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April 9, 2024, 12:55 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft is confident upcoming Windows laptops with Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite chips will beat an M3-powered MacBook Air in CPU and AI performance  —  Microsoft is getting ready to fully unveil its vision for “AI PCs” next month at an event in Seattle.
Jaspreet Singh / Reuters:
IDC: the PC market grew 1.5% YoY in Q1 with 59.8M shipments, despite weaker demand in China, following two years of decline  —  Global shipments of personal computers returned to growth in the first quarter after two years of decline, according to preliminary results from market research …
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
Source: Meta plans to launch two small non-multimodal versions of Llama 3 next week; the biggest Llama 3 model will be multimodal and is expected this summer  —  Meta Platforms is planning to launch two small versions of its forthcoming Llama 3 large-language model next week, according to a Meta employee.
Bloomberg:
The US awards TSMC $6.6B in grants and up to $5B in loans to build a third Arizona fab, slated to make 2nm chips by 2030, alongside TSMC's $65B+ investment  —  - World's top chipmaker to add capacity with third fab in state  — Raimondo says latest US package aimed at AI, national security
Trisha Thadani / Washington Post:
Filing: Tesla settles a lawsuit over Apple engineer Walter Huang's 2018 fatal Autopilot crash a day before the trial was set to begin; details are not disclosed  —  The settlement amount was not disclosed, court documents say.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla settled a long-running lawsuit …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Cruise plans to resume its robotaxi service with safety drivers in Phoenix as early as April 9; Cruise says it “had not set a timeline for deployment”  —  - Big step for Cruise after its fleet was grounded last year  — Company is said to start testing as early as Tuesday
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Kate Knibbs / Wired:
The Internet Archive is hosting the new Aruba Collection, which contains 100K+ items from Aruba's National Library, National Archives, and other institutions  —  By becoming the official custodian of an entire nation's history for the first time, the Internet Archive is expanding …
Kaya Yurieff / The Information:
TikTok expands TikTok Lite, which gives people financial incentives to watch its videos, to Spain and France, amid growth struggles in Europe  —  TikTok's growth in Europe has slowed down so much that it's rolling out a new app that gives people financial incentives to watch its videos.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google rebrands Studio Bot, its AI-powered app development chatbot for Android Studio, to “Gemini in Android Studio”, and upgrades its model to Gemini 1.0 Pro  —  Initially launching last year as “Studio Bot,” Google is renaming its AI-powered app development assistant to “Gemini in Android Studio.”
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Model N, a public company focusing on helping health companies automate pricing and compliance decisions, is being acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.25B  —  Model N, a platform used by companies such as Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and AMD to automate decisions related to pricing …

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