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February 28, 2024, 4:30 PM

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Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Memo: Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls Gemini's problematic responses around race “completely unacceptable” and vows to make structural changes to fix the problem  —  The Scoop  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the company's Gemini controversy Tuesday evening …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google included a technical fix to reduce bias in Gemini's image generation outputs, but didn't anticipate the overcorrection and wasn't transparent  —  Google tried using a technical fix to reduce bias in a feature that generates realistic-looking images of people.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
President Biden signs an EO that aims to limit the mass-sale of Americans' personal data like geolocation to “countries of concern”, including China and Russia  —  The bulk sale of geolocation, genomic, financial and health data will be off-limits to “countries of concern.”
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Vision Pro demand is higher than Apple originally expected, with US shipments expected to hit 200-250k units this year; return rates are now below 1%  —  Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Vision Pro demand is higher than Apple originally expected, with US shipments expected to hit 200-250k units this year.
Mehtab Ansari / Smartprix:
Alleged renders of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 6 show a boxy frame, flat sides, and dimensions that make it slightly shorter and wider than its predecessor  —  The Galaxy Z Fold 6, leaks and rumors about the device have been floating around for a while now and yesterday we reported …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Tim Cook says Apple will “break new ground” on generative AI this year; Apple shareholders reject a request for report into whether Apple is using AI ethically  —  - Shareholders approve recommendations for board, executive pay  — Longtime directors Al Gore and James Bell officially step down
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Samsung launches 36GB 12H HBM3E DRAM for AI, slated for mass production in H1 2024, with 50%+ more peak bandwidth and capacity compared to its previous HBM gen  —  Samsung announced late on Monday the completion of the development of its 12-Hi 36 GB HBM3E memory stacks …
Dara Kerr / NPR:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tells a reporter, who is looking into his Hawaii land acquisition, that he knows where she is staying and her personal details  —  WAIMEA, Hawaii — A life-size bronze statue of a cowboy sits at the center of Waimea.  The cowboy is riding a horse, lasso in hand, pursuing a wild bull.
Byron Tau / Wired:
A look at some government contractors that are helping US intelligence agencies and others use targeted mobile ads to track down people  —  Meet the guy who taught US intelligence agencies how to make the most of the ad tech ecosystem, “the largest information-gathering enterprise ever conceived by man.”
Helene Braun / CoinDesk:
Coinbase is investigating an issue causing some users to see a zero balance across their accounts, after BTC topped $60K for the first time since November 2021  —  Multiple users of Coinbase's U.S. platform said on Wednesday that their account balances were wiped out.  —  10 Years of Decentralizing the Future
Angel Au-Yeung / Wall Street Journal:
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Adobe unveils Project Music GenAI Control, a platform that can generate audio from text descriptions or a reference melody and let users customize the results  —  There's plenty of GenAI-powered music editing and creation tools out there, but Adobe wants to put its own spin on the concept.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thrasio, which raised $3B+ in equity and debt to acquire third-party Amazon sellers, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and secures $90M in emergency funding  —  Thrasio, the U.S. start-up that raised billions of dollars and popularized the concept of e-commerce aggregation …
Financial Times:
Sources: Nigeria detains two senior Binance executives who flew to the country following its decision last week to ban several crypto trading websites  —  African state steps up pressure on exchanges as it tries to halt speculation on naira  —  Two senior executives at Binance have been detained …
Alex Koller / CNBC:
EA plans to cut 5% of its workforce, part of a plan that includes reducing office space and sunsetting some games; EA employed 13,400 workers as of March 2023  —  - EA announced Wednesday that it will cut 5% of its workforce.  — The video game company employed 13,400 workers as of the end …
Caitlin Ostroff / Wall Street Journal:
Memo: SBF's lawyers suggest a short sentence of five to six years in prison, citing medical conditions, including autism, and his philanthropic giving  —  Lawyers for the FTX founder say he wasn't motivated by greed but by a desire to better the world through philanthropic giving
Financial Times:
A detailed look at the modern chip manufacturing process, involving more than a thousand precisely controlled steps to create a single integrated circuit  —  After coming up against the limits of physics, scientists are rethinking chip architecture like never before
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Telegram launches an ad revenue sharing system for channel owners in nearly 100 countries, with a 50/50 split with channel owners, paid out in toncoin  —  - Telegram is introducing ad revenue sharing and will pay out rewards using toncoin on the TON blockchain.  — It will be splitting ad revenue 50:50 with channel owners.
Christopher Zara / Fast Company:

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