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April 5, 2024, 5:00 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
A US jury finds Terraform Labs and Do Kwon liable for fraud in a US SEC lawsuit, boosting SEC's efforts to assert greater control over the crypto industry  —  - Terraform 2022 failure wiped out $40 billion in investor funds  — Kwon criminal trial on hold over extradition from Montenegro
Ryan Heath / Axios:
Meta plans to label a wider range of video, audio, and image content as “Made with AI” starting in May, following feedback from its independent Oversight Board  —  - The labels could be generated through self-disclosure when a user posts content, as a result of advice from fact-checkers …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
Microsoft warns that China plans to disrupt US, South Korean, and Indian elections in 2024 with AI-generated content, after using Taiwan's election as a dry run  —  Beijing did a test run in Taiwan using AI-generated content to influence voters away from a pro-sovereignty candidate
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Q&A with Marissa Mayer about her app development startup Sunshine, its new photo-sharing app Shine, the AI landscape, internet business models, and more  —  The Scene  —  About a week after Marissa Mayer's startup, app development company Sunshine, launched a new photo-sharing service, her co-founder Enrique Munoz Torres quit.
Platformer:
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates App Store guidelines, allowing game emulators for the first time globally, and letting music streaming apps in the EU link to external websites  —  After the EU commission fined Apple $2 billion and announced that it's not satisfied with the changes the company made to comply …
Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg:
OpenAI's COO says that ChatGPT Enterprise has 600K+ paying customers, up from ~150K in January, and 2024 will be “the year of adoption for AI in the enterprise”  —  - ChatGPT Enterprise now has more than 600,000 users signed up  — COO says this ‘is going to be the year of adoption for AI’
Song Jung-a / Financial Times:
Reuters:
A look at tech giants' AI training data deals; Defined.ai: some are ready to pay $1-$2 per image, $2-$4 per short video, and $100-$300 per hour of long video  —  At its peak in the early 2000s, Photobucket was the world's top image-hosting site.  The media backbone for once-hot services …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon adds a store called Bazaar to its Android app in India, featuring affordable fashion and lifestyle products, to compete with Flipkart and Reliance's Ajio  —  Amazon has quietly introduced a “special store” called Bazaar in India, featuring affordable and trendy fashion and lifestyle products …
Allie Garfinkle / Fortune:
Some investors say YC's winter 2024 batch was stronger than in previous years, noting consumer AI as a key trend; YC says ~50% of this batch is working with AI  —  As a devoted NBA fan, I only tune in to college basketball once a year—for March Madness—hoping to see the next big star.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Filings: Apple laid off 600+ employees in California; some layoffs correspond to addresses where Apple's next-gen display and car teams were reportedly based  —  The Cupertino, California-based company filed eight separate reports to the state to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN program.

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