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April 27, 2024, 2:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has renewed discussions with OpenAI about using its technology to power some features in iOS 18; talks with Google on using Gemini remain ongoing  —  - The iPhone maker has also been holding discussions with Google  — Negotiations center on powering AI chatbot in iOS 18 update
Ryan Vlastelica / Bloomberg:
Alphabet closes above a $2T market cap for the first time, reaching a valuation of $2.15T after rising 10% on April 26, its biggest one-day jump since July 2015  —  - Report reassures investors about its prospects with AI  — Google parent already twice breached level on intraday basis
Jonathan Ford / Financial Times:
A review of Dana Mattioli's The Everything War, which covers Lina Khan's antitrust battle against Amazon and makes a case that no company should be so powerful  —  Dana Mattioli's important book looks the winner-takes-all dynamic that built a competition-squashing behemoth
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Filing: FTC says Jeff Bezos, Andy Jassy, and other Amazon execs used Signal's disappearing messages to conceal evidence in FTC's antitrust case against Amazon  —  - Agency accuses retail giant of failing to preserve documents  — Top executives communicated via Signal disappearing chats
Kate Kelly / New York Times:
Congress considers legislation to block DJI drones from running on US communication networks, effectively killing the Chinese company's US commercial business  —  U.S. authorities consider DJI a security threat.  Congress is weighing legislation to ban it, prompting a lobbying campaign from the company …
Andy Edser / PC Gamer:
Microsoft partners with IBM to release the MS-DOS 4.0 source code under the MIT license on GitHub  —  Fond memories of beige machines.  —  Ah, the PC in the spare room.  Back when “going on the computer” was an event, not a daily necessity, I cut my teeth on MS-DOS games.
Yuvraj Malik / Reuters:
Google plans to invest $2B to set up a data center in Indiana and $1B to expand three Virginia sites, and announces a $75M fund to train Americans on AI skills  —  Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google said on Friday it would invest $3 billion to set up a data center campus in Indiana and expand sites in Virginia.
The Baltimore Banner:
Baltimore Police arrest a high school teacher for allegedly framing his principal by using AI to create an audio file of the principal making racist comments  —  Baltimore County Police arrested Pikesville High School's former athletic director Thursday morning and charged him with crimes related …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
A number of Apple users say they were logged out of their Apple ID across multiple devices on April 26 and forced to reset their password before logging back in  —  A number of people on social media say that they were logged out of their Apple ID across multiple devices on Friday evening …
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
Discord bans Spy Pet-affiliated accounts, which were scraping 12K+ Discord servers to archive and sell user data, and says it is considering legal action  —  Discord banned a mass of accounts that were part of a service that scraped and sold user data, including messages posted across servers …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
A US appeals court reverses a 2021 ruling that prevented New York from enforcing a law requiring ISPs to offer low-cost broadband plans to low-income consumers  —  New York obtains significant win for states' ability to regulate broadband.  —  A federal appeals court today reversed a ruling …

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