September 25, 2023, 11:05 PM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
OpenAI updates ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise to let users prompt the tool using voice commands or by uploading an image, coming to all users “soon after”  —  Most of OpenAI's changes to ChatGPT involve what the AI-powered bot can do: questions it can answer, information it can access, improved underlying models.
Amrita Khalid / The Verge:
Spotify partners with OpenAI to debut an AI translation feature that reproduces podcasts in other languages using a synthesized version of the podcaster's voice  —  What if podcasters could flip a switch and instantly speak another language?  That's the premise behind Spotify's …
Financial Times:
Amazon plans to invest $1.25B in Anthropic for a minority stake, with an option to increase the total to $4B; Anthropic plans to use AWS and Amazon's AI chips  —  Amazon Web Services lures Claude chatbot maker, which was valued at nearly $5bn earlier this year
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Financial Times:
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission plans to publish a list of crypto exchange license applicants in the wake of the JPEX crypto exchange probe  —  Police are investigating allegations of fraud in connection with the trading platform  —  The teal-and-white advertisements …
Kyle Wiens / iFixit News:
iPhone 15 Pro Max teardown: a redesigned frame helps with replacing the back glass, a tetraprism periscope lens, software lockdown makes repairs hard, and more  —  Repairable design undermined by parts-pairing DRM  —  iPhone 15 is here, and it boasts a new charge port, titanium frame, a periscope, and a new pro-repair design.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder rolls out Tinder Select, a $500/month tier with perks like a SELECT profile badge and the ability to DM others up to twice a week without matching first  —  Tinder has rolled out its promised high-end membership, a pricey $499 per month subscription dubbed “Tinder Select,” …
Memos: Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith is stepping down on December 4 and retiring on January 2, set to be replaced by Amazon SVP of Devices and Services Dave Limp  —  KEY POINTS  — Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will replace CEO Bob Smith with outgoing Amazon exec Dave Limp, CNBC has learned.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Getty partners with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a tool trained on Getty's licensed photos that lets users create legally protected images  —  Getty Images is partnering with Nvidia to launch Generative AI by Getty Images, a new tool that lets people create images using Getty's library of licensed photos.
Sidhartha Shukla / Bloomberg:
DeFi project Mixin Network suspends deposits and withdrawals after a hack involving $200M in crypto assets; SlowMist says Mixin's cloud provider was compromised  —  - Compromise in cloud service provider's database led to breach  — Project expected to give details in a livestream later today
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Reddit launches a Contributor Program that pays verified users monthly based on the karma earned and the gold received for “eligible contributions” on the site  —  Reddit is going to let users spin Reddit gold into real money as part of its new “Contributor Program,” the company announced on Monday.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Google plans to discontinue Gmail's Basic HTML version in January 2024, saying the view does not include “full Gmail feature functionality”  —  The blind think this is not a visionary decision  —  Google will discontinue the Basic HTML version of its Gmail service in January 2024.

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