May 9, 2023, 12:15 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, available as subscriptions on May 23; Final Cut requires an M1 chip or newer and Logic needs A12 or newer  —  Mic drop moment for pro apps team at Apple this morning.  Apple just announced that Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro are officially and finally coming to iPad.
Angus Loten / Wall Street Journal:
Wendy's partners with Google to automate its drive-through using an AI chatbot, rolling out in June to an Ohio restaurant; the bot has been programmed to upsell  —  The fast-food chain has customized a language model with terms like ‘JBC’ for junior bacon cheeseburger and ‘biggie bags’ for meal combos
Nintendo expects to sell 15M Nintendo Switch consoles this fiscal year, below analyst estimates of 15.7M; the company sold 18M units in the year to March 2023  —  Nintendo Co. expects to sell 15 million units of its Switch console this fiscal year, showing the extent of the slowdown for its six-year-old flagship product.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Microsoft opens the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program to 600 global customers, up from the initial 20, and adds new features, like a Semantic Index  —  Microsoft is expanding preview access to its Microsoft 365 Copilot, a digital assistant based on OpenAI's GPT-4 …
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says the company will spend $200M fighting an SEC lawsuit accusing him, a co-founder, and Ripple of selling unregistered securities  —  - Ripple will have spent $200 million by the time its legal battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is over, CEO Brad Garlinghouse said.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside Big Pipes, an FBI team with ~30 members responsible for three major cybercriminal takedowns, including dozens of illicit services, in the past five years  —  For a decade, a group called Big Pipes has worked behind the scenes with the FBI to target the worst cybercriminal “booter” services plaguing the internet.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Meta unveils ImageBind, an open-source AI model combining text, audio, visual, movement, thermal, and depth data, as rivals become more secretive with research  —  Meta has announced a new open-source AI model that links together multiple streams of data, including text, audio, visual data, temperature, and movement readings.
More: Meta AI and GitHub
Tweets: @altryne, @elunaai, and @artificialavaFacebook: Mark Zuckerberg
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Sam Bankman-Fried's lawyers file pretrial motions to dismiss most criminal charges against him, but not charges tied to securities fraud and money laundering  —  Bankman-Fried did not move to dismiss charges tied to securities fraud or money laundering.  —  FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google's passkey offering is refined and comprehensive enough to recommend, but the ecosystem is incomplete, despite PayPal, Kayak, and others using passkeys  —  The passkey ecosystem is far from complete, but Google's implementation is now ready to use.  —  By now, you've likely heard …
Michael Wayland / CNBC:
General Motors hires former Apple VP Mike Abbott to lead a newly created software unit, starting May 22; Abbott was VP of Engineering for Apple's Cloud Services  —  - General Motors has hired former Apple executive Mike Abbott to lead a newly created software unit for the Detroit automaker.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
LinkedIn plans to cut 716 jobs and shutter InCareer, its local jobs app in China, by August 9, citing fierce competition and a challenging macroeconomic climate  —  LinkedIn, the social media network owned by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) that focuses on business professionals …

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