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September 10, 2023, 9:45 PM

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Associated Press:
Research: ChatGPT uses an estimated 500ml of water for every five to 50 prompts; Microsoft disclosed the company's water use spiked 34% YoY in 2022, Google 20%  —  The cost of building an artificial intelligence product like ChatGPT can be hard to measure.  But one thing Microsoft-backed OpenAI needed …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An expected high-end iPhone price increase and features like iPhone 15 Pro Max's periscope lens show Apple is getting more aggressive with its premium strategy  —  Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 15 on Tuesday, alongside updated watches and AirPods.  And once again, the company …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Molly White / Web3 is Going Just Great:
Vitalik Buterin's X account was hacked to promote a crypto scam, leading to an estimated $650K+ of assets being stolen; the tweet was deleted within 20 minutes  —  The Twitter account belonging to Vitalik Buterin, inventor and effective leader of the Ethereum project, was hacked to promote a crypto scam.
Walter Isaacson / CNBC:
Michael S. Rosenwald / Washington Post:
Dennis Austin, PowerPoint's principal developer who continued to lead the presentation software's team until he retired in 1996, died on September 1 at age 76  —  The program was the digital successor of the overhead projector.  It became one of the most ubiquitous and scorned programs of modern office life.
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
How Meta and Google held back their tech to recognize unknown people's faces due to privacy worries, opening the door for startups like Clearview AI and PimEyes  —  Engineers at the tech giants built tools years ago that could put a name to any face but, for once, Silicon Valley did not want to move fast and break things.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Instacart plans to target its IPO at roughly $8.6B to $9.3B valuation, well below the $39B valuation the company had in March 2021  —  The grocery-delivery company aims for $8.6 billion to $9.3 billion, down from $39 billion in 2021.

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