Techmeme
March 4, 2024, 2:10 PM

Top News

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
More: European Commission, The Verge, Bloomberg, Macworld, CNBC, TechCrunch, Bloomberg, Telegraph, Australian Financial Review, The Guardian, Business Insider, Daily Herald, Washington Post, Axios, Yahoo Finance, Fresno Bee, Global Competition Review, Investopedia, MSPoweruser, LAW.com, Silicon Republic, KnowTechie, Android Authority, Thurrott, Sharecast, NEWS.am, CBS News, Associated Press, Engadget, BNN Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, Supercharged, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, TipRanks Financial, Silicon Canals, Philip Elmer‑DeWitt, Independent.ie, The Independent, Music Ally, Politico, BBC, Tech Xplore, Hollywood Reporter, Proactive, Android Headlines, Livemint, iMore, Semafor, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Business Times, Business Plus, Deadline, TechCentral.ie, Raleigh News & Observer, City A.M., Forbes, Verdict, Invezz, TNW, Investing.com, Business Post, NewsBytes, MacDailyNews, Sky News, Barron's Online, ABC7, Ad Age, Bloomberg Law, and Daily Mail
Apple:
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 …

Sponsor Posts

OVHcloud:
Escape Ingress/Egress Fees  —  Experience seamless multi-cloud solutions without ingress/egress constraints.  Optimize costs and pave the way for a sustainable digital future.
Tribe AI:
Build AI products that matter  —  Tribe AI helps organizations rapidly deploy AI solutions that have real business impact.  We bring together world class AI talent and tooling to drive differentiated results.
Zoho:
Preparing for the EU's NIS2 Directive with Zoho's integrated security solutions stack  —  The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and with it, the threats posed by cybercriminals.
Opal:
Introducing Tadpole: the tiny webcam for laptops  —  With a mirrorless Sony sensor, directional microphone, and tap-to-mute feature, the Tadpole works with both Mac and PC and is the perfect webcam to take with you everywhere.
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Discover the top reporters on AI, VR, policy, and much more  —  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl to identify the most influential and prolific writers on 48 news topics.  Download reports immediately for just $100.
The Logan Bartlett Show:
EP 110: How Eric Glyman (CEO, Ramp) Runs One of The Fastest Growing Startups
A podcast hosted by Logan Bartlett, an investor at Redpoint Ventures, covering tech with industry insiders.
Subscribe to The Logan Bartlett Show!
Techmeme Ride Home:
Fri. 07/19 - The Big CrowdStrike Outage Explained
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 2:10 PM ET, March 4, 2024.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks