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May 26, 2023, 8:25 AM

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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google starts rolling out its LLM-powered Search Generative Experience, with features like a conversational mode and shopping aspects, to Search Labs members  —  Announced at I/O 2023, Google is now rolling out the AI/LLM-powered Search Generative Experience (SGE) to users that signed up for the Search Labs program.
Bloomberg:
DCG plans to shut down its institutional crypto trading platform TradeBlock, citing the crypto winter and regulatory uncertainties, effective May 31, 2023  —  Digital Currency Group, the digital-asset conglomerate that is negotiating with creditors of its bankrupt lending business …
The Block:
Paradigm appears to have removed crypto and Web3 mentions from its website's home page, as sources say the VC is expanding its focus to “frontier” tech like AI  —  - VC firm Paradigm is taking its crypto-only focus to include “frontier” technologies such as AI, two sources with knowledge of the situation told The Block.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
German newspaper Handelsblatt: a Tesla whistleblower leaked 100GB of data on customer FSD complaints from 2015 to 2022, including 2,400 self-acceleration issues  —  A Tesla whistleblower has leaked 100GB of data to the German outlet Handelsblatt containing thousands of customer complaints …
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Akriti Sharma / Reuters:
Neuralink says the company received US FDA approval to launch its first-in-human clinical study of brain implants and plans to offer more details soon  —  Elon Musk's brain-implant company Neuralink on Thursday said it had received U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval to launch first-in-human clinical study.
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Filing: JPMorgan Chase is working on a ChatGPT-like software service dubbed IndexGPT that uses AI to analyze and select investments tailored to customer needs  —  - JPMorgan Chase is developing a ChatGPT-like software service that leans on a disruptive form of artificial intelligence …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube plans to shut down Stories on June 26, 2023, as the company focuses on other key areas, like Shorts, Community posts, live videos, and its usual content  —  Stories are over — at least on YouTube, that is.  The Google-owned video site announced today that YouTube Stories will be shutting …
WABetaInfo:
A WhatsApp beta on Android suggests the company is working on adding usernames, which may let users chat without sharing their phone numbers  —  WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.23.11.15.  —  What's new in this update?
Stan Schroeder / Mashable:
OpenAI expands its free ChatGPT iOS app, which launched in the US last week, to 11 more countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Nigeria, and South Korea  —  The smart chat assistant is at your service in 11 new markets.  —  OpenAI's ChatGPT app for iOS is available in 11 new markets.
Emily A. Vogels / Pew Research Center:
A survey from March 2023: 58% of US adults have heard of ChatGPT but only 14% have tried the tool themselves; roughly four in ten say ChatGPT is somewhat useful  —  About six-in-ten U.S. adults (58%) are familiar with ChatGPT, though relatively few have tried it themselves, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter launches API Pro, a $5,000/month tier offering access to full archive search endpoints and the ability to fetch 1M tweets and post 300K tweets monthly  —  Twitter announced a new API tier today called Twitter API Pro for startups that costs $5,000 per month.

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