May 6, 2024, 5:50 AM

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Bluesky confirms Jack Dorsey's departure from its board and says it is searching for a new board member  —  It sounds like Bluesky's most prominent backer is no longer on its board.  —  On Saturday, Jack Dorsey posted on X about grants for open protocols from his philanthropic Start Small initiative.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Meta launches quote post controls for all Threads users, letting them allow quotes from everyone on Threads, only the people they follow, or disable quote posts  —  Threads users can now exert more control over who can quote their posts.  —  This builds on a feature that already allows Threads users …
Pieter Haeck / Politico:
The EU's crackdown on Huawei shows an EU-wide TikTok ban will likely take years of diplomacy, as the bloc lacks a formal say over national security concerns  —  Of all the shots Europe is firing at China, the threat of a blanket TikTok ban is likely to only scuff Beijing.
Tassilo Hummel / Reuters:
Atos says it received four distinct offers to restructure its debt and inject cash from investors including Atos' banks and its largest shareholder Onepoint  —  Debt-laden French IT company Atos on Monday confirmed it had received four distinct offers from investors to restructure its debt …
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Muyao Shen / Bloomberg:
DEX Screener: the value of decentralized social platform's native token, the Friend, fell ~98% to below $2 after making its trading debut on May 3  —  - “No one can figure out the tokenomics,” Delphi's Rinko says  —'s growth has been driven in part by trading bots
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
A profile of ElevenLabs, whose founders seem unprepared for how its impressive AI voice cloning tech can change the internet and unleash political chaos  —  My voice was ready.  I'd been waiting, compulsively checking my inbox.  I opened the email and scrolled until I saw a button that said, plainly, “Use voice.”
Tara Copp / Associated Press:
US Air Force plans a fleet of 1,000+ AI-controlled jets, the first of them operating by 2028; some AI versions already beat human pilots in air-to-air combat  —  With the midday sun blazing, an experimental orange and white F-16 fighter jet launched with a familiar roar that is a hallmark of U.S. airpower.

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