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May 10, 2024, 1:20 AM

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Tim Nudd / Ad Age:
Apple apologizes for the “Crush” iPad Pro ad and scraps plans to run it on TV; Apple's VP of marketing communications Tor Myhren says “we missed the mark”  —  The company says its ‘Crush’ spot fell short of its goal of empowering and celebrating creatives
Anna Tong / Reuters:
Sources: OpenAI plans to announce its AI-powered search product on May 13  —  OpenAI plans to announce its artificial intelligence-powered search product on Monday, according to two sources familiar with the matter, raising the stakes in its competition with search king Google.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's first server chips for its upcoming AI features will be the M2 Ultra; simpler AI tasks will be processed directly on iPhones, iPads, and Macs  —  - Company puts Mac-grade chips in data centers for fall launch  — Apple to offer features using on-device and cloud approaches
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft plans to launch its mobile game store in July on the web, first with its own games including Candy Crush Saga, and later open it to other publishers  —  The browser-based store will debut with Microsoft's own games, offering discounts on in-game items associated with titles like Candy Crush Saga.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
ElevenLabs previews a music-generating AI model, showing samples of songs with lyrics generated from text prompts  —  Voice AI startup ElevenLabs is offering an early look at a new model that turns a prompt into song lyrics.  To raise awareness, it's following a similar playbook Sam Altman used …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Dell warns customers of a data breach after a threat actor claimed to have stolen data for ~49M customers, but says financial and payment data was not stolen  —  Dell is warning customers of a data breach, after a threat actor claimed to have stolen information for approximately 49 million customers.
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
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
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:
Politico:
Sources: tech lobbying group NetChoice kicked TikTok off of its membership rolls after facing pressure from the office of House Majority Leader Steve Scalise  —  NetChoice, a right-of-center tech lobbying group, dumped the video app following scrutiny from GOP leadership on Capitol Hill.
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