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March 18, 2024, 2:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple and Google are in active talks to use Gemini to power some new iPhone features in 2024; Apple also held talks with OpenAI to use its models  —  - Companies considering AI deal that would build on search pact  — Apple also recently held discussions with OpenAI about deal
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Dave Lee / Bloomberg:
An Apple-Google deal around AI could solve short-term headaches for both, giving Apple a compelling AI story for investors and Google access to affluent users  —  A deal that would bring Gemini artificial intelligence to the iPhone can solve short-term headaches for both companies.
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Respawn and EA postpone the North American Finals of Apex Legends, after an unknown hacker gave pro players hacks like aimbots and wallhacks during the event  —  Something rather terrifying has disrupted the North American Finals of Apex Legends, and players are now starting to potentially worry …
Paresh Dave / Wired:
Reviewing Reddit's IPO filings: signs of stalling user growth, struggles to grow overseas, a dependence on Google, wooing brands, a new Class C stock, and more  —  WIRED reviewed edits made by Reddit to its IPO filings over the years ahead of its stock market debut this week.  Here are seven big takeaways.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony pauses PSVR2 production to clear unsold inventory after making 2M+ units; shipments have declined every quarter since PSVR2's February 2023 launch  —  - $550 accessory has suffered from lack of compelling content  — Sony testing PC compatibility to expand gadget's appeal
Clare Duffy / CNN:
YouTube now requires creators to label their realistic-looking videos made using AI, via an upload checklist; clearly unrealistic videos will not need a label  —  New York CNN —  —  Starting Monday, YouTube creators will be required to label when realistic-looking videos …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 8S Gen 3, aiming to bring most 8 Gen 3 features, including on-device AI models, to mid-range smartphones in the “coming months”  —  Qualcomm just launched a new chipset that's designed to sit just below its current flagship in terms of capabilities and price.
Reuters:
After hearing oral arguments, SCOTUS appeared wary of curbing US government contacts with social media platforms to remove posts deemed misinformation  —  U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared skeptical of a challenge on free speech grounds to how President Joe Biden's administration …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
At an EU DMA hearing, an Apple lawyer fended off criticism over DMA compliance; Meta, Amazon, Alphabet, ByteDance, and Microsoft will now have similar hearings  —  Apple (AAPL.O) on Monday fended off criticism that it has not done enough to open up its closed eco-system as required under …
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
In partnerships with OpenAI, Anthropic, and Meta, the US DHS rolls out pilot programs to test AI tech to help combat drug and human trafficking crimes, and more  —  The agency will be the first in the federal government to roll out a comprehensive plan to integrate the technology into a variety of uses …
Stephanie Palazzolo / The Information:
Some GPT Store developers express disappointment by the lack of users and OpenAI not offering user analytics; OpenAI does not yet let developers charge money  —  Last fall, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman sought to capitalize on the raging success of ChatGPT by launching an app store.

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