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March 14, 2024, 11:45 AM

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Bloomberg:
Memo: TikTok is “disappointed” that the US House passed the TikTok divestment bill, and reiterates its plans to lobby the Senate not to pass the legislation  —  TikTok told employees the company isn't planning to change its approach to protecting user data even after US lawmakers passed …
Eleanor Olcott / Financial Times:
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.
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Meta plans to shut down CrowdTangle in August 2024 and replace it with Meta Content Library, available to academic and nonprofit researchers, not news outlets  —  CrowdTangle, a source for embarrassing articles about Facebook and Instagram, has been used to track conspiracy theories, viral content
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.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
The EU opens a formal DSA investigation into Alibaba's AliExpress over illegal content concerns, product recommendations, and more, the third DSA investigation  —  The European Commission on Thursday said it opened a formal investigation into AliExpress, an international e-commerce website run …
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Anthropic debuts Claude 3 Haiku, tailored for high-volume, latency-sensitive applications, saying Haiku is “the fastest and most affordable model” in its class  —  San Francisco-based startup Anthropic has just released Claude 3 Haiku, the newest addition to its Claude 3 family of AI models.
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Craig Trudell / Bloomberg:
X takes down a graphic video shared by Elon Musk purporting to show cannibalism in Haiti, for violating the company's rules  —  - Move is rare case of company taking action involving its owner  — Musk's posts are increasingly focused on immigration issues
Reuters:
Sources: in 2019, Donald Trump authorized the CIA to launch a clandestine social media campaign to turn China's public against the government and Xi Jinping  —  Two years into office, President Donald Trump authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to launch a clandestine campaign …
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 …
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.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel launches the $689 Core i9-14900KS Special Edition processor with clock speeds up to 6.2GHz, making it Intel's fastest mainstream chip  —  6.2 GHz and a whole lotta power draw.  —  Jump to:  — Gaming Benchmarks - Productivity Benchmarks - Thermals and Power - Conclusion
John Callaham / Neowin:
Microsoft replaces GPT-4 with GPT-4 Turbo in Copilot's free tier; Copilot Pro subscribers got GPT-4 Turbo in December 2023 and can still use the older GPT-4  —  Microsoft is boosting the performance of its Copilot generative AI chatbot today.  It has been confirmed that all free Copilot users …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Joel Khalili / Wired:
A UK High Court judge rules that Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is not Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, saying the “evidence is overwhelming”  —  A surprise ruling at the end of a six-week trial in the UK High Court ends Craig Wright's campaign to be recognized as the inventor of Bitcoin.

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