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May 25, 2023, 7:40 AM

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Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement on Twitter Spaces suffers crashes, feedback glitches, and audio failures  —  - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign announcement plans evening were derailed by massive technical glitches on Twitter that prevented him from declaring his candidacy.
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Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Microsoft says Chinese state-sponsored hackers compromised “critical infrastructure organizations” across US industries, with a focus on gathering intelligence  —  - Chinese state-sponsored hackers have compromised “critical” cyber infrastructure in a variety of industries …
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Morgan Meaker / Wired:
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently visited London, part of tour to 17 cities, including Paris, Warsaw, and Lagos, to discuss AI, balanced regulation, and more  —  On a stop in London, the OpenAI CEO called for balanced regulation and warned of the risks of deepfake disinformation.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue down 13% YoY to $7.19B, vs. $6.52B est., Data Center revenue up 14% YoY, and a Q2 revenue forecast above estimates; NVDA jumps 25%+  —  - Nvidia reported first-quarter earnings for its fiscal 2024 on Wednesday, with a stronger-than-expected forecast that drove shares up 26% in extended trading.
The Verge:
Sony announces Project Q, a handheld device with an 8-inch screen for streaming games from a PlayStation 5 via Remote Play over Wi-Fi, launching later in 2023  —  Sony has officially confirmed it's working on a PlayStation handheld to make it easier to play your PS5 games.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans a smart home display-like iOS 17 mode showing notifications, appointments, the weather, and more when an iPhone is locked in landscape mode  —  Apple Inc. is planning a new interface for iPhones that shows information such as calendar appointments, the weather and notifications …
Oliver Whang / New York Times:
A study describes how a patient who was paralyzed from waist down was able to walk naturally again with brain and spine implants using an AI thought decoder  —  In a new study, researchers describe a device that connects the intentions of a paralyzed patient to his physical movements.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Snowflake reports Q1 revenue up 48% YoY to $623.6M, vs. $608M est., forecasts Q2 product revenue below est., and plans to acquire startup Neeva; SNOW drops 10%+  —  - Snowflake beat on the top and bottom lines for the fiscal first quarter, but it gave product revenue guidance that missed consensus estimates.
Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg:
Sources: some Meta employees say important work has been at a standstill and the company's 2023 product roadmap is undecided, as its final round of layoffs ends  —  Meta Platforms Inc. employees received news Wednesday of the final round of previously announced job cuts …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden steps down, replaced by COO John Mountain as interim CEO; Starling, which has raised over $1B, reports £453M in FY2023 revenue  —  Anne Boden nearly lost a grip on Starling Bank years ago when the neobank was in the middle of a coup effort led by its CTO …
Elizabeth Chamberlain / iFixit News:
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signs the broadest-yet right-to-repair bill, with exceptions including game consoles and cybersecurity tools, effective July 1, 2024  —  Today, the fight for our right to repair everything we own just scored a huge victory: the US state of Minnesota just passed the broadest-yet Right to Repair law.
Grace Priscilla Teo / Tech in Asia:
Regulatory filings: Indonesia-based eFishery, which provides software and financing to fish farmers, raised a $108M Series D at a $1.3B post-money valuation  —  Indonesian agritech startup eFishery has raised US$108 million in series D funding, pushing its post-money valuation to US$1.3 billion …

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