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May 28, 2024, 11:35 AM

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Cade Metz / New York Times:
OpenAI creates a Safety and Security Committee to explore AI risks and begins training its new flagship AI model, which won't arrive for at least nine months  —  The advanced A.I. system would succeed GPT-4, which powers ChatGPT.  The company has also created a new safety committee to address A.I.'s risks.
xAI:
xAI raised a $6B Series B from Valor, Vy Capital, a16z, Sequoia, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding, and others, Elon Musk says at an $18B pre-money valuation  —  xAI is pleased to announce our series B funding round of $6 billion.  —  xAI is pleased to announce...
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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google unveils new AI features for Chromebook Plus devices, including Gemini, and says new Chromebook Plus owners will get a free year of Google One AI Premium  —  Google announced new AI-powered features today for its Chromebook Plus line of devices, such as a writing assistant …
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which collapsed in 2014, moves 140K+ bitcoin, worth ~$9B, to an unknown address, likely as part of a plan to repay creditors  —  Nearly 107,000 bitcoin have been moved since early Asian hours on Tuesday, with bitcoin shedding 1.2% on expectations of selling pressure.
Zachary Small / New York Times:
Hacking group RansomHub claims to be behind the cyberattack that hit Christie's and threatens to release sensitive information about the auction house's clients  —  The hacking group RansomHub is threatening to release “sensitive personal information” about the auction house's clients.
CNBC:
T-Mobile plans to acquire most of UScellular, including stores, some of the wireless operator's spectrum, and its customers, in a $4.4B deal, including $2B debt  —  Shares of U.S. Cellular popped nearly 6% Tuesday after T-Mobile announced that it plans to acquire most of the company …
Yuan Gao / Bloomberg:
Chinese government data: foreign-branded smartphone shipments, most of which are iPhones, rose 52% YoY to ~3.5M in April, after stabilizing in March 2024  —  - Official data for April showed Chinese mobile demand returning  — The iPhone's bad start to the year prompted retail price cuts
Washington Post:
A look at “prebunking”, or exposing people to low doses of misinformation with explanations to grow “mental antibodies” to disinformation, ahead of US elections  —  Election officials around the world are adopting “prebunking” campaigns, as AI and other threats jeopardize voting.
Stephanie Stacey / Financial Times:
Dating apps try to woo Gen Z women by boosting moderation tools and more; Tinder has consistently lost MAUs since 2021 and paid users fell under 10M in Q1 2024  —  Gen Z is a priority for Tinder and Bumble but threats and unsolicited material from potential suitors often turn users off

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