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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 / Mobilegamer.biz:
Sources detail their concerns with Apple Arcade, including declining developer payouts, cancelled projects, and its shift to focus on family-friendly games  —  Multiple mobilegamer.biz sources have voiced their concern for Apple Arcade's future, citing a glut of cancelled projects and ever-declining developer payouts.
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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.
TechCrunch:
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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