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May 19, 2023, 4:40 PM

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Lia Haberman / ICYMI:
Meta briefed some creators on Instagram's decentralized text-based app that may launch in June 2023 with a Twitter-like design, Mastodon compatibility, and more  —  Meta's hosting secret meetings with select creators to share details  —  [a sneak peek at Instagram's new text-based app]
Jiyoung Sohn / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung suspends an internal review to replace Google with Bing as the default search engine on its mobile devices, citing market perception concerns  —  Samsung Electronics suspends internal review that contemplated changing its smartphones' default search engine from Google to Microsoft's Bing
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple restricts internal use of ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, and other external AI tools due to concerns over potential leaks of confidential data  —  The iPhone maker is concerned workers could release confidential data as it develops its own similar technology
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple shares its first App Store Transparency Report, listing app rejections, government requests, and more, as part of a settlement in a 2021 developer lawsuit  —  Earlier this week, Apple shared an in-depth look at how the App Store helped prevent fraud and protect developers and customers alike.
Financial Times:
Sources: top shareholder SoftBank demanded compensation from Revolut after UK regulators told the startup to simplify its ownership to obtain a banking license  —  Minister to meet payment group's bosses amid fears UK's biggest tech group will leave the country
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A look at SCOTUS' Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh rulings and why Justice Thomas' explanation for Section 230's existence bodes well for the internet  —  Our long national wait for how the Supreme Court would rule regarding Section 230 is over, and the answer is... we need to keep waiting.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Hyundai agrees to settle with ~9M US Hyundai and Kia owners for $200M, after hundreds of car thefts inspired by the viral “Kia Challenge” on TikTok in mid-2022  —  Most of the money from the settlement will go toward compensating theft victims.  —  Hyundai is putting …
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Source: Instacart generated ~$740M in 2022 ad revenue, up 30% YoY; nearly 30% of the company's 2022 revenue came from its ads unit, which launched in 2019  —  Instacart has become an advertising powerhouse.  —  The grocery-delivery firm's ad revenue totaled about $740 million last year …
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Ezra Marcus / Grub Street:
Restaurant chefs are increasingly designing food that plays well on video for influencers on TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube that market to young diners  —  The most important social-media food genre of the past decade is photos of avocado toast, bright and colorful and clean.
New York Times:
In a letter to Satya Nadella, Twitter accuses Microsoft of violating an agreement over the use of the social network'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.
New York Times:
Five TikTok creators sue to overturn Montana's law that is set to ban the app on January 1, 2024, arguing the law violates their First Amendment rights and more  —  A spokeswoman for the state attorney general said that his office had “expected a legal challenge” and was “fully prepared to defend the law.”
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
A look at Apple's Personal Voice, an accessibility feature that lets ALS patients digitize their voices on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, set to arrive later in 2023  —  Among the many challenges people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) face is its impact on their speech.
David C. Banks / Chalkbeat New York:
New York City Public Schools lifts its ban on ChatGPT and other generative AI, and plans to support its educators and students learning and exploring the tech  —  After a cautious start, our approach to AI technology is evolving.  —  As Chancellor of the nation's largest school system …

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