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May 17, 2024, 4:55 AM

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Arasu Kannagi Basil / Reuters:
OpenAI and Reddit partner to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT and more via Reddit's Data API, bring new AI tools to Reddit, and make OpenAI a Reddit ad partner  —  Reddit (RDDT.N) has partnered with OpenAI to bring the social media platform's content to ChatGPT, the companies said on Thursday.
Carl Franzen / VentureBeat:
OpenAI says ChatGPT can now directly import files from Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, available to Plus, Team, and Enterprise users  —  The news from OpenAI this week continues: today, the company announced it has updated its signature large language model (LLM) chatbot ChatGPT …
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Take-Two announces a fall 2025 release date for GTA VI, reports Q4 bookings down 3% YoY to $1.35B, and lowers its FY 2025 bookings forecast from $7B+ to $5.55B+  —  - Game maker lowers forecast for 2025 bookings as a result  — The 2013 version of game has sold over 200 million copies
Wall Street Journal:
DOJ charges five people for allegedly duping 300+ US companies into hiring North Korea-linked remote IT workers and helping fund the country's nuclear program  —  Justice Department alleges Arizona woman and others helped foreign workers with North Korean connections get freelance gigs at U.S. companies
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
Sony Music sends letters to 700+ AI companies, developers, and music streaming platforms warning over the “unauthorized use” of Sony's content in training AI  —  Music group representing Adele and Beyoncé contacts more than 700 companies to prohibit use of content
Matthew Hutson / Wired:
A look at Maven, a new social network backed by Ev Williams, Sam Altman, and others, where users follow interests and topics instead of accounts  —  Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is backing a new social network called Maven, which trades likes and follows for algorithms designed to foster serendipity and deep discussion.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Meta starts testing TweetDeck-style customizable feeds on Threads that are stacked in a column interface on the web, available to selected users  —  Meta is starting to test a TweetDeck-like experience for Threads today.  It will allow Threads users to create customizable feeds that are stacked …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok is testing 60-minute videos, which would let media companies post full TV show episodes and put TikTok in even more direct competition with YouTube  —  TikTok is testing the ability for users to upload 60-minute videos, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple previews Vehicle Motion Cues, which adds animated dots to iPhone and iPad screens to reduce motion sickness for passengers using them in moving vehicles  —  Apple today announced new accessibility features coming to its devices later this year, and one feature in particular that is likely …
Stephanie Palazzolo / The Information:
AI coding startup Replit, which raised $220M+ and was last valued at $1B, lays off 30 employees, or 20% of its staff, and pivots to enterprise sales  —  Replit, a San Francisco-based startup developing an artificial intelligence-powered coding assistant, has laid off 30 employees …

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