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March 10, 2024, 1:30 AM

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Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
Roku faces a backlash after it appears to lock devices of users who don't agree to its new Dispute Resolution Terms, asking them to write a letter to opt out  —  Users are opted in automatically unless they write a letter to Roku by March 21.  —  Roku customers are threatening to stop using …
Steve Nadis / Quanta Magazine:
In two recent papers, researchers detail a new breakthrough to speed up matrix multiplication, potentially leading to savings in computational power and money  —  By eliminating a hidden inefficiency, computer scientists have come up with a new way to multiply large matrices that's faster than ever.
Sophia Cai / Axios:
A look at Trump's TikTok flip-flop, as he recognizes the app's appeal to younger voters and repairs his relation with ByteDance investor and GOP donor Jeff Yass  —  I don't want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better.  They are a true Enemy of the People!"  Trump posted on Truth Social Thursday.
Lindsay Clark / The Register:
Palantir wins a US Army contract worth $178.4M to provide battlefield AI systems for the TITAN ground station, the Army's first “AI-defined vehicle”  —  US spy-tech firm at center of UK health data systems applies its technology to altogether different ends
Wall Street Journal:
Source: ex-Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has approached ByteDance to express interest in buying TikTok and floated the idea of partnering to Sam Altman and others  —  Legislation forcing a sale or shutdown of the popular app has rekindled interest in possible deal
Nikou Asgari / Financial Times:
eToro CEO Yoni Assia says he's “exploring the right timing” for an NY or London IPO, as the Tel Aviv-based multi-asset trading platform seeks a $3.5B+ valuation  —  Chief executive says firm also looking at London listing, but adds US could connect it to more potential investors
Dominic-Madori Davis / TechCrunch:
Sources: JP Morgan is frustrated with Techstars over missteps in deploying the JPMorgan-backed $80M fund, aimed at helping underrepresented founders, since 2022  —  Insiders say the relationship began to sour almost immediately  —  During a Zoom meeting with her senior leaders last summer …
Associated Press:
A profile of Chinese private hacking contractor I-Soon, as leaked documents show shady business practices, worker disgruntlement, poor security protocols, more  —  The hotel was spacious.  It was upscale.  It had a karaoke bar.  The perfect venue, the CEO of the Chinese hacking company thought …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Epic says Apple has reinstated its developer account, clearing the way for its Epic Games Store in the EU; Tim Sweeney says the move followed a swift EU inquiry  —  After a whirlwind of events, Epic Games says Apple has reinstated their App Store developer account.

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