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April 29, 2024, 10:25 AM

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Samuel Stolton / Bloomberg:
The European Commission designates iPadOS under the DMA, giving Apple six months to comply; iOS, the App Store, and Safari are already DMA designated  —  The move means Apple has six months to make sure its tablet ecosystem complies with a raft of preemptive measures under the EU's flagship Digital Markets Act.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Tesla partners with Baidu for mapping and navigation functions to clear a key hurdle to launch Full-Self Driving in China, after Elon Musk's visit  —  - Carmaker to partner with tech giant Baidu on maps, navigation  — Musk sought clearance from Beijing for potential revenue boost
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
China removes restrictions on Tesla cars after its China-made vehicles passed the country's data security requirements; five other local brands also got cleared  —  Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and owner of social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, attends the Viva Technology conference dedicated …
Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
The Financial Times signs a deal with OpenAI to train AI models on its archived content, and to let ChatGPT respond with short summaries of FT articles  —  Agreement comes as Microsoft-backed start-up seeks data from reliable sources to train latest artificial intelligence models
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: the new iPad Pro may launch with an M4 chip, kicking off Apple's AI strategy that will be expanded at WWDC; the new Pencil will have haptic feedback  —  Apple's top rivals are revamping their strategies for smartphones and headsets in a sign they smell an opportunity.
Konrad Krasuski / Bloomberg:
Manor Lords, a new medieval city building game from Polish indie developer Grzegorz Styczen, sells 1M+ copies and hits 170K+ concurrent players on Steam  —  The Manor Lords video game released this weekend by a small independent studio in Poland has sold more than a million copies …
Scott Nover / Fast Company:
AI is making Meta's apps basically unusable, as the company adds Meta AI everywhere and viral user-generated AI images proliferate on Facebook and Instagram  —  Meta has flooded its social media platforms with artificial intelligence.  Soon enough, Meta AI will be everywhere …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Privacy nonprofit noyb files a GDPR complaint against OpenAI in Austria on behalf of an unnamed public figure, who found ChatGPT gave his incorrect birth date  —  OpenAI is facing another privacy complaint in the European Union.  This one, which has been filed by privacy rights nonprofit noyb …
Wall Street Journal:
US lawmakers, TikTok staff, and others detail how TikTok lost the war in Washington, including CEO Shou Zi Chew's failure to build support on Capitol Hill  —  Combination of coordinated efforts by its critics and missteps by the company led to the law forcing a sale or ban of the popular app
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