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May 13, 2024, 1:35 PM

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OpenAI on YouTube:
A recording of OpenAI's Spring Update event, where it announced GPT-4o and a new ChatGPT desktop app  —  We'll be streaming live at 10AM PT Monday, May 13 to demo some ChatGPT and GPT-4 updates.
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Sudip Kar-Gupta / Reuters:
Brad Smith says Microsoft plans to invest €4B in France, mostly focused on the AI sector, and the company would 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 …
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