January 23, 2024, 2:25 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google announces AI features for Chrome on Mac and Windows: Organize Similar Tabs and custom themes rolling out soon in the US, and Help Me Write in February  —  Google's Chrome web browser is getting an infusion of AI technology in the latest release.  The company announced today it's soon adding …
Netflix buys the exclusive rights to WWE programs like Raw, airing in 2025 in the US, Canada, Latin America, and more; filing: the 10-year deal is worth $5B+  —  - Netflix and TKO Group Holdings said Tuesday that the streaming platform will air the WWE's flagship program Raw starting next year.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
MIT CSAIL study: only 23% of US wages for doing vision tasks would be economically attractive to automate with AI, due to large upfront and operating expenses  —  Will AI automate human jobs, and — if so — which jobs and when?  —  That's the trio of questions a new research study …
Sudip Kar-Gupta / Reuters:
French's CNIL fines Amazon France Logistique €32M for an illegal and “excessively intrusive” surveillance system set up to monitor the performance of its staff  —  French regulator CNIL said on Tuesday it had fined Amazon France Logistique (AMZN.O) 32 million euros ($35 million) …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US FTC orders Intuit to stop promoting its products as “free”, unless they are free for all consumers, after an FTC judge found TurboTax ads were misleading  —  Today, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Intuit to stop promoting its software products and services as …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
A look at Palworld, a Pokémon-like game launched on January 19, which has sold 5M+ copies and is now the most played game on Steam, amid IP infringement claims  —  The Pokémon-like has sold over 5 million copies in the three days since its early access launch.
Ben Sin / XDA Developers:
A review of the $800+ OnePlus 12, launching on February 6: specs that rival the $1,300+ S24 Ultra's, but no AI features and the curved display feels outdated  —  - OnePlus 12: Pricing and Availability  —  The OnePlus Open stole a lot of thunder from the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 last fall …
Sam Kessler / CoinDesk:
A bug in Ethereum's Nethermind client took down ~8% of Ethereum's validators on January 21, raising concerns about Geth, which powers ~85% of ETH validators  —  The lion's share of Ethereum's validators rely on the same piece of software to power their operations.  According to some experts, this could be a big risk.
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
An interview with Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu about the R1's design, collaborating with Teenage Engineering, why he didn't want to make a phone or an app, and more  —  Few people knew who Jesse Lyu was when he posted a video of himself to X, standing in front of a black backdrop in a black T-shirt, holding a bright orange gadget.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Clerk, which helps app developers authenticate and manage users, raised a $30M Series B led by CRV and claims to have ~1,300 paying customers managing 16M users  —  Clerk, a startup creating a suite of embeddable UIs, APIs and admin dashboards that app developers can use to authenticate and manage users …
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
HP says updates that brick printers with third-party cartridges could protect users from embedded viruses, but security experts say such a threat is theoretical  —  “Our long-term objective is to make printing a subscription.”  —  Last Thursday, HP CEO Enrique Lores addressed …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Silverfort, which provides identity threat protection tools, raised a $116M Series D led by Brighton Park Capital, sources say at an “around” $1B valuation  —  Silverfort, the Israeli/U.S. startup, takes an all-in view when it comes to identity security in an organization.

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