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June 13, 2024, 6:55 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple isn't paying OpenAI as part of their partnership and aims to eventually make money from AI by striking revenue-sharing deals with chatbot owners  —  - The iPhone maker isn't paying OpenAI to use the chatbot  — Apple announced OpenAI agreement as part of AI push this week
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Sources: OpenAI's annualized revenue hits $3.4B, up from $1B in summer 2023 and $1.6B in late 2023, with $3.2B from subscriptions to its chatbots and API fees  —  OpenAI has more than doubled its annualized revenue to $3.4 billion in the past six months or so, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has told staff …
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
AI search engine Perplexity says it was working on revenue-sharing deals with publishers when Forbes criticized it for misusing content from Forbes and others  —  The Scoop  —  Perplexity, the AI search startup that recently came under fire from Forbes for allegedly misusing its content …
Kyodo News:
Japan passes a law that prohibits Apple and Google from limiting the sale of third-party apps and services that compete with native iOS and Android offerings  —  Japan's parliament enacted Wednesday a law to promote competition in smartphone app stores by restricting tech giants Apple Inc …
Bloomberg:
Terraform Labs agrees to pay $4.47B to resolve an SEC lawsuit, after a jury in April 2024 found the company and Do Kwon liable for fraud following a civil trial  —  - Deal includes $204.3 million payment by founder Do Kwon  — Terraform, Kwon found liable for fraud in April civil trial
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says ChromeOS will soon be developed on portions of the Android stack, including its Linux kernel and frameworks, to bring AI features to users faster  —  Google announced today that ChromeOS will be “developed on large portions of the Android stack” going forward.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Long-time Android Engineering VP Dave Burke steps down to explore “AI/bio” projects within Alphabet; sources say Platforms & Devices team is undergoing a reorg  —  Back in April, Google announced a merger of the Platforms & Ecosystems and Devices & Services divisions.
Joseph Cox / 404 Media:
A hacker says they breached Tile internal tools, including one for processing data for cops, and stole customer data like phone numbers, addresses, and Tile IDs  —  A hacker broke into systems used by Tile, the tracking company, then stole a wealth of customer data and had access to internal company tools.
Samuel K. Moore / IEEE Spectrum:
MLCommons shares results from its MLPerf 4.0 training benchmarks, which added Google's and Intel's AI accelerators; Nvidia H100 GPUs topped all nine benchmarks  —  For years, Nvidia has dominated many machine learning benchmarks, and now there are two more notches in its belt.
Sharon Goldman / Fortune:
Sources detail Amazon's struggles to build a new generative AI-powered Alexa, including privacy concerns keeping Alexa's teams from using Anthropic's Claude  —  “Alexa, let's chat.”  —  With that phrase, David Limp, at the time Amazon's head of devices and services, showed off …

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