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March 19, 2024, 6:05 PM

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft hires DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman to run consumer AI, reporting to Satya Nadella, and brings on most staff from his Inflection AI startup  —  Suleyman and his team will join from OpenAI rival Inflection AI  —  Microsoft Corp. has named Mustafa Suleyman head …
Satya Nadella / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft says Mustafa Suleyman and Karén Simonyan are joining to form Microsoft AI, focused on Copilot and other consumer AI products; Suleyman will be CEO  —  Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, shared the below communication today with Microsoft employees.
Inflection:
Inflection AI says co-founder Karén Simonyan will join Mustafa Suleyman at Microsoft AI, names Sean White as CEO, and plans to host Inflection-2.5 on Azure  —  From day one at Inflection, we've been driven by a simple mission: to create a personal intelligence for everyone.
Kamila Wojciechowska / Android Authority:
Source: Google's Pixel 8a will have a 6.1" 120Hz OLED display, Tensor G3 chip, DisplayPort output support, and the same camera sensor as the Pixel 7a  —  The Pixel 8a's major upgrades will make it even more competitive, but raise further questions over the vanilla Pixel 8.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
An interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang on how the company's early decisions led to its AI boom, why Nvidia's ubiquity will not be easy to replicate, and more  —  Nvidia's chips sparked the AI revolution.  Now it's in the business of putting the technology to work in an array of industries.
Alex Koller / CNBC:
In an interview, Jensen Huang estimates that Nvidia's GB200 Blackwell chip could cost $30,000 to $40,000 and that the R&D budget for the processor totaled ~$10B  —  - Nvidia stock closed up 1% on Tuesday, recovering from an earlier dip.  — CEO Jensen Huang announced the company's …
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Solana memecoin SLERF raised $10M in a presale, hitting $1.7B in trading volume, but the developer claims to have mistakenly “burned” all the presale funds  —  “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
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
Fitbit is working with Google Research to create an LLM based on Gemini to provide Fitbit mobile app users with personalized data and health recommendations  —  Google is training Gemini on health data, and it's creating a new AI model for the Fitbit app that can give advice tailored to your needs.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU DMA hearing: a Meta lawyer says Meta offered to cut its EU monthly subscription for Facebook and Instagram from €9.99 to €5.99 to address regulatory concerns  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) has offered to almost halve its monthly subscription fee for Facebook and Instagram to 5.99 euros …
Adam James / The Block:
The US SEC says Genesis Global Capital agreed to a $21M civil penalty as part of a settlement over charges of offering unregistered securities via Gemini Earn  —  - Genesis Global Capital agreed to pay a $21 million civil penalty as part of a settlement over SEC charges.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Michael Peel / Financial Times:
Google DeepMind debuts TacticAI, a prototype AI soccer tactician built with Premier League club Liverpool, using geometric deep learning on 7,176 corner kicks  —  Human experts prefer TacticAI's suggested positional improvements at corner kicks  —  Google DeepMind has developed …
Lynn Doan / Bloomberg:
Filing: Reddit says Nokia on March 18 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.
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
Mark Zuckerberg says Threads is rolling out a “Trending now” page for users in the US, under the search bar in the mobile app  —  Threads users in the U.S. will start seeing a “Trending now” page on the platform starting Tuesday.  —  Threads users in the United States …
Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Stability AI debuts Stable Video 3D, a generative AI tool built on its Stable Video Diffusion model, letting users generate 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).

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