesky has ~60K users and 1.2M on a waitlist  —  Bluesky, the buzzy social media platform that's emerging as a Twitter competitor, said on Friday that it will not allow …

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