July 11, 2024, 4:20 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple and Google expand on their data portability initiative to let Google Photos users transfer their collections directly to iCloud Photos  —  Apple and Google have teamed up to introduce a new data portability tool that lets users transfer their Google Photos collections straight to iCloud Photos.
Brady Dale / Axios:
US prosecutors say crypto exchange BitMEX pled guilty to one count of Bank Secrecy Act violations by operating without an adequate AML program from 2015 to 2020  —  - U.S. agencies are paying attention now, and they are aggressively reviewing those early practices, as we've seen again and again recently.
Ryan Gould / Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet shelves efforts to acquire HubSpot after the companies failed to reach a point of detailed discussions around due diligence; HUBS drops 10%+  —  - Parties didn't get to due-diligence stage in deal talks  — An acquisition would have been among the biggest this year
Eduardo Baptista / Reuters:
A survey of 1,600 decision makers in key global markets: 83% of Chinese respondents said they've adopted generative AI vs. 65% in the US and 54% global average  —  China is leading the world in adopting generative AI, a new survey shows, the latest sign the country is making strides …
Janko Roettgers / Lowpass:
A US court grants Redbox owner Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Chapter 7 bankruptcy, paving the way for shutting down Redbox and liquidating its assets  —  Court hearing included allegations of fraud  —  Redbox is shutting down, corporate parent is being liquidated
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google updates Gemini for Android to work better with foldables, expands Circle to Search, and more; the Galaxy Watch7 and Watch Ultra will ship with Wear OS 5  —  Along with Samsung's launch of new devices such as the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 at Unpacked 2024, and the new Galaxy Watches …
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Evan Gorelick / Bloomberg:
OpenAI and Los Alamos National Laboratory announce a partnership to evaluate how multimodal AI models can be used safely by scientists in laboratory settings  —  - Study will look at risks, rewards of using AI for research  — AI startup has made several recent health and biotech deals
Source: Apple aims to ship 90M+ iPhone 16 series devices in 2024, after shipping about 81M iPhone 15s in H2 2023, as it counts on AI services to boost demand  —  - It's counting on AI features to fuel demand for the iPhone 16  — China's AI regulations could create uncertainties for Apple
Bhupendra Paintola / Inc42 Media:
Kearney-Amazon Pay survey of 6K consumers and 1K merchants in 120 Indian cities: 46% of street vendor transactions are digital, 90% prefer digital, and more  —  SUMMARY  —  As per the report by Amazon Pay and Kearney India, street vendors selling fruits, flowers and food get 46% of their total transactions through digital mode
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
A look at the rise in use of the sparkles emoji to market AI products as magic, as some say the imagery distracts from real-world issues the AI industry faces  —  Have you noticed artificial intelligence is looking a lot more sparkly lately?  But first...  Do you believe in magic?
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Ring hands-on: the $400 ring has a titanium frame, optical heart rate and skin temperature sensors, feels slimmer than the Oura Ring, and more  —  The hardware is solid.  The ideas are intriguing.  So long as it holds up in testing, Samsung could have a winner.
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