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April 27, 2024, 5:50 PM

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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
William Brown / Firstyear's blog-a-log:
Google and Apple use passkeys to capture users by locking credentials into their platforms and have made the UX of passkeys worse than that of password managers  —  At around 11pm last night my partner went to change our lounge room lights with our home light control system.
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Microsoft, Meta, and Alphabet disclosed that they had spent $32B+ combined on data centers and other capital expenses in Q1, as they accelerate AI spending  —  The spending that the industry's giants expect artificial intelligence to require is starting to come into focus — and it is jarringly large.
Tom Dotan / Wall Street Journal:
Eugen Rochko / Mastodon Blog:
Mastodon forms a new US non-profit, to receive tax-deductible US donations and in-kind support, with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and others on its board  —  As part of our commitment to supporting the growth and operational capabilities of Mastodon, we have established a 501(c)(3) …
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 …
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
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.
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
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.
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
Akayla Gardner / Bloomberg:
Trump is using the prospect of a TikTok ban to court younger voters, blaming Biden for setting a ban in motion, as the new law rattles pro-Biden TikTok creators  —  Biden's campaign is making an unprecedented effort to court influencers, even though he signed a bill that could lead to TikTok vanishing in the US.

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