March 5, 2024, 9:00 AM

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Financial Times:
As Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, and Microsoft comply with the EU DMA ahead of March 7, experts are skeptical the rules will have the desired effect  —  This week is the deadline for large online platforms to comply with new EU regulations on competition.  Too little too late, say some
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets users edit DMs up to 15 minutes after sending, pin up to three messaging threads to the top of their inbox, and save their favorite stickers  —  Instagram announced today that it's rolling out the ability for users to edit their direct messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says that after a software update the M3 14-inch MacBook Pro will be able to drive two external monitors when its lid is closed, like the M3 Air can  —  Apple introduced the M3 MacBook Air with a headlining new feature.  For the first time, the Apple silicon MacBook Air will be able to simultaneously drive two external monitors.
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Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Nothing debuts the 6.7" Phone (2a), its first budget phone, with a 5,000mAh battery and MediaTek chip, starting at £319 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage  —  Budget phones tend to be pretty forgettable, but the Nothing Phone 2A isn't your average budget phone — that much is obvious just looking at it.
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's former CEO, CFO, legal chief, and general counsel sue Elon Musk over allegedly $128M+ in unpaid severance and Musk's claim he had cause to fire them  —  Former CEO, CFO, legal chief, and general counsel dispute Musk's claim he had cause to fire them
Emilia David / The Verge:
OpenAI updates ChatGPT with a Read Aloud feature that auto-detects 37 languages and reads GPT-4 and GPT-3.5 responses out loud on the web, Android, and iOS  —  OpenAI's new Read Aloud feature for ChatGPT could come in handy when users are on the go by reading its responses in one of five voice options out loud to users.
X's audio and video calls, which are on by default, are peer-to-peer, revealing users' IP addresses to each other unless they toggle an enhanced privacy setting  —  The new X calling feature can hurt your privacy  —  In his quest to turn a simple and functioning Twitter app into X …
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Lawrence Bonk / Engadget:
Google's March Pixel updates include a Hello button to let Google Assistant screen calls, Circle to Search on Pixel 7, and 10-bit HDR video uploads to Instagram  —  Google Assistant will speak on your behalf to find out why someone is blowing up your spot.  —  Google just announced …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
At an event, Sergey Brin said Google “definitely messed up” Gemini's image generation launch and it's “not our intention” to have it leaning left in many cases  —  - Google's Sergey Brin spoke to a roomful of entrepreneurs over the weekend at the “AGI House” in Hillsborough, California.
Financial Times:
UK digital bank Monzo raised $430M led by Alphabet's CapitalG at a $5B valuation, up from $4.5B in December 2021, and plans to use funds to expand in the US  —  London-based digital bank raised $430mn from investors including CapitalG and HongShan  —  Monzo has secured a fresh round …

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