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March 1, 2024, 10:20 PM

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Candace Cheung / Courthouse News Service:
Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman, accusing them of betraying OpenAI's founding agreement to develop an AGI for the “benefit of humanity” rather than profit  —  OpenAI is not so open now, Musk claims, following the closed source release of the company's artificial general intelligence technology under Microsoft.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
After criticism, Apple says iOS 17.4 won't stop supporting Home Screen web apps in the EU and they will still be built on WebKit and its security architecture  —  Last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 would remove support for Home Screen web apps in the European Union.
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to make its Threads API broadly available to developers by June 2024 and is currently testing it with some partners, including Techmeme and Hootsuite  —  Meta-owned social network Threads said today that it will make its API broadly available to developers by June.
Steven Levy / Wired:
An interview with Groq's CEO about its AI chips that let chatbots answer queries almost instantly, its cease and desist to X.ai over Groq's trademark, and more  —  AI chips from startup Groq allow chatbots to answer queries almost instantly.  That could open up whole new use cases for generative AI helpers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches the Audiobooks Access Tier, which lets free US users stream 15 hours of audiobooks from its 200K+ catalog every month for $9.99 per month  —  After adding 15 hours of free audiobooks listening to its subscription plan late last year, Spotify today is introducing …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
California's regulator approves Waymo's proposal to expand its fared driverless robotaxi services to parts of Los Angeles, the San Francisco Peninsula, and more  —  Waymo received approval Friday afternoon from the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a commercial robotaxi service …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google confirms it is blocking rooted Android phones from using RCS, citing the need to abide by the RCS standard's “operating measures” to stop spam and abuse  —  In recent weeks, Android users with rooted or bootloader unlocked phones have found that RCS in Google Messages does not work.
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Bloomberg:
Meta plans to deprecate the Facebook News tab in the US and Australia in early April 2024 and stop signing deals for traditional news content in those countries  —  Meta Platforms Inc. is winding down its news feature in the US and Australia, part of a broader shift away from the category for the social media giant.

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