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May 10, 2024, 5:20 PM

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Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
New York Times:
Sources: Apple made generative AI a tent-pole project after Craig Federighi and John Giannandrea spent weeks testing ChatGPT and found Siri to be antiquated  —  Apple plans to announce that it will bring generative A.I. to iPhones after the company's most significant reorganization in a decade.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Google releases a Chrome security update to fix the fifth zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild in 2024; the vulnerability is in the Visuals component  —  Google has released a security update for the Chrome browser to fix the fifth zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild since the start of the year.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
An account of chatting with 18 AI companions for a month: AI friendship is hollow, but chatbots could enhance human socializing if developed responsibly  —  Our columnist spent the past month hanging out with 18 A.I. companions.  They critiqued his clothes, chatted among themselves and hinted at a very different future.
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 opening 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.
Amaka Nwaokocha / Cointelegraph:
Bankrupt crypto lender BlockFi announces plans to shut down its web platform in May and partners with Coinbase to allow clients to access and withdraw funds  —  The plan administrator will continue to use Coinbase for upcoming distribution rounds, potentially involving recovered funds from FTX.
Raymond Wong / Inverse:
An interview with Claude Zellweger, Google's director of industrial design, on hardware becoming a critical element for Google, Pixel's camera bar design, more  —  Lais Borges/Inverse; Photograph by Raymond Wong  —  Not too long ago, smartphones had more personality.
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Counterpoint Research:
Smartphone shipments in India grew 8% YoY in Q1 2024; Vivo led for the first time with 19.2% market share, followed by Xiaomi with 18.8%, and Samsung with 17.5%  —  - For the first time ever, vivo led the market by volume in a single quarter.  — Samsung led the market by value after capturing …

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