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June 11, 2023, 9:15 PM

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Wes Davis / The Verge:
Reddark: thousands of subreddits are going dark in protest after Reddit CEO Steve Huffman's remarks on API changes in an AMA on June 9  —  The version of Reddit we'll see over the next few days may be a shell of itself.  More than 100 subreddits have already gone dark …
Dan Primack / Axios:
a16z to open a crypto-focused London office and is leading a $43M investment in UK-based Gensyn, which offers a decentralized compute network for training AI  —  America's largest investor in crypto startups believes that the industry's future may be across the pond, and is opening …
Platformer:
Sources: Twitter is refusing to pay its Google Cloud bills as its contract ends on June 30, and is now planning to move off the platform altogether  —  Musk won't pay his Google Cloud bill — and the company's trust and safety systems are hanging in the balance
Matthias Bastian / THE DECODER:
Meta launches MusicGen, an open-source AI model that can generate short pieces of music using text prompts that can optionally be aligned to an existing melody  —  Meta's MusicGen can generate short new pieces of music based on text prompts, which can optionally be aligned to an existing melody.
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
Nigeria's SEC orders that Binance halt operations in the country, deeming them illegal as the local unit is “neither registered nor regulated by the Commission”  —  The order against Binance Nigeria Limited follows U.S. SEC allegations that the exchange had violated federal securities laws.
Sarah Kessler / New York Times:
Researchers of tech change and employment disagree on how many jobs AI will affect; one tricky factor is primarily tasks, not occupations, are being automated  —  The tally of how many jobs will be “affected by” world-changing technology is different depending on who you ask.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will bring select games on PC Game Pass to Nvidia's GeForce Now in the coming months, letting subs stream games with RTX 4080 levels of performance  —  Microsoft is planning to bring PC Game Pass titles to Nvidia's GeForce Now streaming service.  Sarah Bond, head of Xbox creator experience …

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