February 29, 2024, 6:30 AM

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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 …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US SEC sent a subpoena to OpenAI in December 2023, seeking internal records, after the board's decision in November 2023 to fire Sam Altman as CEO  —  Regulator is examining internal communications of CEO Sam Altman, after board last year temporarily ousted him for alleged lack of candor
Coinbase says all services on its website have been restored after a “display issue” on February 28 caused some users to see a zero balance in their account  —  Coinbase Global (COIN.O) said on Wednesday that all services on its website have been restored after an issue earlier …
New York Times:
Sources detail Apple's $10B+ car project: years of disagreements over building a self-driving car or just an EV, talks with Elon Musk on buying Tesla, and more  —  Internal disagreements over the direction of the Apple car led the effort to sputter for years before it was canceled this week.
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
Gemini agrees to return the $1B+ owed to customers and pay a $37M fine in a settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services related to Gemini Earn  —  The New York Department of Financial Services on Wednesday announced a settlement with Gemini, the crypto firm founded by the Winklevoss twins …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Tim Cook says Apple will “break new ground” in generative AI this year; Apple shareholders reject a request for a report into whether Apple uses AI ethically  —  - Shareholders approve recommendations for board, executive pay  — Longtime directors Al Gore and James Bell officially step down
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposes subjecting carmakers to the Safe Connections Act to protect domestic abuse survivors from misuse of internet car systems  —  The chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a potential new rule that would subject automakers …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and Nvidia release free code-generating AI models StarCoder2-3B/7B/15B, the first two of which can run on most modern consumer GPUs  —  Developers are adopting AI-powered code generators — services like GitHub Copilot and Amazon CodeWhisperer …
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 …
Shivam Patel / Reuters:
India approves setting up three chipmaking units worth $15.2B from companies including India's Tata Group and Japan's Renesas  —  India on Thursday approved setting up three chipmaking units worth 1.26 trillion rupees ($15.2 billion) from firms including India's Tata Group and Japan's Renesas …
Amrita Khalid / The Verge:
X adds a feature that lets Spaces hosts enable live video when they create a new session, available on iOS  —  Spaces, the live audio feature for X, is now letting hosts turn on their video during chat sessions.  The platform formerly known as Twitter announced the news on Wednesday …
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Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Snowflake says that CEO Frank Slootman is retiring, and reports Q4 revenue up 32% YoY to $774.7M and Q1 product revenue guidance below est.; SNOW drops 20%+  —  - Snowflake said CEO Frank Slootman, who took the company public in 2020, is retiring.  — The stock dropped in extended trading.
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.
Jon Swartz / MarketWatch:
Salesforce reports Q4 revenue up 11% YoY to $9.29B, vs. $9.2B est., FY 2025 revenue guidance below est., and announces a $10B increase in its share buyback plan  —  Software giant also announces dividend, share buyback  —  Salesforce Inc.'s stock initially slipped 4% in after-hours trading Wednesday …

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