May 18, 2023, 6:10 PM

Top News

Brian Fung / CNN:
SCOTUS declines to address Section 230 protections in Gonzalez v. Google and shields Twitter from liability for terror-related content in Twitter v. Taamneh  —  Twitter will not have to face accusations it aided and abetted terrorism when it hosted tweets created by the terror group ISIS, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
OpenAI launches a free ChatGPT app for iOS in the US, offering the web version's features plus history sync across devices and speech input via OpenAI's Whisper  —  App brings popular AI assistant to an official mobile client app for the first time.  —  On Thursday, OpenAI released …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Apple's headset ahead of WWDC: shifting the vision from eyeglasses to ski goggles, Tim Cook's product noninvolvement, selling at cost, and more  —  Many times throughout its history, Apple Inc. has redefined consumer technology by breathing new life into an existing category …
Suvashree Ghosh / Bloomberg:
Binance Australia can no longer offer Australian dollar deposits due to a decision by Cuscal, its “payment processor's partner bank”, and warns of disruptions  —  The Australian arm of crypto exchange Binance suffered a setback on Thursday after the local platform lost access …
Huw Jones / Reuters:
A UK Treasury Committee crypto report recommends that the government regulate trading and investment in unbacked crypto as gambling and not a financial service  —  Bitcoin , ether and other cryptocurrencies should be regulated as gambling given the significant risks they pose to consumers …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Meta outlines its RSC supercomputer and its work on two chips: MTIA for accelerating AI training, set for release in 2025, and MSVP, for video processing needs  —  At a virtual event this morning, Meta lifted the curtains on its efforts to develop in-house infrastructure for AI workloads …
New York Times:
Meta's unusual move to open source LLaMA stands out from its rivals' approach, driven by the belief that sharing its work will help spread its influence in AI  —  The tech giant has publicly released its latest A.I. technology so people can build their own chatbots.  Rivals like Google say that approach can be dangerous.
A look at AmpereOne, Ampere's new third-generation data center CPU, the company's first to use an in-house architecture, and its disingenuous performance claims  —  Chiplets, Advanced Packaging, and Disingenuous Performance Claims  —  Ampere Computing specializes in CPUs for the cloud datacenter market.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Hands on with Sightful's $2,000 Spacetop AR laptop: surprisingly simple hardware, a light headset, and superior to Meta Quest Pro's virtual workspace  —  Sightful's Spacetop AR laptop is brought to you by the chief executive behind the Microsoft Kinect.  —  Laptops have a problem: their screen.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google plans to disable third-party cookies for 1% of Chrome users and migrate them to Privacy Sandbox in Q1 2024 and then do so for all Chrome users in H2 2024  —  Google's Privacy Sandbox aims to replace third-party cookies with a more privacy-conscious approach, allowing users to manage …
New York Times:
In a letter to Satya Nadella, Twitter accuses Microsoft of violating an agreement over the use of Twitter's data and declining to pay for that usage  —  In a letter to Microsoft's chief executive, Satya Nadella, Twitter said the tech giant had violated a data agreement.
More: Reuters
Laura Cole / Wired:
An investigation finds that hundreds of freelancers hired as customer service staff catfish users into paying for subscriptions on niche dating and hookup sites  —  Hired as customer service reps, these freelancers were instead tasked with luring in the lonely and lovestruck through a network of dating and hookup sites.

Sponsor Posts
Free compensation benchmarking data from 3,000 startups  —  Search by job title and get FREE access to market pay data.  Paid version helps HR teams automate comp reviews and communicate total compensation to employees.
Personalized wealth management, built for tech people  —  Managing your finances and taxes is complicated.  Compound is how people at companies like Stripe, OpenAI, and Discord make smart decisions about their money.
Why Zoho Sign is a great alternative to Adobe Acrobat Sign  —  At Zoho, we build products from the ground up that offer unmatched value to users.  Our vision is to serve as the operating system for business …
Unlock a new pipeline channel: your existing customers  —  With tightening budgets, Lantern helps B2B companies drive more qualified leads and expand existing business.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(IHP) She Gave The World A Billion AOL CDs
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 6:10 PM ET, May 18, 2023.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Jane Zhang / Bloomberg:
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Financial Times:

Earlier Picks

Jaime Brooks / The Seat of Loss:
Colin Wilhelm / The Block:
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Tatum Hunter / Washington Post:
Wall Street Journal: