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May 14, 2024, 8:10 PM

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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google plans to roll out AI Overviews in Search to all US users by next week, and to more countries soon; they will be available to 1B+ users by the end of 2024  —  AI Overviews is rolling out to all US based searchers in Google Search, making AI Overviews available to hundreds of millions …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Google announces a private preview of a new Gemini 1.5 Pro version that can take in up to 2M tokens, twice its predecessor and rivals like Anthropic's Claude 3  —  Gemini, Google's family of generative AI models, can now analyze longer documents, codebases, videos and audio recordings than before.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Google debuts Veo, a text-to-video model that outputs at 1080p resolution, and Imagen 3, its highest quality image generation model with improved text rendering  —  It's also targeting recording artists with Music AI Sandbox.  —  It's all AI all the time at Google I/O!
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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google announces AI-powered scam call detection on Android, a chatty new voice mode with its Gemini Live feature, and voice and video search with Google Lens  —  Google I/O just ended — and it was packed with AI announcements.  As expected, the event focused heavily on Google's Gemini AI models …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Google teases Project Astra, a camera-based AI app to process visual data in real time, and showed a person wearing a pair of smart glasses using the feature  —  It'll even remember things it saw that are no longer in the frame.  —  Deputy Editor, Reviews
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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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Apple says it prevented $7B+ in “potentially fraudulent transactions” on the App Store from 2020 through 2023, including $1.8B+ in 2023, down from $2B+ in 2022  —  Apple released new data about anti-fraud measures related to its operation of the iOS App Store on Tuesday morning …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to shut down its enterprise tool Workplace in August 2025, making it read-only until May 2026; Meta will continue to use the product internally  —  Facebook once had big ambitions to be a major player in enterprise communication and productivity, but today the social network's parent company Meta …
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
Callum Booth / The Verge:
Hands on with Setapp's alternative iOS app store in invite-only beta: currently has 13 apps, installing the store involves a dozen screen interactions, and more  —  A subscription-based alternative offering nag-free software. … There's been little for Europeans to celebrate since …
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 …

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