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March 12, 2024, 6:45 AM

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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google, Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft release Speedometer 3.0, a benchmark to “create a shared understanding of web performance”, after Speedometer 2.0 in 2018  —  Speedometer has long been Google's preferred benchmark, previously noting how it's the “most reflective of the real world” when comparing JavaScript performance.
The SP Android:
Analysis: TikTok app code shows a separate TikTok Photos app, a potential Instagram rival that syncs with the main app and may launch “soon” on iOS and Android  —  Tiktok has dominated the short form video market from a long time and other platform like Instagram and YouTube copied …
Pew Research Center:
A survey of US teens: 38% say they spend too much time on their phone, vs. 27% for too much social media; girls are more likely to report too much phone time  —  Most teens at least sometimes feel happy and peaceful when they don't have their phone, but 44% say this makes them anxious.
Matt Burgess / Wired:
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
A profile of several AI “doomers”, including AI Impacts researcher Katja Grace, and “effective accelerationists”, as both make arguments about the future of AI  —  Some people think machine intelligence will transform humanity for the better.  Others fear it may destroy us.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Airbnb will no longer let hosts use indoor security cameras, starting April 30, citing renters' privacy; previously, cameras in common areas had been allowed  —  Airbnb will no longer allow hosts to use indoor security cameras, regardless of where they're placed or what they're used for.
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Sources: Apple is testing an AI-powered ad tool that automatically decides where to place ads within the App Store, similar to Google's Performance Max ad tool  —  - Apple is testing a new AI-powered tool for optimizing App Store ad campaigns.  — The tool mimics Google's Performance Max …
Forbes:
A profile of Ryan Breslow, the founder of Bolt, whose $355M Series E in 2022 set off 18 months of acrimonious lawsuits and a showdown with early backer Activant  —  The Silicon Valley wunderkind rode his fintech unicorn Bolt to the bank.  Then came the lawsuits and money squabbles …

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