June 25, 2024, 11:55 AM

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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
In preliminary findings, the EU charges Microsoft with antitrust violations over concerns that it gave Teams an “undue advantage” by bundling it with Office  —  Allegations that software giant is ‘tying’ its video app to Office are the first such case against it in more than a decade
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple rejected Meta's overtures to integrate Llama into the iPhone months ago, in part because it sees Meta's privacy practices as not stringent enough  —  - Apple has been looking to forge agreements to use AI chatbots  — Report indicated that Apple and Meta are in discussions
Taras Buria / Neowin:
Windows 11 changed the initial setup process to enable the automatic backup of folders to OneDrive without asking permission, annoying and confusing many users  —  Microsoft has made OneDrive slightly more annoying for Windows 11 users.  Quietly and without any announcement …
Alexandra Alper / Reuters:
Sources: the US is probing China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom for possibly providing Americans' data to Beijing via the companies' US cloud services  —  The Biden administration is investigating China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom over concerns the firms could exploit access …
The Information:
Sources: Google has been developing a product for creating customizable chatbots, which could be modeled on celebrities, and plans to launch it as soon as 2024  —  Google wants chatbots that people can hang with—not just pelt with questions.  —  The search engine giant has been developing …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Etched, which is building Sohu, an inferencing chip that only runs transformer AI models, raised a $120M Series A, bringing its total funding to $125.36M  —  As generative AI touches a growing number of industries, the companies producing chips to run the models are benefitting enormously.
Quentyn Kennemer / The Verge:
Amazon plans to hold Prime Day 2024 on July 16 and July 17 in 23 countries, including the US, the UK, and Japan; India will get a Prime Day later this summer  —  As expected, Amazon's annual sales event for Prime subscribers will once again take place in mid-July.
Associated Press:
With an economy hobbled by Western sanctions and inflation, desperate Iranians are flocking to “tap-to-earn” crypto mini apps in Telegram like Hamster Kombat  —  Cab drivers and bikers tap away furiously on their mobile phones as they wait at red lights in the Iranian capital during an early June heatwave.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Sources: Amazon is working on an AI chatbot, codenamed Metis, designed to compete directly with ChatGPT; source: Metis is tentatively set to launch in September  —  - Amazon is working on a new AI service that competes with ChatGPT.  — The project is internally codenamed Metis.

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