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April 25, 2024, 11:20 AM

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Meta reports Q1 revenue up 27% YoY to $36.46B, net income up 117% YoY to $12.37B, and family daily active people up 7% YoY to 3.24B on average for March 2024  —  Meta Platforms, Inc. (Nasdaq: META) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024.
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President Biden signs the ByteDance-TikTok divest-or-ban bill into law, after the Senate passed it by 79-18; the House passed the legislation 360-58 on April 20  —  The divest-or-ban bill is now law, starting the clock for ByteDance to make its move.  The company has an initial nine months …
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Cisco details a hacking campaign that penetrated multiple governments' networks using two zero-day flaws in its VPN and firewall Adaptive Security Appliances  —  Change Healthcare Finally Admits It Paid Ransomware Hackers—and Still Faces a Patient Data Leak
Cheng Ting-Fang / Nikkei Asia:
TSMC unveils a new chip manufacturing technology called A16; the company plans to start producing its ultra-advanced 1.6nm chips by 2026  —  Taiwan chip titan aims to secure leading position and capture AI demand  —  TAIPEI — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. says it will start production …
Ben Glickman / Wall Street Journal:
The US awards Micron up to $6.1B under the CHIPS Act, to support an up to $125B investment to build a “megafab” in New York and Idaho over the next 20 years  —  Micron Technology MU -.60%decrease; red down pointing triangle is receiving up to $6.1 billion from the federal government …
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
A look at AI video startup Synthesia, whose avatars are more human-like and expressive than predecessors, raising concerns over the consequences of realistic AI  —  I'm stressed and running late, because what do you wear for the rest of eternity?  —  This makes it sound like I'm dying, but it's the opposite.
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
US prosecutors charge two founders of Samourai Wallet, saying the crypto mixing service facilitated more than $100M in money laundering transactions  —  - US prosecutors say Samourai Wallet was ‘haven for criminals’  — Europol has said crypto mixing services are a ‘top threat’
Shubham Sharma / VentureBeat:
Snowflake announces Arctic, an LLM optimized for enterprise tasks such as SQL generation, coding, and instruction following, with an Apache 2.0 license  —  Today, Snowflake announced the launch of Arctic, a large language model (LLM) optimized for complex enterprise workloads such as SQL generation …
Ben Glickman / Wall Street Journal:
IBM agrees to buy HashiCorp, which helps companies manage cloud infrastructure, in a deal valuing HashiCorp at $6.4B and expected to close by the end of 2024  —  IBM will pay $35 a share for the cloud-software company in cash, giving it access to HashiCorp's roster of some 4,400 clients
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Hands-on with the Rabbit R1: a fun and funky AI device that feels pretty nice and does a solid job with basic AI questions, but the Rabbithole app is unfinished  —  There were times I wasn't sure the Rabbit R1 was even a real thing.  The AI-powered, Teenage Engineering-designed device came …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
AI coding assistant startup Augment emerges from stealth with a $227M Series B at a $977M post-money valuation, following a $25M Series A led by Sutter Hill  —  AI is supercharging coding — and developers are embracing it.  —  In a recent StackOverflow poll, 44% of software engineers …

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