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May 9, 2024, 1:45 PM

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Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sources: after closing several video game studios, Microsoft plans more cuts, as the massive Activision acquisition has ramped up scrutiny on the Xbox division  —  Xbox is offering voluntary severance agreements to producers, quality assurance testers and other staff at ZeniMax as part of a broader cost-cutting initiative
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Town hall: Xbox Game Studios head Matt Booty discussed wanting small and prestigious games, after closing the studio behind small, prestigious hit Hi-Fi Rush  —  Today, one day after Microsoft announced that it would shut down four of its games studios, Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios …
Wall Street Journal:
Binance sources and docs: an internal investigator, dismissed in late 2023, found evidence of secret internal trading accounts and DWF Labs' market manipulation  —  Former company insiders say the firing of an internal investigator showed that the crypto exchange neglected evidence of market manipulation.
Wall Street Journal:
In a blog post, Neuralink details a problem with its implant in patient Noland Arbaugh's brain that reduced data collection after the implant's threads came out  —  Amount of data captured from the device declined, although the patient and the Elon Musk-owned company still staged a successful demonstration
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
As part of its Model Spec release, OpenAI says it is considering letting developers and users “responsibly” generate “NSFW content in age-appropriate contexts”  —  Critics say ChatGPT creator's proposal to allow erotica, slurs and other adult content undermines its mission statement
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
Financial Times:
TikTok plans to start automatically labeling some AI content, including from DALL-E and Adobe's Firefly, and joins the Adobe-led content credentials coalition  —  Social media companies under pressure to identify deepfakes and prevent spread of misinformation
Emily Chang / Bloomberg:
An interview with Sundar Pichai on playing the long game on AI, how Google got Gemini image generation wrong, AI search, the US DOJ lawsuits, layoffs, and more  —  In this episode of The Circuit with Emily Chang, the Alphabet CEO explains how he's in it for the long haul—and won't dance to anyone else's tune.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos responds to criticism of its app redesign, saying it takes “courage to rebuild” and that it's working to reintroduce missing features in the coming months  —  In the days since, customers have complained about missing features like sleep timers, broken local music library management …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Tim Cook's potential successors; sources say hardware engineering chief John Ternus is the most likely successor, and Cook could stay on until 2027  —  John Ternus, the head of hardware engineering, is emerging as a potential successor to the CEO.
Shahram Mokhtari / iFixit News:
Huawei Pura 70 Pro teardown: most of its chips are designed and manufactured in China, and the 7nm Kirin 9010 is only marginally better than the Kirin 9000S  —  Huawei released the Pura 70 line of smartphones in April 2024 and it's already made a bit of a stir.
Pratik Jain / Reuters:
US hospital operator Ascension reports disruptions to its clinical operations due to a suspected cybersecurity incident and engages Mandiant to help investigate  —  Hospital operator Ascension reported disruptions to its clinical operations on Wednesday due to a suspected cybersecurity incident …

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