March 13, 2024, 4:20 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils App Store updates for the EU, including Web Distribution, which will let authorized developers offer iOS apps on their websites from spring 2024  —  Last week, Apple released iOS 17.4 with big changes to the iPhone and App Store ecosystem to comply with the Digital Markets Act in the European Union.
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Charlotte Trueman / DatacenterDynamics:
Meta details its two new data center scale clusters, both containing 24,576 Nvidia H100 GPUs that the company is using for AI workloads like training Llama 3  —  Have been built to support AI research and development  —  Meta has shared the details of the hardware, network, storage, design …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Bluesky open sources its collaborative moderation tool Ozone and plans to let users run their own independent moderation services later this week  —  Decentralized Twitter/X rival Bluesky announced today that it's open sourcing Ozone, a tool that lets individuals and teams collaboratively review and label content on the network.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
RevenueCat survey of nearly 30K mobile subscription apps finds that only 17.2% of them will reach $1,000 in monthly revenue and only 3.5% will reach $10,000  —  Investors know that most startups fail, but something that may be less understood is how few mobile apps actually make money.
Financial Times:
Docs: Nigeria, which has held two Binance execs since February during a crypto exchange crackdown, is pushing for data on Binance's top 100 local users and more  —  Authorities hold senior company executives for two weeks after crackdown on cryptocurrency websites
Wall Street Journal:
As TikTok faces a divestment bill in the US, a look at how lawmakers and the Biden administration quietly planned the legislation and caught TikTok by surprise  —  Executives of the video-messaging app thought they had fended off attacks.  Behind the scenes, lawmakers and Biden officials were working to force its ban or sale.
Letter: Chamath Palihapitiya's VC firm Social Capital fired two of its partners, citing an undisclosed “situation”, and hired a law firm to investigate  —  - Social Capital has declined to explain the sudden move  — High-profile firm said undisclosed ‘situation’ led to firing
Sean O'Kane / TechCrunch:
Self-driving startup Applied Intuition raised a $250M Series E led by Lux, Elad Gil, and Porsche at a $6B valuation and works with “18 of the top 20 automakers”  —  Autonomous vehicle software company Applied Intuition has raised $250 million in a round that values the startup at $6 billion …
Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Brave says after Apple added a default browser choice screen in the EU, daily installations of Brave on iOS jumped from ~8K to over 11K  —  Brave has seen a sharp increase in users installing its privacy-focused Brave Browser on iPhones after Apple introduced changes to adhere to the new European Digital Markets Act.
Juro Osawa / The Information:
Filings: ByteDance-owned entity Picoheart is now the third-largest shareholder in InnoStar, a Chinese state-backed ReRAM chips maker, with a 9.5% stake  —  As the Chinese government races to catch up in advanced computer chips, it has found an ally in ByteDance, the owner of TikTok.
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Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Chicago-based Ocient, which provides hyperscale data warehouse and analytics software, raised a $49.4M Series B extension, bringing its total funding to $119M  —  Hyperscale data warehouse vendor Ocient is raising $49.4 million in new funding, it announced today, as the company looks to grow …
Daphné Leprince-Ringuet / Sifted:
Paris- and New York-based Adaptive ML, which helps businesses build custom tools with open-source generative AI models, raised a $20M seed led by Index Ventures  —  The French-American startup says it will help businesses turn off-the-shelf AI models into personalised tools

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