May 31, 2024, 5:45 AM

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Dan Fitzpatrick / Forbes:
OpenAI unveils ChatGPT Edu, an “affordable” version for universities, including GPT-4o access, custom GPT creation, and higher message limits than the free tier  —  OpenAI has announced ChatGPT Edu.  This will be a specialized version of its AI platform designed specifically for universities.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify has initiated a refund process for its discontinued Car Thing dashboard device, as consumers file a lawsuit claiming Spotify misled them  —  Spotify is facing continued backlash over its decision to discontinue support for Car Thing, its in-car streaming device …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google explains AI Overviews' viral mistakes and updates its systems, including better detection of nonsensical queries and limiting satire and humor content  —  Google this afternoon published a long response about AI Overviews and their accuracy.  The Search feature launched at I/O 2024 …
Sources: TikTok is working on a clone of its recommendation algorithm for its US users that may result in a version that operates independently of ByteDance  —  TikTok is working on a clone of its recommendation algorithm for its 170 million U.S. users that may result in a version …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to overhaul Siri with more advanced AI, a move that will allow Siri to take command of all the features within apps for the first time  —  - The feature will be at the heart of renewed Apple push into AI  — Idea is to operate features within individual apps using voice
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
OpenAI disrupted five influence operations in the past three months that accessed its products to covertly manipulate public opinion or shape political outcomes  —  Covert propagandists have already begun using generative artificial intelligence to boost their influence operations.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Researchers claim just 2,107 US voters, mostly older, white Republican women, accounted for spreading 80% of the fake news on Twitter during the 2020 election  —  A pair of studies published Thursday in the journal Science offers evidence not only that misinformation on social media changes minds …
OpenAI is hiring research engineers to rebuild its robotics team; sources: the company plans to develop tech that robot makers will integrate into their systems  —  After disbanding its efforts to build a general purpose robot in 2020, the AI juggernaut is embarking on a new attempt …
Jaspreet Singh / Reuters:
Dell reports Q1 revenue up 6% YoY to $22.24B, vs. 21.64B est., and expects its adjusted gross margin rate to decline in FY 2025; DELL drops 18%+ after hours  —  Dell Technologies (DELL.N) said on Thursday it expects its adjusted gross margin rate to decline about 150 basis points in fiscal 2025 …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Meta begins rolling out TweetDeck-style customizable feeds on Threads globally, following a test that started earlier this month  —  Threads is widely rolling out a desktop site redesign that lets you customize your homepage with a series of feeds, similar to TweetDeck.
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Google rolls out new features to Android, including editing sent messages in Google Messages, improvements to instant hotspot, a Google Home widget, and more  —  Google is releasing seven new updates and features to make Android devices and services more useful.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Lumen details how malware bricked 600K+ routers connected to an autonomous system number belonging to a US ISP in October 2023; the ISP seems to be Windstream  —  An unknown threat actor with equally unknown motives forces ISP to replace routers.  —  One day last October …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A look at the different approaches to AI integration and modularization taken by Google, AWS, Microsoft, Nvidia, Meta, and Databricks, and the implications  —  Satya Nadella, in last week's Stratechery Interview, said in response to a question about Google and AI:
Larry Dignan / Constellation Research:
MongoDB reports Q1 revenue up 22% YoY to $450.6M, vs. $439.91M est., and cuts its Q2 and FY 2025 outlook on slower Atlas demand; MDB drops 25%+ after hours  —  MongoDB cut its second quarter and fiscal 2025 outlook as the company said it saw slower than expected demand for Atlas consumption and new workloads.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
On X, Paul Graham says claims about YC firing Sam Altman are “not true”, and Altman left because he wanted to work full-time on OpenAI as its CEO  —  In a series of posts on X on Thursday, Paul Graham, the co-founder of startup accelerator Y Combinator, brushed off claims …
Mike Corder / Associated Press:
Europol says police in Germany, the UK, the US, and others took down botnets spreading ransomware via infected emails, arrested four, and seized 2,000+ domains  —  Police coordinated by the European Union's justice and police agencies have taken down computer networks responsible …

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