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May 13, 2024, 4:15 AM

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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: the EU is set to issue new antitrust charges against Microsoft over concerns over undermining Teams competitors, despite Microsoft offering concessions  —  Tech group's effort to avoid action by unbundling videoconferencing app from its other software appears to have failed
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has met with Hollywood talent representatives to propose a new performance-based compensation regime, as Amazon and Netflix work on similar plans  —  Apple builds a bonus system around sign-ups, viewer loyalty and production costs.  —  Good afternoon from 30,000 feet.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
A look at 01.AI, which is launching Wanzhi, a free generative AI assistant focused on the Chinese market; CEO Kai-Fu Lee says 01.AI is nearing profitability  —  - His startup 01.AI is introducing its first consumer AI app  — China needs a catalyst in the same way ChatGPT fueled the US
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/
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.”
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
Sudip Kar-Gupta / Reuters:
Brad Smith says Microsoft plans to invest €4B in France, mostly focused on AI, and the company will set up a data center in the city of Mulhouse  —  Technology and software giant Microsoft (MSFT.O) will invest 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) in France as part of the annual ‘Choose France’ business summit …
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