March 4, 2024, 2:10 PM

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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal  —  iPhone maker hit by first-ever Brussels fine as competition watchdogs step up scrutiny of Big Tech
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces a new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air with M3, offering an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU, starting at $1,099 or $1,299 and shipping on March 8  —  Apple today announced its next-generation M3 MacBook Air range, in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes.  The new models are available to order today, and will start shipping March 8.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says, after a software update, the M3 14-inch MacBook Pro will be able to drive two external displays with its lid closed, just like the M3 MacBook Airs  —  Apple introduced the M3 MacBook Air with a headlining new feature.  For the first time, the Apple silicon MacBook Air will be able …
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
Hayden Field / CNBC:
Anthropic says Claude 3 outperforms GPT-4 and Gemini Ultra on some benchmarks, and adds multimodal support for photos, charts, docs, and more for the first time  —  - Anthropic on Monday debuted Claude 3, a chatbot and suite of AI models that it calls its fastest and most powerful yet.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
After Elon Musk assured right-wingers like Libs of TikTok that X's anti-trans hate policy wouldn't affect them, X updates it with “where required by local laws”  —  Musk spent the weekend assuring right-wing users that the policy won't affect them.  Now, it's been officially changed.
Financial Times:
Chinese city governments plan to offer “computing vouchers”, worth $140K to $280K, to AI startups, to try to level the playing field with China's tech giants  —  Chinese tech giants are hogging scarce cloud resources to develop generative AI models as US restrictions bite
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Razor and Perch merge and raise $100M at a $1.7B valuation, amid more consolidation in the e-commerce aggregation space, known for buying up Amazon retailers  —  Just days after the bankruptcy of Thrasio, two other significant players in the world of e-commerce aggregators are merging …
More: Bloomberg
The Economic Times:
Indian watchdog MeitY issues an advisory asking developers to seek the government's “explicit permission” before testing or deploying AI models or AI algorithms  —  In its advisory sent late on Friday, the IT ministry has also said that such platforms will have to explicitly seek permission …

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