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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
Bloomberg:
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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