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February 26, 2024, 3:45 PM

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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.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
Microsoft takes a minor stake in Mistral and plans to help bring the Paris-based startup's AI models to market, as regulators probe Microsoft's OpenAI alliance  —  Tech giant unveils partnership with French AI start-up as regulators probe $13bn alliance with ChatGPT maker
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU is asking developers about the impact of Apple's decision to disable PWAs in the EU, seen as a precursor to a formal investigation into the company  —  Competition regulators in Brussels send questions to developers over iPhone maker's decision  —  The EU has taken the first steps towards …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung unveils the Galaxy Ring at MWC 2024; the device will be centered around health and wellness, come in three colors, and be available later in 2024  —  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.
Bloomberg:
During oral arguments, justices seemed reluctant to completely strike down Texas and Florida social media laws but worried about impacts to companies' 1A rights  —  - Justices wary of entirely striking down Texas, Florida laws  — But court voices concern about impact on company speech rights
Washington Post:
Tom Gerken / BBC:
Meta outlines its strategy to combat generative AI misuse ahead of the European elections in June 2024, 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.
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 unveils new Android features: Gemini integrated in Messages, AI-powered text summaries in Android Auto, AI-generated image captions in Lookout, and more  —  The Android updates announced at MWC also include new accessibility features and casting controls for Spotify.
Samrhitha Arunasalam / Reuters:
Broadcom sells its end-user computing unit to KKR in a deal valued at ~$4B, as part of its efforts to simplify its business after acquiring VMware in 2023  —  Chipmaker Broadcom (AVGO.O) is selling its business which allows users to access desktops and applications from any device to KKR …
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.
Tatum Hunter / Washington Post:
How AI is changing the adult entertainment industry, raising concerns about performers' compensation and rights to their likeness, abuse prevention, and more  —  AI will change adult entertainment forever.  The risks — for sex workers and the rest of us — are profound.

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