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March 23, 2024, 8:45 AM

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Forbes:
Stability AI says Emad Mostaque resigned as CEO and from the board “to pursue decentralized AI”; COO Shan Shan Wong and CTO Christian Laforte named interim CEOs  —  Mostaque has told a number of people close to him that he plans to step down as chief executive …
David Ingram / NBC News:
Sensor Tower: in February 2024, X had 27M US DAUs of its mobile app, down 18% YoY, and the US user base has been flat or down every month since November 2022  —  X usage has declined as downloads of Threads have surged in recent weeks.  —  The number of people using X daily is falling …
Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
Some experts say the DOJ's Apple lawsuit makes a strong case for harm to consumers and developers, but proving Apple's market power could be challenging  —  The Department of Justice's antitrust division has come into its own, having filed its third tech monopoly lawsuit in four years.
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David McCabe / New York Times:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Mozilla ends a partnership with Onerep, which lets users remove data from people-search sites, after a report showed Onerep's CEO founded dozens of such sites  —  The nonprofit organization that supports the Firefox web browser said today it is winding down its new partnership with Onerep …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down an in-house effort to create microLED displays and is eliminating several dozen display engineering roles in the US and Asia  —  - Project would have been its first push into homegrown screens  — Move involves cutting several dozen engineering roles
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
GM says it has stopped sharing driving data with two data brokers, after a report showed GM and others collecting and sharing data without clear consent  —  G.M. had provided information about braking, acceleration and speed to LexisNexis Risk Solution and Verisk, firms that generated driver risk profiles for insurers.
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New York Times:
Study finds that China produced almost 50% of the world's top AI researchers, compared to ~18% from the US, thanks to China's heavy investment in AI education  —  China has produced a huge number of top A.I. engineers in recent years.  New research shows that, by some measures, it has already eclipsed the United States.
Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
Some users on Instagram and Threads complain that a new setting to limit political content, which Meta announced in February, is enabled by default  —  Instagram never directly told users it was limiting political content by default.  —  Instagram users have started complaining on X …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Sources: Anthropic has ruled out taking any Saudi money over national security concerns, as investors jostle to buy into FTX's 8% stake that is now worth ~$1B  —  Deep-pocketed, sovereign wealth funds are among the investors clamoring to get a stake in Anthropic, the red-hot artificial intelligence startup that's taking on OpenAI.

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