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May 25, 2023, 9:55 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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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.
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 …
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.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Fahrenheit, a group of bidders led by Arrington Capital, win an auction to oversee Celsius Network's assets, including $500M in “liquid cryptocurrency”  —  Failed crypto lender Celsius Network LLC is poised to restart as a new company after Fahrenheit LLC, a group of bidders led …
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.
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.
Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
Margrethe Vestager says the EU and the UK disagreeing on Microsoft's Activision deal raises “important questions” and the EU was swayed by the proposed remedies  —  The European Union's decision to approve Microsoft Corp.'s $69 billion plan to buy Activision Blizzard Inc …
Access Now:
Pegasus was used in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict to target a government worker, a UN official, and others in 2021 and 2022, the first known use in a war  —  The Armenia spyware victims include a former Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia (the Ombudsperson) …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google DeepMind shows how its visual language model Flamingo is generating descriptions for YouTube Shorts based on metadata, helping improve discoverability  —  Google just combined DeepMind and Google Brain into one big AI team, and on Wednesday, the new Google DeepMind shared details …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Disney and Comcast's fight over Hulu; sources say their Hulu valuations differ significantly, they're in arbitration, and Comcast stopped funding Hulu  —  Parent companies are in final phase of battle marked by legal threats, broken promises and secret arbitration
Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Interviews with 30+ sources detail issues at billionaire Tom Siebel's AI startup C3.ai, leading to product delays; the company is on its third name since 2009  —  The AI hype cycle has birthed innumerable boosters.  An unlikely member of this group is Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Siebel.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok is testing chatbot Tako in select markets; the bot appears on the right side of the app and lets users ask questions about a video or finding new content  —  AI chatbots, like ChatGPT, are all the rage, so it's no surprise to learn that TikTok is now testing its own AI chatbot, as well.
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