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May 13, 2024, 5:25 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI unveils GPT-4o, a new flagship generative AI model that is faster and natively multimodal, rolling out for free to all ChatGPT users in the coming weeks  —  OpenAI announced a new flagship generative AI model on Monday which they call GPT-4o — the “o” stands for “omni,” …
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A recording of OpenAI's Spring Update event, where it announced GPT-4o and a new ChatGPT app for macOS  —  We'll be streaming live at 10AM PT Monday, May 13 to demo some ChatGPT and GPT-4 updates.
Ina Fried / Axios:
GPT-4o text and image capabilities are rolling out now to ChatGPT Plus and Team users; GPT-4o's voice version is coming soon; mysterious gpt2-chatbot was GPT-4o  —  - She said the new GPT-4o — that's a letter “o”, for “Omni” — is a “huge step forward when it comes to the ease of use” as well as speed.
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: the EU is set to issue new antitrust charges against Microsoft over concerns of undermining Teams competitors, despite the company offering concessions  —  Tech group's effort to avoid action by unbundling videoconferencing app from its other software appears to have failed
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Meta announces Travel Mode, in beta, for the Quest 2 and Quest 3 under “Experimental features”, as a way to optimize the headset for use on moving vehicles  —  Meta Quest 2 and Quest 3 headsets are picking up a useful new Travel Mode which makes the VR experience easier to use in moving vehicles including on an airplane.
Akash Sriram / Reuters:
Squarespace says private equity firm Permira plans to take the company private in a ~$6.9B all-cash deal, or $44 per share, a 15.2% premium on Friday's close  —  Private equity firm Permira will take Squarespace (SQSP.N) private in an all-cash deal valued at about $6.9 billion …
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Many US farmers had to halt their planting operations after a solar storm broke critical GPS and precision farming functionality in tractors and other equipment  —  The solar storm that brought the aurora borealis to large parts of the United States this weekend also broke critical GPS …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Google partners with HP to ship 3D video conferencing service Project Starline in 2025 and is working to support Zoom and Meet; Google unveiled Starline in 2021  —  In 2021, Google kicked off work on Project Starline, a corporate-focused teleconferencing platform that uses 3D imaging …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Top500: the Intel-powered Aurora supercomputer, not yet fully operational, came second behind the AMD-powered Frontier, but did take first in an AI benchmark  —  Aurora faces stability issues from hardware failures, cooling malfunctions, and operational errors.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 17.5 with cross-platform detection of unwanted tracking devices, EU app downloads from websites, Apple News+ features like offline mode, more  —  Apple today released iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, major updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Places, an AI-powered app to help employees on Outlook and Teams better coordinate in-office time, with Copilot integration coming this year  —  Microsoft is attempting to solve the hassle of coordinating with colleagues on when everyone will be in the office.
Bloomberg:
The EU designates Booking as a DMA gatekeeper, saying “holidaymakers will start benefiting from more choice and hotels will have more business opportunities”  —  - Travel site is designated as a ‘gatekeeper’ under EU's DMA  — X avoids rules for now as officials open probe into its status
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Sources: Kyle Vogt, who resigned as CEO of Cruise six months ago, raised $150M for The Bot Company, a household robot startup, at a $550M post-money valuation  —  Vogt, who resigned from the self-driving car company amid a crisis just six months ago, landed a $550 million valuation …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: gorgeous screen, blazing performance with M4, thin, front camera is in the right spot, but iPadOS can't keep up with the hardware  —  Apple's latest high-end tablet is a marvel of hardware design still in need of the software and accessories to really make it sing.
New York Times:
How Elon Musk uses X to back right-wing world leaders like Argentina's Javier Milei and India's Narendra Modi, who can 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 …

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