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June 26, 2024, 9:55 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
OpenAI says the ChatGPT macOS app is now available to all users, after initially rolling it out to Plus subscribers  —  Over the last month, OpenAI has gradually been rolling out its first-ever ChatGPT app for Mac with Plus subscribers.  Starting today, however, OpenAI says that the ChatGPT app for macOS is now available to everyone.
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI delays the release of its advanced Voice Mode for ChatGPT by a month to address safety issues and plans to roll out the feature to Plus users in the fall  —  - Company says it needs extra month to “reach our bar to launch”  — Voice feature was a key focus at launch event in mid-May
Bloomberg:
Sensor Tower: Nexon's Dungeon & Fighter Mobile generated $270M on iOS in China in the 30 days after its May 21 launch, marking Tencent's biggest release in 2024  —  - ‘Dungeon & Fighter Mobile’ is off to a hot start in China  — The Nexon-produced game is Tencent's biggest release this year
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google drops continuous scroll in Search, saying it didn't lead to significantly higher user satisfaction and that pagination enables serving results faster  —  Google Search will stop its continuous scroll user experience where Google loads more results as you scroll past the first page of the search results.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung schedules its next Galaxy Unpacked event for July 10 at 9AM ET in Paris, where Galaxy AI updates, the Galaxy Z Fold 6, and Z Flip 6 are expected  —  Samsung's next Unpacked summer launch event will take place on July 10th in Paris, France, the company announced on Tuesday.
Yueqi Yang / The Information:
Animoca Brands, which was valued at $6B in 2022, is considering an IPO in Hong Kong or the Middle East in 2025, four years after it was delisted in Australia  —  Animoca Brands, a crypto gaming and metaverse conglomerate valued at $6 billion in 2022, is considering a public listing in Hong Kong …
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Michael Nuñez / VentureBeat:
Anthropic debuts Projects, letting Claude.ai Pro and Team users work with chats, docs, code, and more in one place; each project has a 200K-token context window  —  Anthropic, the artificial intelligence company backed by Amazon, Google, and Salesforce, has launched a suite …
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
The RIAA's lawsuit against generative music startups will be the bloodbath AI needs and an object lesson in hubris for similarly unethical AI companies  —  Like many AI companies, Udio and Suno relied on large-scale theft to create their generative AI models.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Rainforest, which helps software companies “build and optimize” embedded financial services, raised a $20M Series A, bringing its total funding to $31.75M  —  Rainforest, a startup that embeds payment processing into other software platforms, has raised $20 million in Series A funding …
Bloomberg:
India sold 141MHz of spectrum for ~$1.3B in an auction, down from $19B in 2022, as the country's three remaining private operators rein in capital spending  —  - Bharti Airtel bought 97 MHz of airwaves for $820 million  — Analysts had forecast that demand for spectrum may be limited
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Some iPhone users running the latest iOS 18 beta report being able to send and receive RCS messages on select US carriers  —  As we reported yesterday, Apple has been getting ready to roll out RCS support on the iPhone with iOS 18.  However, doing so also requires mobile carriers to work …
Benjamin Taubman / Bloomberg:
Kaiko: spot bitcoin ETFs' launch in the US helped Bybit double its market share to 16% in March, crossing Coinbase to become the world's second-largest exchange  —  - Bitcoin ETFs helped Bybit's market share rise, Kaiko says  — Binance remains biggest exchange even after losing share
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
BCG, McKinsey, KPMG, and other consultants see rising demand for AI advisory services; BCG earns 20% of its revenue from AI-related work vs. 0% two years ago  —  Rattled by tech's latest trend, businesses have turned to advisers at Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey and KPMG for guidance on adopting generative artificial intelligence.

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