May 1, 2024, 1:40 PM

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Hayden Field / CNBC:
Anthropic launches a free iOS app and Team, its first enterprise plan, which offers access to its Claude 3 Opus, Sonnet, and Haiku models for $30/user/month  —  Anthropic on Wednesday announced its first-ever enterprise offering and a free iPhone app.  —  The generative artificial intelligence startup …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Meta unveils Batman: Arkham Shadow, a VR game and the next entry in the iconic Batman: Arkham game series, launching exclusively on the Quest 3 later in 2024  —  Iron Man VR developer Camouflaj and Oculus Studios are developing the game, which is set to release later this year.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
LinkedIn debuts three Wordle-style puzzle games: theme-based guessing game Pinpoint, Sudoku- and Minesweeper-style crossover Queens, and trivia game Crossclimb  —  How long until “What I learned about B2B sales from playing Crossclimb”?  —  LinkedIn, the professional network known …
Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority:
An APK review suggests Rabbit's R1 runs Android, and its entire UI is powered by a single Android app; founder Jesse Lyu says “rabbit r1 is not an Android app”  —  The Rabbit R1 is probably running Android and is certainly powered by an Android app under the hood.  —  •  —  TL;DR
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Elliptic, MIT, and IBM release an AI detection model and its 200M-transaction training dataset to help identify money laundering on Bitcoin's blockchain  —  Blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, MIT, and IBM have released a new AI model—and the 200-million-transaction dataset it's trained on …
DOJ v. Google: Microsoft invested in OpenAI over fears of falling behind Google; Kevin Scott said he was “very, very worried” in a 2019 email to Satya Nadella  —  - Google faces US antitrust case about its dominance in search  — Microsoft's communications deemed relevant to defense by judge
Wes Davis / The Verge:
LastPass separates from GoTo, which announced the spinoff in December 2021, six years after acquiring LastPass; the service suffered high-profile hacks in 2022  —  It's been over a year and a half since LastPass suffered back-to-back high-profile hacks, and the company now says it has separated from its parent company, GoTo.
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Steven Levy / Wired:
Q&A with White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Arati Prabhakar on her role, working at DARPA, AI, showing ChatGPT to Biden, and more  —  Arati Prabhakar has the ear of the US president and a massive mission: help manage AI, revive the semiconductor industry, and pull off a cancer moonshot.
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
A US judge sentences Binance founder Changpeng Zhao to four months in prison; Zhao pled guilty in November 2023  —  Binance founder Changpeng Zhao was sentenced to four months in prison for failing to establish adequately anti-money laundering protections.  Zhao, once the head …
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
A look at gpt2-chatbot, a mysterious AI chatbot that became available on LLM benchmarking site LMSYS Org and is believed to have similar capabilities to GPT-4  —  An advanced AI model with unknown origins turned heads this week as online communities unpacked a cryptic tweet from Sam Altman.
Justine Calma / The Verge:
Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
Over 50 ex-Google employees, fired in connection with a sit-in protest against Google's business ties to Israel, file an NLRB complaint for unlawful retaliation  —  A software engineer who was fired from Google in connection to internal protests at the company's offices says the company retaliated …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Google Phone's beta app gets “Audio Emoji”, letting callers select an emoji to play animations with sound: clapping, laughing, party, crying, poop, and sting  —  The Google Phone app is picking up a new trick, with the app now rolling out “Audio Emoji” to some users.
How all the bills under consideration in US states meant to address AI bias contain loopholes that would make it too easy for companies to avoid accountability  —  AI is potentially transformative.  Whether that's a good or bad thing depends on whether we set the right rules.
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
US House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry accuses Gary Gensler of misleading Congress on the SEC's position on whether ether is a security  —  The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says Gensler refused to discuss his view on ETH in testimony even after the SEC was investigating it as a security.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
The US DOJ charges Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with filing false tax returns and more to evade paying nearly $50M  —  The Justice Department announced on Tuesday it has charged Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with mail fraud and filing false tax returns.

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