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June 6, 2024, 4:15 AM

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David McCabe / New York Times:
Sources: the US DOJ will take the lead in investigating whether Nvidia has violated antitrust laws; the FTC will lead the inquiries into OpenAI and Microsoft  —  The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission agreed to divide responsibility for investigating three major players in the artificial intelligence industry.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia hits a $3T+ market cap, rising over 5% on July 5, and passes Apple at $2.99T as the second most valuable public US company, behind Microsoft  —  Nvidia passed Apple in market cap on Wednesday as investors continue betting on the chipmaker behind the artificial intelligence boom.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Carl Pei says smartphones will be the main AI form factor of the future, but the UX needs to be redefined, and Phone (3) will be Nothing's first true AI phone  —  Nothing CEO Carl Pei just published a video in which he makes two big claims: that smartphones are in fact the AI gadget of the future …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Humane tells Ai Pin owners that they should “immediately” stop using the charging case, citing issues with a battery cell that “may pose a fire safety risk”  —  Humane is telling AI Pin owners today that they should “immediately” stop using the charging case that came with its AI gadget.
Jenny Gross / New York Times:
Several London hospitals face major disruptions after a June 3 ransomware attack on Synnovis, which provides blood transfusion and other services to the NHS  —  A system used by several major London hospitals was targeted in a ransomware cyberattack, forcing the cancellation of services and the diversion of patients.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Stability AI releases Stable Audio Open, a text-to-audio model that generates up to 47 seconds of samples and sound effects, prohibited for commercial use  —  Stability AI, the startup behind the AI-powered art generator Stable Diffusion, has released an open AI model for generating sounds …
Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority:
In a UK compliance statement, Apple revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro Max will receive security updates for a minimum of five years from September 2023  —  Apple will support the latest iPhones for at least five years, less than the seven years guaranteed by Samsung and Google.  —  •  —  TL;DR
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google will store Maps Timeline data locally on users' devices instead of their Google account starting December 1, after announcing the change in December 2023  —  Google Maps is changing the way it handles your location data.  Instead of backing up your data to the cloud, Google will soon store it locally on your device.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Mistral introduces AI model customization options, including an SDK for fine-tuning its models on workstations, servers, and small data center nodes  —  French AI startup Mistral is introducing new AI model customization options, including paid plans, to let developers and enterprises fine-tune …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
The Greater Memphis Chamber says xAI plans to develop a new facility in Memphis to house a supercomputer and could receive tax breaks and other incentives  —  - Startup could receive tax breaks and other business incentives  — New facility would come on the heels of $6 billion fundraising
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google is acquiring software virtualization company Cameyo to deeply integrate virtualized Windows app support into ChromeOS, after a partnership in April 2023  —  Google is acquiring software virtualization company Cameyo in a push to deeply integrate virtualized Windows app support into ChromeOS.
Wired:
Investigation: 22M+ flight coordinates show how the US' first police drone program, in Chula Vista, California, impacts residents and raises privacy concerns  —  A WIRED investigation, based on more than 22 million flight coordinates, reveals the complicated truth about the first full-blown …
New York Times:
A look at the now-shuttered news site BNN Breaking, which former staff say mostly published AI-generated content; Microsoft had licensed BNN content for MSN.com  —  The news was featured on MSN.com: “Prominent Irish broadcaster faces trial over alleged sexual misconduct.”

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