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July 23, 2023, 1:55 PM

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Reuters:
Elon Musk tweets “And soon we shall bid adieu to the twitter brand” and “If a good enough X logo is posted tonight, we'll make go live worldwide tomorrow”  —  Elon Musk said on Sunday he was looking to change Twitter's logo, tweeting: “And soon we shall bid adieu …
Katherine Alejandra Cross / Wired:
Reddit and Bluesky are contrasting examples on how not to moderate, one centralizing in the worst way possible and the other decentralizing catastrophically  —  Moderating a site isn't easy—just ask Elon.  But Bluesky and Reddit are contrasting examples of how not to do it.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Why the Vision Pro app store may get more traction than the Apple Watch or TV app stores did, despite the headset's small user base for the first few years  —  Third-party apps will be crucial to the success of the Vision Pro, but the pricey and niche nature of the device means that developers may not quickly flock to it.
Brian Merchant / Los Angeles Times:
Studio executives embraced Silicon Valley's magical thinking of hypergrowth and disruption for the past 10 years, only to slash worker pay as the boom times end  —  In one respect, the actors and writers of Hollywood uniting on the picket lines in a historic, industry-shaking strike is a tale as old as time …
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
Wiz researchers: the compromised MSA signing key could have given Chinese hackers access beyond Outlook.com and Exchange Online; Microsoft disputes the report  —  Microsoft is disputing a new report that claims hackers may have had access to more parts of victims' systems than previously known …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
An analysis of eight AI commitments made by OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta, Google, Amazon, Anthropic, and Inflection to the White House, and their potential impact  —  Seven leading A.I. companies made eight promises about what they'll do with their technology.  Our columnist sizes up their potential impact.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Profiles of eight former Google research scientists who co-authored the pioneering AI paper “Attention Is All You Need” that paved the way for the rise of LLMs  —  Their paper paved the way for the rise of large language models.  But all have since left the Silicon Valley giant
Michael Kan / PCMag:
Twitter sets “daily limits” on the number of direct messages that accounts without Twitter Blue can send, as part of changes to reduce spam in DMs  —  It looks like Elon Musk really wants users to pay for Twitter Blue. … In another controversial change, Twitter will restrict …
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
A US AT&T call center worker details working with an AI tool that transcribes calls and offers technical solutions, and wonders “am I training my replacement?”  —  To many people, chatbots and other technology feel like a ticking time bomb, sure to explode their work.
Stephen Clark / Ars Technica:
Amazon plans to start Kuiper satellite production in Washington in the next six months, hoping to build and launch ~80 satellites per month within a few years  —  Amazon unveils satellite facility in Florida, may switch prototype launch to Atlas V  —  Within a few years …

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