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June 13, 2023, 5:10 PM

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The Verge:
Staff memo: Reddit's CEO says “like all blowups on Reddit, this one will pass”, new moderation tools are vital, wearing Reddit gear in public is risky, and more  —  In an internal memo sent Monday afternoon to Reddit staff, CEO Steve Huffman addressed the recent blowback directed at the company …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Over 300 subreddits, including r/aww, r/music, and r/videos, plan to extend their protests indefinitely; 8,400+ have now gone private or into a restricted mode  —  / ‘More is needed for Reddit to act.’  —  Moderators of many Reddit communities are pledging to keep their subreddits private or restricted indefinitely.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Reddit's API pricing changes stem from LLMs driving up the value of the site's data, an upcoming IPO, and third-party apps generating no revenue for the company  —  As it moves to shut down third-party apps, the site's self-governing ethos comes back to haunt it  —  I.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
London-based AI video generation startup Synthesia raised a $90M Series C at a $1B valuation led by Accel; Nvidia, Kleiner Perkins, GV, and others also invested  —  - Artificial intelligence-based video generation platform Synthesia has raised $90 million from investors, the company told CNBC exclusively.
Mark Savage / BBC:
Paul McCartney says a sound editor used AI to “extricate” John Lennon's voice from an old demo to create “the final Beatles record”, slated for release in 2023  —  Sir Paul McCartney says he has employed artificial intelligence to help create what he calls “the final Beatles record”.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Paris-based Mistral AI raised a €105M seed led by Lightspeed, sources say at a €240M valuation, to rival OpenAI and plans to release its first AI models in 2024  —  AI is well and truly off to the races: a startup that is only four weeks old has picked up a $113 million round …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
The SDNY releases documents showing a former SEC director suggested ether and bitcoin were not securities in 2018, which crypto advocates say undermines the SEC  —  - Certain documents related to former SEC director William Hinman have been released in the SEC's lawsuit against Ripple Labs.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
YouTube lowers its Partner Program monetization requirements, including creators needing 500 subscribers, not 1,000, and just 3K watch hours or 3M Shorts views  —  YouTube is lowering the requirements for creators to get access to monetization tools under the YouTube Partner Program (YPP).
Wall Street Journal:
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Reuters:
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google rolls out its June 2023 Pixel update, adding new safety features, a hands-free photo capture gesture, Pixel Watch oxygen saturation monitoring, and more  —  Google announced the June Pixel Drop today with features like the ability to schedule a safety check with Google Assistant …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
The developer of Damus, a Nostr-based social media app, says Apple has threatened to delist it from the App Store if it doesn't remove a bitcoin tipping feature  —  - Apple has warned the Nostr-based Damus app to comply with its guidelines or face removal within 14 days.
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Meta details I-JEPA, a computer vision model that uses common sense world knowledge to create more accurate images, avoiding errors like hands with extra digits  —  Artificial intelligence researchers from Meta Platforms Inc. say they're making progress on the vision of its Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun …
More: Reuters, Meta AI, GitHub, and Meta AI
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Sam Kessler / CoinDesk:
Uniswap Labs details Uniswap v4, the next version of the decentralized exchange, and asks for feedback; Uniswap v3 launched in 2021 and has processed over $1T  —  The biggest decentralized crypto exchange is opening its development process to the public for the first time as the SEC cracks down on its centralized competitors.
Hassan Mujtaba / Wccftech:
AMD unveils its EPYC Bergamo CPUs, offering up to 128 Zen 4C cores for cloud-native servers and data center platforms  —  AMD's EPYC Bergamo CPUs break official ground today, offering up to 128 Zen 4C cores to cloud and data center servers.  The Bergamo chips are designed to offer higher density in an efficient chip package.
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix is in talks to livestream its first sporting event, a golf tournament with Full Swing professional golfers and Formula One drivers, this fall  —  Tournament to include celebrities from Formula One series ‘Drive to Survive’ and golf program ‘Full Swing’
Financial Times:
A look at the global network of subsea internet cables, dominated by companies from France, the US, and Japan, as China circumvents US curbs on laying cables  —  Nearly 1.4mn kilometres of metal-encased fibre criss-crosses the world's oceans, speeding internet traffic seamlessly around the globe.

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