May 9, 2023, 3:55 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-throughs using an AI chatbot that has been taught to upsell, rolling out in June 2023 to an Ohio restaurant  —  The fast-food chain has customized a language model with terms like ‘JBC’ for junior bacon cheeseburger and ‘biggie bags’ for meal combos
AJ Vicens / CyberScoop:
The US says the FBI disrupted a long-running Russian cyberespionage operation by inspecting FSB's Snake malware and decrypting and decoding its communications  —  A law enforcement effort dubbed “Medusa” targeted malware deployed by Moscow's Federal Security Service, officials said Tuesday.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Inside Big Pipes, a ~30-member FBI team responsible for three major cybercriminal takedowns over five years, killing dozens of “booter” DDOS-for-hire services  —  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.
Nintendo expects to sell 15M Nintendo Switch consoles in FY 2023, below analyst estimates of 15.7M; the company sold 18M Switch 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 its Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program to 600 customers, up from 20, and adds features, like a Semantic Index and DALL-E in PowerPoint  —  Microsoft is expanding preview access to its Microsoft 365 Copilot, a digital assistant based on OpenAI's GPT-4 …
Jody Godoy / Reuters:
A US judge sentences ex-Coinbase product manager Ishan Wahi to two years in prison for crypto insider trading; Wahi pled guilty to two counts in February 2023  —  Ishan Wahi, a former Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O) product manager, was sentenced on Tuesday to two years in prison in what U.S. prosecutors …
Anna Irrera / Bloomberg:
Goldman, Microsoft, Deloitte, Cboe, and others plan to test the Canton Network blockchain in July 2023, linking apps using Digital Asset's Daml smart contract  —  A group of firms including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Microsoft Corp, Deloitte and Cboe Global Markets Inc are joining …
Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
James Vincent / The Verge:
Meta unveils ImageBind, an open-source AI model combining text, audio, visual, depth, thermal, and movement data, as rivals OpenAI and Google get more secretive  —  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.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
What to expect at Google I/O 2023: Pixel Tablet, Pixel 7A, foldable-focused Android 14 details, a Pixel 8 and 8 Pro preview, PaLM 2, and maybe some AI surprises  —  Google I/O is almost here, and that means the launch of the highly anticipated Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet is right around the corner.
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon announces Amazon Anywhere, which lets third-party app users buy related physical products while in the app, launching with Niantic's new AR game Peridot  —  The so-called “everything store” is looking to go “anywhere.”  —  Amazon announced the launch Tuesday of “Amazon Anywhere,” …
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Michael Wayland / CNBC:
General Motors hires former Apple VP Mike Abbott to lead a newly created software unit starting on May 22; Abbott was VP of Engineering for Apple Cloud Services  —  - General Motors has hired former Apple executive Mike Abbott to lead a newly created software unit for the Detroit automaker.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:

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