November 28, 2023, 10:00 PM

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Karen Weise / New York Times:
Amazon launches Amazon Q, a workplace-focused AI assistant that starts at $20/user/month and competes with ChatGPT Enterprise, Microsoft's Copilot, and others  —  Amazon has been racing to shake off the perception that it is lagging in the push to take advantage of artificial intelligence.
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AWS unveils Graviton4, with 50% more cores, 75% more memory bandwidth, and up to 30% more performance than Graviton3, and Trainium2 for up to 4x faster training  —  AWS Graviton4 is the most powerful and energy-efficient AWS processor to date for a broad range of cloud workloads
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple plans to exit its Goldman Sachs contract in 12 to 15 months, ending their consumer partnership, including for credit card and savings accounts  —  Tech giant proposed exiting contract in about 12-to-15 months  —  Apple is pulling the plug on its credit-card partnership with Goldman Sachs …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Music Replay, which lets users look back at their listening history like top songs and artists in 2023, arrives but is still no match for Spotify Wrapped  —  Apple's year-end review and answer to Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay, has arrived, but it's still no match for Spotify's personalized look back at your year in music.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
In a now-deleted Nov. 28 tweet and on Nov. 20, Elon Musk boosted the debunked Pizzagate conspiracy theory that led a man to fire an AR-15 in a DC eatery in 2016  —  The far-right theory motivated a gunman to fire multiple rounds inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in 2016.
Rest of World:
A look at Foxconn's struggles to manufacture the iPhone 15 in India, contending with language barriers, labor disputes, regulatory hurdles, and more  —  Chinese engineers are flying to India to train the next generation of iPhone builders.  —  • SUNGUVARCHATRAM, INDIA
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Ikea announces new smart home sensors: Parasoll, for doors and windows, Vallhorn, for motion, and Badring, for water leakages, on sale in H1 2024 for under $10  —  Ikea's push to democratize the smart home continues with the introduction of three new Zigbee sensors that won't break the bank.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Adalytics: Google ads appear on many compromising sites that make up its Search Partners network; Google attacks Adalytics but says it'll review its findings  —  Adtech report exposes brand safety and ad fraud risks lurking in the Google Search Partners network...
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Pika, which builds AI tools for generating and editing videos, raised $55M, including a $35M Series A led by Lightspeed, after emerging from stealth in May 2023  —  The generative AI hype hasn't died down yet.  —  Case in point, Pika, a startup creating an AI-powered platform to edit …
Jonathan M. Katz / The Atlantic:
Substack and Telegram searches reveal scores of white supremacist, neo-Confederate, and Nazi newsletters on Substack; over 16 displayed overt Nazi symbols  —  The newsletter platform's lax content moderation creates an opening for white nationalists eager to get their message out.
Vitalik Buterin / Vitalik Buterin's website:
An in-depth reflection on Marc Andreessen's “techno-optimist manifesto”: tech is amazing, the high costs of delays, AI and risk, d/acc, centralization, and more  —  Special thanks to Morgan Beller, Juan Benet, Eli Dourado, Sriram Krishnan, Nate Soares, Jaan Tallinn, Vincent Weisser …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Europol, Norway, the US, Ukraine, and other countries arrest members of a ransomware group in Ukraine linked to attacks on organizations in 71 countries  —  In cooperation with Europol and Eurojust, law enforcement agencies from seven nations have arrested in Ukraine the core members …
Justine Calma / The Verge:
Google says a first-of-its-kind geothermal energy project, to power its data centers with clean energy in partnership with Fervo, is up and running in Nevada  —  A first-of-its-kind geothermal project is now up and running in Nevada, where it will help power Google's data centers with clean energy.
Joseph Hoppe / Wall Street Journal:
The UK CMA provisionally finds Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition would likely harm innovation for design software and invites responses ahead of a final decision  —  The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority said it has provisionally found Adobe's planned $20 billion acquisition …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Oxford Internet Institute study of 2M+ people's internet use: no “smoking gun” for widespread mental health harms, opposing the idea that some are more at risk  —  No evidence to support ‘popular ideas that certain groups are more at risk’, according to researchers

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