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April 28, 2024, 1:35 AM

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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) …
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:
Washington Post:
TikTok users with stigmatized interests or marginalized identities express anxiety over its potential ban, as rebuilding their communities elsewhere may be hard  —  President Biden signed legislation Wednesday that could ban TikTok, leaving users in the United States who have spent years building …
Akayla Gardner / Bloomberg:
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 …
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.
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
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