March 11, 2024, 5:55 AM

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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
Washington Post:
A look at the challenges of academic AI research, as costs to develop generative AI models grow rapidly and tech companies' salaries drain academia of talent  —  With eye-popping salaries and access to costly computing power, AI companies are draining academia of talent
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at the design options Apple considered for its car, including one by Jony Ive that resembled a modern reincarnation of the 1950s Volkswagen microbus  —  The Apple car was a case study in what happens when corporate indecision, technological challenges and market realities combine …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Influencers on Facebook, Instagram, Discord, Reddit, and TikTok are promoting Chinese ecommerce sites like Pandabuy, known for knockoffs, using affiliate links  —  Influencers on TikTok and Reddit earn a cut of the counterfeit goods trade by promoting high-quality “replicas” sourced from ecommerce sites in China.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with ex-PlayStation boss Shawn Layden about his support for Web3 gaming company Readygg, blockchain games, mass layoffs, AI, controlling costs, and more  —  Shawn Layden used to run Sony Interactive Entertainment's Worldwide Studios, a position that gave him unique insight into the whole industry and triple-A games.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Q&A with Claire Leibowicz, the head of the AI and media integrity program at the Partnership on AI, on male domination in the industry, responsible AI, and more  —  To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
Roku faces a backlash after appearing to lock the 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 …

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