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March 14, 2024, 5:55 AM

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Cristiano Lima-Strong / Washington Post:
The US House passes a bipartisan TikTok bill that forces a sale or ban of the app; the legislation faces an uncertain Senate path without a companion measure  —  The swift rebuke shifts attention to the Senate, where the bill faces significant political barriers and constitutional concerns
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John Callaham / Neowin:
Microsoft adds GPT-4 Turbo to the free tier of Copilot, replacing GPT-4; Copilot Pro users still have the option to use GPT-4  —  Microsoft is boosting the performance of its Copilot generative AI chatbot today.  It has been confirmed that all free Copilot users can now access the GPT-4 Turbo large language model from OpenAI.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to release a unified Teams app on Windows 11 later in 2024, letting users switch between multiple tenants and personal or work account types  —  Microsoft is finally creating a single version of Microsoft Teams that will allow you to switch between personal and work accounts easily.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Amazon rolls out a generative AI feature that creates a product page, including a description and images, using information from a seller's external website  —  Sellers on Amazon will soon be able to make product pages with just the copy-and-paste of a link.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Block starts shipping Bitkey, its $150 bitcoin wallet debuted in 2022, with a hardware device, mobile app, recovery tools, and Cash App and Coinbase integration  —  Block, the Jack Dorsey-led payment company, has released its long-in-the-works Bitcoin hardware wallet — but you can't use cryptocurrency to buy it.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube revamps its TV app to make the viewing experience more interactive, giving greater prominence to chapters, comments, and video descriptions  —  YouTube is constantly tinkering with its app design across different platforms and screen sizes, and today, the company shared the latest changes coming to its TV-optimized app.
Dashiell Wood / TechRadar:
Lenovo plans to release the €599+ Legion Tab, an 8.8" Android gaming tablet currently available in China, in the EMEA and other Asian markets later in March  —  It's set to arrive in March  —  Technology manufacturer Lenovo has announced that the Lenovo Legion Tab Android gaming tablet …
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
Sources: Google's Search Generative Experience could cut organic search traffic to publishers by 20% to 60%; Google says estimating the impact is premature  —  Search Generative Experience could upend over 60% of publishers' total organic traffic  —  Google launched its artificial intelligence …
Tim Berners-Lee / World Wide Web Foundation:
On the web's 35th birthday, there are two issues to address: power concentration, which contradicts decentralization, and exploitation of personal data  —  Three and a half decades ago, when I invented the web, its trajectory was impossible to imagine.  There was no roadmap to predict …
Muyao Shen / Bloomberg:
Kaiko: trading volume for the top crypto memecoins reached ~$80B in the past week, the highest since October 2021; total market value of memecoins topped $60B  —  - Dogwifhat fans raises funds to put meme on Las Vegas Sphere  — Total market value of memecoins has surpassed $60 billion
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Waymo plans to debut its Waymo One robotaxi service in LA on March 14, gradually onboarding from a 50K+ waitlist, and in Austin commercially by the end of 2024  —  Waymo will begin offering a robotaxi service to the public in Los Angeles this week and in Austin by the end of the year …
Jonathan Haidt / The Atlantic:
A look at the costs of a smartphone-based childhood, as Gen Z struggles with poor mental health and lags behind previous generations on many important metrics  —  The environment in which kids grow up today is hostile to human development.  —  Something went suddenly and horribly wrong for adolescents in the early 2010s.
Hugo Barra / Hugo's Blog:
A deep dive into Vision Pro by Meta's ex-VP of VR Hugo Barra: the audacity of Apple's hardware decisions, a dull software story, how Meta can respond, and more  —  Friends and colleagues have been asking me to share my perspective on the Apple Vision Pro as a product.
Ali Winston / Wired:
An analysis of 3M+ Discord and Telegram chats in 50+ groups finds a global network of thousands of violent predators who target, groom, and extort kids online  —  A global network of violent predators is hiding in plain sight, targeting children on major platforms, grooming them, and extorting them to commit horrific acts of abuse.
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