June 6, 2024, 1:10 PM

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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
After Microsoft eroded Windows users' trust with bad practices for years, Recall is a PR disaster, as users remain skeptical despite the company's assurances  —  The world is up-in-arms over Windows Recall, but why?  It stems from Microsoft's seeming lack of care for Windows and its users.
David McCabe / New York Times:
Sources: the US DOJ will take the lead in investigating whether Nvidia has violated antitrust laws; the US 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.
Wall Street Journal:
Source and documents: the US FTC sent civil subpoenas to Microsoft and Inflection AI seeking information about how and why they negotiated their partnership  —  Commission has sent subpoenas to tech giant and startup, asking whether their partnership evaded required government review
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New York Times:
Sources: as the Ai Pin flopped, with just ~10K orders by early April, Humane started talking to HP about selling itself for $1B+; Humane has raised $240M  —  Days before gadget reviewers weighed in on the Humane Ai Pin, a futuristic wearable device powered by artificial intelligence …
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Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail how Apple fell behind in the AI race: its AI team failing to collaborate with product teams, a lack of access to computing resources, and more  —  For those who saw them, the demonstrations inside Apple increase earlier this decade of a revamped Siri offered a showcase …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google partners with RapidSOS, a platform for emergency first responders, to let users contact 911 via RCS, starting in winter 2024  —  Google said today it is partnering with RapidSOS, a platform for emergency first responders, to enable users to contact 911 through RCS (Rich Messaging Service).
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia hit a $3T+ market cap on June 5, rising over 5% and passing Apple at $2.99T as the second most valuable public US company, behind Microsoft at $3.15T  —  Nvidia passed Apple in market cap on Wednesday as investors continue betting on the chipmaker behind the artificial intelligence boom.
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
How Suicide Squad became the biggest video game flop of 2024 so far, including a tumultuous development and delayed release; WBD took a $200M loss on the game  —  After seven years of tumultuous development, Warner Bros. took a $200 million loss on the Rocksteady game
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google plans to store Maps Timeline data locally on users' devices instead of their Google account from 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.
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 …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The FBI urges LockBit ransomware victims to reach out after getting 7,000+ decryption keys to recover data for free; police seized 2,500+ keys in February 2024  —  The FBI urges past victims of LockBit ransomware attacks to come forward after revealing that it has obtained …
Caitlin Ostroff / Wall Street Journal:
eBay emails customers to say the service will drop American Express cards as a payment option because of “unacceptably high” transaction fees, from August 17  —  - Online marketplace calls Amex fees ‘unacceptably high’  — Change to take effect Aug. 17; Amex defends its fees
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 …
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Discord adds new monetization features for developers and plans to halve the 30% platform fee to 15% for their first $1M in cumulative gross sales  —  Discord is introducing new tools and monetization features that aim to make it easier for app developers to make money by selling premium perks via storefronts on the platform.

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