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May 9, 2024, 4:15 AM

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Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft plans more cuts after closing several game studios, 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:
Dallin Grimm / Tom's Hardware:
Some Stack Overflow users say their account was suspended after they attempted to alter their posts in protest of its OpenAI partnership to supply data for AI  —  Stack Overflow is overflowing with salt.  —  Stack Overflow, a legendary internet forum for programmers and developers …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at potential successors to Tim Cook; sources say Apple's hardware engineering chief John Ternus is the most likely long-term successor  —  John Ternus, the head of hardware engineering, is emerging as a potential successor to the CEO.  —  Tim Cook has transformed Apple Inc. since taking …
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
OpenAI publishes Model Spec, which specifies how its models should behave, including objectives, rules, and default behaviors, and asks the public for feedback  —  OpenAI isn't done trying to live up to the “open” in its name.  —  While not making any of its new models open source …
Michael Peel / Financial Times:
Google DeepMind and Isomorphic Labs detail AlphaFold 3, an AI model to predict interactions and structures of proteins, DNA, RNA, more, beating many top methods  —  AlphaFold 3 aims to reveal biological secrets and boost drug search efforts  —  Google DeepMind has unveiled …
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 …
Jesse Pound / CNBC:
Robinhood reports Q1 revenue up 40% YoY to $618M, vs. $549M est., crypto transaction revenue up 232% to $126M, and a $157M net income, vs. a $511M net loss YoY  —  Shares of Robinhood rose in extended trading Wednesday afternoon after the retail brokerage announced stronger-than-expected first-quarter results.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Airbnb reports Q1 revenue up 18% YoY to $2.14B, vs. $2.06B est., Nights and Experiences Booked up 9.5% YoY, and Q2 guidance below est.; ABNB drops 8%+  —  In this photo illustration, the Airbnb logo is displayed on a computer monitor and cell phone on February 13, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.
Shahram Mokhtari / iFixit News:
Huawei Pura 70 Pro teardown: the 7nm Kirin 9010 is only marginally better than Kirin 9000S, and the majority of the chips are designed and manufactured in China  —  Huawei released the Pura 70 line of smartphones in April 2024 and it's already made a bit of a stir.
BBC:
Ofcom proposes new rules requiring tech companies to change their algorithms to hide “toxic” material from children, have more robust age checks, and more  —  Ofcom has warned social media sites they could be named and shamed - and banned for under-18s - if they fail to comply with new online safety rules.
Reuters:
Arm reports Q4 revenue up 47% YoY to $928M, vs. $875.6M est., royalty revenue up 37% YoY, and forecasts FY 2025 revenue below est.; ARM drops 9%+  —  Chip designer Arm Holdings (O9Ty.F), gave a fiscal first-quarter revenue forecast on Wednesday that beat Wall Street's expectations, but its full-year forecast was below expectations.
Nikkei Asia:
SIA and BCG: by 2032, the US will have the capacity to manufacture 28% of chips below 10nm, while China is expected to make only 2% of the most advanced chips  —  U.S. set to triple its semiconductor manufacturing capacity due to CHIPS Act  —  LOS ANGELES — The U.S. is set to more than triple …
Maggie Harrison / Futurism:
An investigation into AdVon, the company behind Sports Illustrated's fake writers, finds its AI content and fake authors at the LA Times, Miami Herald, and more  —  Remember that AI company behind Sports Illustrated's fake writers?  We did some digging — and it's got tendrils into other surprisingly prominent publications.

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