February 26, 2024, 10:15 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has considered a fitness ring, smart glasses, and adding cameras and more advanced AI to AirPods, but is not actively developing these devices  —  Apple has explored the idea of developing new wearable devices — including a fitness ring, smart glasses and even AirPods with cameras …
Neil Long /
Sources detail their concerns with Apple Arcade, including declining developer payouts, cancelled projects, and its shift to focus on family-friendly games  —  Multiple sources have voiced their concern for Apple Arcade's future, citing a glut of cancelled projects and ever-declining developer payouts.
More: 9to5MacX: @carnage4life, @woelfel, @lewispackwood, @knoebelbroet, and @knoebelbroetLinkedIn: Neil LongForums: r/Games
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm unveils AI Hub, a new library of 75+ pre-optimized AI models, X80 5G modem, and FastConnect 7900, a chip that integrates Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth, and UWB  —  Qualcomm unveiled a suite of AI, 5G, and Wi-Fi devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of Mistral AI, which wants to be the “most capital-efficient company in the world of AI”, as it announces its new open-source AI model Mistral Large  —  Led by 31-year-old CEO Arthur Mensch, Paris-based Mistral believes AI systems can be built more efficiently—and much more cheaply
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Ring at MWC 2024; the device is centered around health and wellness, comes in three colors, and will be available later this year  —  After teasing it (again) yesterday, Samsung has finally shown off the Galaxy Ring in physical form at Mobile World Conference (MWC 2024) and revealed some additional details.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Lenovo demos the ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop concept, with a 17.3-inch MicroLED panel and a built-in drawing tablet  —  The ThinkBook Transparent Display Laptop concept even comes with a built-in drawing tablet.  Lenovo just needs to find something worth seeing on the other side.
Samrhitha Arunasalam / Reuters:
Broadcom sells its end-user computing unit to KKR in a deal valued at about $4B  —  Chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO.O) is selling its business which allows users to access desktops and applications from any device to KKR (KKR.N) in a deal valued at about $4 billion, the private equity firm said on Monday.
Cheyenne MacDonald / Engadget:
Google announces new Android features, including Gemini integration with Messages, AI-powered text summaries for Android Auto, and AI-generated image captions  —  The Android updates announced at MWC also include new accessibility features and casting controls for Spotify.
Paytm Payments Bank reconstitutes its board, as part of which founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who owns a 51% stake in the Paytm unit, steps down  —  Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the founder and majority owner of Paytm Payments Bank, has stepped down from the board of the troubled unit days …

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