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April 1, 2024, 10:00 PM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
OpenAI no longer requires an account to use ChatGPT, but with “slightly more restrictive content policies”, starting in a few markets and rolling out globally  —  OpenAI is making its flagship conversational AI accessible to everyone, even people who haven't bothered making an account.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Microsoft plans to unbundle Teams from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 globally amid antitrust scrutiny, after a similar unbundling in the EU in August 2023  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) will sell its chat and video app Teams separately from its Office product globally, the U.S. tech giant said on Monday …
Wall Street Journal:
Filing: to settle a 2020 class action suit about Chrome's Incognito mode, Google has agreed to destroy billions of data points it allegedly improperly collected  —  Individual lawsuits targeting firm now seek compensation for alleged improper data tracking  —  Google plans to destroy a trove …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AltStore, an alt iOS app store coming to EU thanks to DMA, plans to use a Patreon integration to let devs tie access to their apps to users' Patreon pledges  —  Apple's chokehold on the App Store ecosystem for iPhone apps stifles competition, according to the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA) …
Reuters:
Trump Media & Technology Group closed down 21% on April 1, wiping out the gains from last week, after it disclosed a $58M+ loss on $4.1M in revenue in 2023  —  Shares of Donald Trump's social media company plunged 21% on Monday, wiping out the gains from its debut last week …
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
Bloomberg:
Cloud data management startup Rubrik files for a NYSE IPO under the symbol RBRK, discloses a net loss of $354M on revenue of $628M for the year ended January 31  —  - Data security provider says subscription ARR grew by 47%  — Rubrik's filing follows trading debuts by Reddit, Astera Labs
Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Apple researchers detail an AI system that can resolve references to elements displayed on a screen, in some cases better than GPT-4 can when given screenshots  —  Apple researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system that can understand ambiguous references to on-screen entities …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Lasso Security:
To highlight an attack vector, a researcher made a package with a name hallucinated by ChatGPT; it had 30K+ downloads in three months and appeared in many repos  —  I kicked start on this follow-up research for several reasons:  —  ‍  —  1️⃣ I investigate whether package …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: OpenAI discussed training GPT-5 on public YouTube video transcripts; AI industry's need for high-quality text data may outstrip supply within two years  —  Firms such as OpenAI and Anthropic are working to find enough information to train next-generation artificial-intelligence models

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