March 19, 2024, 9:20 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia announces Blackwell, a new generation of AI chips available later in 2024, starting with the GB200 superchip, which pairs two B200 GPUs with a Grace CPU  —  - Nvidia on Monday announced a new generation of artificial intelligence chips and software for running AI models.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Nvidia unveils Project GR00T, a general-purpose foundation model for humanoid robots, and Jetson Thor, a computer designed for testing humanoid robot software  —  It's tough to argue with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang when he notes, “Building foundation models for general humanoid robots …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Stability AI debuts Stable Video 3D, a generative AI tool built on its Stable Video Diffusion model, letting users create 3D video from a text or image prompt  —  Stability AI is growing its generative AI model portfolio today with the release of Stable Video 3D (SV3D).
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Solana memecoin SLERF raised $10M in a presale, hitting $1.7B in trading volume, but the developer claims to have “burned” tokens set aside for an airdrop  —  “This is not a joke I really f****d up and im really sorry.  Was a simple mindless misclick when I was in the process of burning the the lp," the developer said
Samuel Tolbert / Windows Central:
Valve debuts Steam Families in beta, allowing a group of up to six Steam users to share their games, manage parental controls, and more  —  Share your Steam games with up to five others in a Steam Family.  —  What you need to know  — Valve is introducing the Steam Families feature …
Lex Fridman:
Q&A with Sam Altman on the OpenAI board saga, Ilya Sutskever, Elon Musk's lawsuit, Sora, Q*, GPT-5, raising $7T, Google and Gemini, AGI, aliens, and more  —  - Watch the full YouTube version of the podcast  —  Table of Contents  —  Here are the loose “chapters” in the conversation.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
At an EU DMA hearing, a Meta lawyer says the company has offered to cut its EU subscription fee from €9.99 to €5.99 per month after discussions with regulators  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) has offered to almost halve its monthly subscription fee for Facebook and Instagram to 5.99 euros …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Lynn Doan / Bloomberg:
Filing: Reddit says Nokia accused the company of infringing some of its patents, and is evaluating Nokia's claims, ahead of its planned IPO this week  —  Nokia Technologies, the company's licensing business, sent Reddit a letter on Monday with the claims, and Reddit is evaluating them, according to a filing made Tuesday.
More: Reuters
Kalkidan Yibeltal / BBC:
Ethiopia's central bank says “a glitch” let Commercial Bank customers withdraw more cash than was in the account for hours; local media says $40M+ was withdrawn  —  Ethiopia's biggest commercial bank is scrambling to recoup large sums of money withdrawn by customers after a “systems glitch”.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Unity's 2024 Gaming Report: the number of multiplatform games rose 40% since 2021, in-app ad revenue rose 26.7% YoY, 62% of studios are using AI, and more  —  Game engine maker Unity published a report today that sheds light on the gaming industry's response to economic challenges …
Allie Garfinkle / Fortune:
Q&A with Lila Tretikov, who just joined NEA as a partner and head of AI strategy; Tretikov was previously Microsoft's deputy CTO and Wikimedia Foundation CEO  —  “God is in the details,” reads one of Stephen Sondheim's rules of writing.  —  Sondheim was a lyricist, but it's a rule I believe is broadly applicable.

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