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May 14, 2024, 1:40 PM

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Google on YouTube:
A live stream of the Google I/O 2024 keynote  —  It's time to I/O!  Tune in to learn the latest news, announcements, and AI updates from Google.  To watch this keynote with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/live/ 6rP2rEWs …
Pranav Dixit / Engadget:
Kylie Robison / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says AWS CEO Adam Selipsky is stepping down, replaced by Matt Garman, effective June 3; Selipsky joined AWS in 2005 and became CEO in 2021  —  Matt Garman, the SVP of AWS sales, marketing, and global services at Amazon, will replace Selipsky as CEO.
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony Interactive Entertainment announces two new CEOs: Hermen Hulst, who will lead studios, and Hideaki Nishino, who will lead platforms, effective June 1  —  Hulst will lead the Studios business, while Nishino takes charge of the platform side  —  News by Christopher Dring Head of Games B2B
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Sony reports Q4 revenue up 14% YoY to ~$22.4B, above ~$18.5B est., operating profit up 57% YoY to ~$1.5B, and 20.8M PS5 units sold in FY 2023, below guidance  —  Sony on Tuesday reported a 7% drop in annual profits in the fiscal year 2023, dragged down by a decline in its financial services division.
Ethan Mollick / One Useful Thing:
A look at OpenAI's GPT-4o and the decision to let all users access the model, helping to democratize AI and make it more present and connected to human systems  —  A new model opens up new possibilities  —  Today, OpenAI released a new AI model, GPT-4o, with some interesting capabilities.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says Comcast plans to launch StreamSaver, a bundle of Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+, later this month at a “vastly reduced price”  —  Get ready for the next cable-like streaming bundle: Comcast later this month will launch a three-way bundle …
Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk:
A Dutch judge finds Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev guilty and sentences him to 64 months for money laundering; Pertsev was first jailed in August 2022  —  Alexey Pertsev was first jailed in the Netherlands in August 2022.  — Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev was sentenced to 64 months in jail for money laundering
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
The US plans to sharply raise tariffs on imports from China, including chips, EVs, and batteries, impacting $18B of products; chip tariffs will double from 2025  —  Action designed to protect American jobs, as Joe Biden campaigns for votes across rustbelt  —  The Biden administration …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to shut down its enterprise tool Workplace in September 2025, making it read-only until May 2026; Workplace had 7M+ paid subscribers in May 2021  —  Facebook once had big ambitions to be a major player in enterprise communication and productivity, but today the social network's parent company Meta …
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Square Enix's stock falls 16%, its biggest decline in 13 years, after President Takashi Kiryu said sales of its AAA games, exclusive to PlayStation, fell short  —  - Big titles released on PlayStation fell short, president says  — Games development overhaul seen taking time to bear fruit
David Pierce / The Verge:
Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: gorgeous screen, thin, the M4 is fast, and the front camera is in the right spot on the side, but iPadOS lags behind 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.
Chris Kerr / Game Developer:
SEC filing: Unity Create CPO and CTO Marc Whitten is stepping down on June 1, less than one year after becoming entangled in the company's Runtime Fee fiasco  —  Unity executive Marc Whitten is stepping down on June 1, 2024, less than a year after becoming entangled in the company's Runtime Fee fiasco.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
Dell appears to have suffered another data breach where ~30K customer service records were scraped, following its recent breach that affected 49M customers  —  The person who claimed to have stolen the physical addresses of 49 million Dell customers appears to have taken more data from a different Dell portal, TechCrunch has learned.
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Reuters:
The US orders China-linked crypto mining company MineOne to sell its property near an Air Force base in Wyoming within 120 days, citing national security risks  —  The White House on Monday gave a Chinese-linked company and its partners 120 days to sell property they had bought near …
Bloomberg:
Polymarket, a decentralized prediction and betting market with a focus on elections, has raised $70M across two rounds, the most recent led by Founders Fund  —  - Founders fund, Buterin Back $70 Million Polymarket fundraising  — Polymarket has become a major platform for election bettors
Matt Ogg / Business News Australia:
Sydney-based Data Zoo, maker of automated know your customer software, raised a AU$35M Series A led by Ellerston JAADE  —  Data Zoo founder and chairman Tony Fitzgibbon (left) with the company's new CEO Charlie Minutella (right).  —  A Sydney-headquartered company that provides automated know your customer …
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