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May 12, 2024, 11:50 PM

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New York Times:
A look at how Elon Musk uses X to support right-wing world leaders like Narendra Modi who could help secure advantages for his businesses  —  Minutes after it became clear that Javier Milei had been elected president of South America's second-largest nation in November, Elon Musk posted on X: “Prosperity is ahead for Argentina.”
Melissa Korn / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the rise and fall of 2U, which provides online degree programs for top US universities, and is valued at ~$30M today, down from $5B+ in 2018  —  In May 2018, employees from education technology company 2U paraded through the streets of New Orleans, beads and booze abundant on their floats during a Mardi Gras-style procession.
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Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Arm plans to set up an AI chip division, aiming to build a prototype by spring 2025, with mass production expected to start later in the year  —  CEO Son seeks to invest $64bn, including in data centers and robotics  —  TOKYO/LONDON — SoftBank Group subsidiary Arm will foray …
Matthew Green / @matthew_d_green:
Following attempts to malign Signal as insecure by Telegram's CEO and Elon Musk, a look at why Signal is widely regarded by experts as more secure than Telegram  —  Telegram has launched a pretty intense campaign to malign Signal as insecure, with assistance from Elon Musk. The goal seems to be to get activists to switch away from encrypted Signal to mostly-unencrypted Telegram. I want to talk about this a bit. 1/
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
Researcher Sonia Livingstone says constraining tech companies and empowering young people and parents are better alternatives to banning kids from social media  —  Social psychologist Sonia Livingstone says there are alternatives to banning the young from social media
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is finalizing a deal with OpenAI to use ChatGPT features in iOS 18; talks with Google to license Gemini are still ongoing  —  - Move is part of push to add AI features to Apple devices  — Company also held talks with Google about using Gemini
Wes Davis / The Verge:
What to expect at Google I/O 2024: Android 15 updates, more generative AI features for Google's apps, a new Gemini-powered “Pixie” digital assistant, and more  —  Google is preparing to hold its annual Google I/O developer conference next week, and naturally, it will be all about AI.

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