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February 22, 2024, 4:20 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q4 revenue up 265% YoY to $22.1B, vs. $20.62B est., Data Center revenue up 409% to $18.4B, Q1 revenue forecast above estimates; NVDA jumps 10%+  —  - Nvidia reported earnings after the bell that beat Wall Street expectations for earnings and sales, and said revenue during …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Researchers warn that hackers are exploiting ConnectWise's remote access tool via a flaw “embarrassingly easy” to exploit; ConnectWise has confirmed the attacks  —  “I can't sugarcoat it — this shit is bad," said Huntress' CEO  —  Security experts are warning that a high-risk vulnerability …
Washington Post:
Leaked files offer a detailed look at a Chinese state-linked hacking group carrying out cyber intrusions against governments, companies, and infrastructure  —  A trove of leaked documents from a Chinese state-linked hacking group shows that Beijing's intelligence and military groups are carrying …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
The US FDA warns the agency has not “authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring” that claims to measure blood glucose levels non-invasively  —  The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not want consumers to purchase or use smart watches …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel's Direct Connect announcements: IFS rebranded to Intel Foundry, fab roadmap including 18A-P, 14A, Hybrid Bonding, five nodes in four years, and more  —  5 nodes in 4 years.  This is what Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger promised Intel's customers, investors, and the world at large back in 2021 …
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Emilia David / The Verge:
Google releases Gemma 2B and 7B, open-source AI models that let developers more freely use the research that went into Gemini, its flagship closed-source model  —  Google has released Gemma 2B and 7B, a pair of open-source AI models that let developers use the research that went into its flagship Gemini more freely.
Matt Burgess / Wired:
Apple unveils PQ3, a post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage built on the Kyber algorithm, launching in iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, and macOS 14.4 in March  —  Useful quantum computers aren't a reality—yet.  But in one of the biggest deployments of post-quantum encryption so far, Apple is bringing the technology to iMessage.
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
Google says the company is working to fix Gemini's “inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions”, after some users complained about them  —  Controversy is swirling around Google's generative AI tool Gemini as some users complain that its historical depictions are not accurate.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
BuzzFeed sells Complex, acquired for $300M in 2021, to livestream shopping platform Ntwrk for $108.6M; BuzzFeed plans to lay off 16% of its workforce  —  - The Wall Street Journal reported that BuzzFeed is also looking to possibly sell its social media food brand Tasty.
Lauly Li / Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Google plans to start assembling the Pixel 8 Pro in southern India in Q2 2024, followed by production of the Pixel 8 in northern India in H2 2024  —  Search engine giant joins Apple, Samsung in tapping big South Asian market  —  Google will prepare a production line …
Anna Tong / Reuters:
Over 700 people, including AI experts and executives, sign an open letter calling for more regulation of deepfakes, such as by criminalizing deepfake child porn  —  Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives, including one of the technology's trailblazers Yoshua Bengio …
Reuters:
Sources: Reddit has inked a deal with Google to make its content available for training the search giant's AI models; source: the contract is worth ~$60M a year  —  Social media platform Reddit has struck a deal with Google (GOOGL.O) to make its content available for training …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Walmart's PhonePe debuts its Indus Appstore for consumers, with over 200K apps; the Android app store is available as an app that users will have to sideload  —  Microsoft, Amazon and Meta are among the top brands whose apps are listed on the Indian fintech PhonePe's Indus Appstore …
The Information:
Source: Magic, which recently raised $117M and says its AI coding assistant has a larger context window than rivals', may have made an AI reasoning breakthrough  —  Former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and his investment partner, Daniel Gross, raised eyebrows last week by writing a $100 million check to Magic …

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