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March 14, 2024, 2:15 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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to release a unified Teams app on Windows 11 later this year, 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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube revamps its TV app to make the viewing experience more interactive and 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 Legion Tab, an 8.8" Android gaming tablet currently available in China, in EMEA and other Asian markets this month, starting at €599  —  It's set to arrive in March  —  Technology manufacturer Lenovo has announced that the Lenovo Legion Tab Android gaming tablet …
CNBC:
The EU Parliament approves the AI Act, voting 523 in favor and 46 against, despite competition fears; the Act, born in 2021, puts AI tech into risk categories  —  - The European Union Parliament on Wednesday approved the world's first major set of regulatory ground rules to govern …
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 …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Don Lemon says Elon Musk canceled The Don Lemon Show's partnership with X, hours after taping an interview with Musk on March 8 for the show's debut episode  —  The former CNN host interviewed the tech mogul last week, with the chat set to be the launch episode of his new ‘Don Lemon Show.’
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
Emilia David / The Verge:
Google DeepMind details SIMA, an AI agent training to learn gaming skills to play like a human; SIMA trained on No Man's Sky, Goat Simulator 3, and other games  —  Google DeepMind unveiled SIMA, an AI agent training to learn gaming skills so it plays more like a human instead of an overpowered AI that does its own thing.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft announces Microsoft Copilot for Security will be generally available on April 1, payable via a new Security Compute Unit that costs $4 per hour  —  - The Microsoft Copilot for Security will cost $4 per “security compute unit” when it becomes available in April.
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
Sources: Google's Search Generative Experience could cut organic search traffic to publishers by 20% to 60%; Google says it is premature to estimate the impact  —  Search Generative Experience could upend over 60% of publishers' total organic traffic  —  Google launched its artificial …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
An interview with OpenAI CTO Mira Murati on Sora, set for release later in 2024, its training data, red-teaming Sora, working with the film industry, and more  —  In an exclusive interview with our columnist, CTO Mira Murati explains the company's new Sora AI video tool and how it plans to roll it out
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.
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Anthropic releases Claude 3 Haiku, tailored for high-volume, latency-sensitive applications, saying it's “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.
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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