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February 26, 2024, 11:17 AM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Mistral AI releases Mistral Large, a cheaper GPT-4 rival that supports 32K-token context windows, and Le Chat, a ChatGPT-like chat assistant in public beta  —  Paris-based AI startup Mistral AI is gradually building an alternative to OpenAI and Anthropic as its latest announcement shows.
Financial Times:
As regulators probe Microsoft's OpenAI alliance, Microsoft takes a minor stake in Mistral and plans to help bring the Paris-based startup's AI models to market  —  Tech giant unveils partnership with French AI start-up, as regulators probe $13bn alliance with ChatGPT maker
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.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU is asking developers about the impact of Apple's decision to disable PWAs in the EU, which could be a precursor towards an in-depth probe  —  Competition regulators in Brussels send questions to developers over iPhone maker's decision  —  The EU has taken the first steps towards …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm unveils AI Hub, a library of 75+ pre-optimized AI models, the 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.
Neil Long / Mobilegamer.biz:
Sources detail their concerns with Apple Arcade: declining developer payouts, cancelled projects, a shift to only greenlighting family-friendly games, and more  —  Multiple mobilegamer.biz sources have voiced their concern for Apple Arcade's future, citing a glut of cancelled projects and ever-declining developer payouts.
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.
Tom Gerken / BBC:
Meta outlines its strategy to combat the misuse of generative AI ahead of the European elections in June, including setting up an EU-specific operations center  —  Facebook and Instagram owner Meta says it will form a team to tackle deceptive artificial intelligence (AI) content in the upcoming EU elections in June.
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.
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
South Korea's SK Telecom partners with Perplexity to access its proprietary models and to offer Perplexity's paid version of its AI-based search engine for free  —  SK Telecom, South Korea's largest telco, is partnering with U.S. AI startup Perplexity to offer the artificial intelligence-based search engine …

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