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    ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and Nvidia release free code-generating AI models StarCoder2-3B/7B/15B, the first two of which can run on most modern consumer GPUs

    Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and Nvidia release free code-generating AI models StarCoder2-3B/7B/15B, the...

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    Sources: the US SEC sent a subpoena to OpenAI in December 2023, seeking internal records, following the board's decision in November to fire Sam Altman as CEO

    Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal: Sources: the US SEC sent a subpoena to OpenAI in...

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    Alibaba is cutting prices for over 100 core cloud products in China by up to 55%, and 20% on average, including data storage and elastic computing products

    Bloomberg: Alibaba is cutting prices for over 100 core cloud products in China by up to...

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    FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposes subjecting carmakers to the Safe Connections Act to protect domestic abuse survivors from misuse of internet car systems

    Reuters: FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposes subjecting carmakers to the Safe Connections Act to protect domestic...

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    Coinbase says all services on its website have been restored after an issue on February 28 caused some users to see a zero balance in their accounts

    Reuters: Coinbase says all services on its website have been restored after an issue on February...

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    Webull plans to go public via a SPAC merger with SK Growth Opportunities around September 2024 and expects to raise ~$100M, valuing the online brokerage at $7B+

    Hannah Miao / Wall Street Journal: Webull plans to go public via a SPAC merger with...

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    Sources detail Apple's $10B+ car project: years of disagreements on whether it should be a self-driving car or just an EV, talks with Musk on buying Tesla, more

    New York Times: Sources detail Apple's $10B+ car project: years of disagreements on whether it should...

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    Doc: EU regulators are probing whether Microsoft is preventing its customers from buying software that competes with its Entra ID identity management service

    Aaron Holmes / The Information: Doc: EU regulators are probing whether Microsoft is preventing its customers...

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    Substack debuts direct messaging, letting users have private one-on-one conversations; by default, users will only receive DMs from people they're connected to

    Aisha Malik / TechCrunch: Substack debuts direct messaging, letting users have private one-on-one conversations; by default,...

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    Sources: cloud storage service Egnyte has hired underwriters for a US IPO as early as this year that could value it at $3B+; Egnyte was valued at $460M in 2018

    Reuters: Sources: cloud storage service Egnyte has hired underwriters for a US IPO as early as...

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    Gemini agrees to return over $1B to customers and pay a $37M fine in a settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services related to Gemini Earn

    Leo Schwartz / Fortune: Gemini agrees to return over $1B to customers and pay a $37M...

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    HP reports Q1 revenue down 4.4% YoY to $13.19B, vs. $13.56B est., Personal Systems revenue down 4% YoY to $8.8B, and Printing revenue down 5% YoY to $4.4B

    Reuters: HP reports Q1 revenue down 4.4% YoY to $13.19B, vs. $13.56B est., Personal Systems revenue...

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    Snowflake says that CEO Frank Slootman is retiring, and reports Q4 revenue up 32% YoY to $774.7M and Q1 product revenue guidance below est.; SNOW drops 20%+

    Jonathan Vanian / CNBC: Snowflake says that CEO Frank Slootman is retiring, and reports Q4 revenue...

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    Salesforce reports Q4 revenue up 11% YoY to $9.29B, vs. $9.2B est., FY 2025 revenue guidance below est., and announces a $10B increase in its share buyback plan

    Jon Swartz / MarketWatch: Salesforce reports Q4 revenue up 11% YoY to $9.29B, vs. $9.2B est.,...

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    EA plans to cut 5% of its workforce, part of a plan that includes reducing office space and sunsetting some games; EA employed 13,400 workers as of March 2023

    Alex Koller / CNBC: EA plans to cut 5% of its workforce, part of a plan...

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    Bloomberg data: BlackRock's bitcoin ETF set a single day trading volume record of $1.3B+ on February 26, beating its launch day record of $1B+; BTC hits ~$55K

    RT Watson / The Block: Bloomberg data: BlackRock's bitcoin ETF set a single day trading volume...

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    Sources: the BlackCat ransomware gang is behind the outage at UnitedHealth's technology unit that has disrupted services at pharmacies in the US for six days

    Reuters: Sources: the BlackCat ransomware gang is behind the outage at UnitedHealth's technology unit that has...

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    The US adds networking equipment company Sandvine to its entity list, banning it from obtaining US tech, for supplying Egypt with equipment used for censorship

    Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg: The US adds networking equipment company Sandvine to its entity list, banning...

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    The CTO for US Central Command says AI developed for Project Maven was used to narrow down targets for 85+ air strikes in the Middle East on February 2

    Katrina Manson / Bloomberg: The CTO for US Central Command says AI developed for Project Maven...

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    Expedia plans to cut about 1,500 roles this year, mainly in its Product & Technology division; the company had 17,100 employees at the end of 2023

    Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Expedia plans to cut about 1,500 roles this year, mainly in its...

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    Sources: Shein is in the early stages of exploring a London IPO, as it has judged unlikely that the SEC will approve its IPO in the US

    Bloomberg: Sources: Shein is in the early stages of exploring a London IPO, as it has...

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    Canada introduces the Online Harms Act, which aims to hold platforms responsible for reducing exposure to damaging content and create a digital safety regulator

    Randy Thanthong-Knight / Bloomberg: Canada introduces the Online Harms Act, which aims to hold platforms responsible...

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    Unity reports Q4 revenue up 35% YoY to $609M, vs. $551M est., but down 2% YoY to $510M excluding a Wētā FX deal, Q1 sales guidance far below est.; U drops 15%+

    Emily Bary / MarketWatch: Unity reports Q4 revenue up 35% YoY to $609M, vs. $551M est.,...

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    Zoom reports Q4 revenue of $1.15B, up 2.6% YoY, vs. $1.13B est., Enterprise revenue of $667M, up 4.9% YoY, and announces a $1.5B stock buyback; ZM jumps 10%+

    Brody Ford / Bloomberg: Zoom reports Q4 revenue of $1.15B, up 2.6% YoY, vs. $1.13B est.,...

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    While Google paused Gemini's image generation, its text generation tool also offers some absurd responses, highlighting the need for flourishing open source AI

    Ben Thompson / Stratechery: While Google paused Gemini's image generation, its text generation tool also offers...

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    Researchers detail a spam campaign using hijacked abandoned domains and subdomains from reputable brands like eBay and VMware to send ~5M malicious emails daily

    Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer: Researchers detail a spam campaign using hijacked abandoned domains and subdomains from...

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    During oral arguments, justices seemed reluctant to completely strike down Texas and Florida social media laws but worried about impacts to companies' 1A rights

    Bloomberg: During oral arguments, justices seemed reluctant to completely strike down Texas and Florida social media...

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    Q&A with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about the Indian market, competition, achieving profitability, regrets about selling UberEats in India, regulations, more

    The Economic Times: Q&A with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi about the Indian market, competition, achieving profitability,...

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    A roundup of oral arguments made in the Supreme Court for a pair of cases involving Florida and Texas social media laws that impose strict limits on moderation

    Washington Post: A roundup of oral arguments made in the Supreme Court for a pair of...

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    How AI is changing the adult entertainment industry, raising concerns about performers' compensation and rights to their likeness, abuse prevention, and more

    Tatum Hunter / Washington Post: How AI is changing the adult entertainment industry, raising concerns about...

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    Research: the all-time, total amount invested in crypto and blockchain-related companies crosses $90B, with ~$1.3B invested across 230+ deals so far in 2024

    RT Watson / The Block: Research: the all-time, total amount invested in crypto and blockchain-related companies...

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    What to expect at MWC 2024: smartphone launches from Xiaomi and others, OnePlus Watch 2, Brain.ai's “app-less phone” and other experimental concepts, and more

    Jon Porter / The Verge: What to expect at MWC 2024: smartphone launches from Xiaomi and...

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    Japan plans to give up to $4.86B more in subsidies to help TSMC build a second chip fabrication plant in Kumamoto

    Reuters: Japan plans to give up to $4.86B more in subsidies to help TSMC build a...

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    PermitFlow, which develops end-to-end workflow and automation software for construction permitting, raised a $31M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins

    Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: PermitFlow, which develops end-to-end workflow and automation software for construction permitting,...

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    In a letter to Elon Musk, Rep. Mike Gallagher says SpaceX may be in breach of DOD contracts after sources say Starshield is inactive around Taiwan for US troops

    David Jeans / Forbes: In a letter to Elon Musk, Rep. Mike Gallagher says SpaceX may...

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    Filing: Google said Microsoft offered to sell Bing to Apple in 2018, but Eddy Cue said Microsoft had search quality issues and was investing less than Google

    Jordan Novet / CNBC: Filing: Google said Microsoft offered to sell Bing to Apple in 2018,...

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    Sources: Broadcom is nearing a $3.8B deal to sell its end-user computing unit to private equity firm KKR

    Milana Vinn / Reuters: Sources: Broadcom is nearing a $3.8B deal to sell its end-user computing...

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    Reddit's S-1 shows how dependent the site is on the unpaid labor of 60K active daily moderators and the whims of its users and subreddits like r/WallStreetBets

    Dave Lee / Bloomberg: Reddit's S-1 shows how dependent the site is on the unpaid labor...

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    How tensions between past and present leaders of Sequoia, which had a reputation for quiet competence, have spilled into the open with the Klarna boardroom spat

    Financial Times: How tensions between past and present leaders of Sequoia, which had a reputation for...

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    Many redditors say they are not enthusiastic about Reddit's IPO and expect CEO Steve Huffman to run the site into the ground while trying to make it profitable

    Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge: Many redditors say they are not enthusiastic about Reddit's IPO and...

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    In Reddit's S-1, Steve Huffman offers a look at the site's beginnings without naming co-founder Alexis Ohanian, reflecting their schism during the BLM protests

    Paresh Dave / Wired: In Reddit's S-1, Steve Huffman offers a look at the site's beginnings...

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    FTX agrees to sell FTX Europe back to its founders for $32.7M, drops a lawsuit seeking back $323M it had spent to acquire the startup originally called DA AG

    Dietrich Knauth / Reuters: FTX agrees to sell FTX Europe back to its founders for $32.7M,...

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    How some news accounts on Instagram, including Mo News and Jessica Yellin, are gaining popularity even as the platform tries de-emphasizing political content

    New York Times: How some news accounts on Instagram, including Mo News and Jessica Yellin, are...

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    Global cumulative shipments of 5G smartphones crossed 2B in less than five years, a faster adoption rate than 3G or 4G; Apple and Samsung together shipped 1B

    Counterpoint Research: Global cumulative shipments of 5G smartphones crossed 2B in less than five years, a...

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    TSMC inaugurates its first plant in Kumamoto, Japan, paving the way to make smartphone and auto-related chips for Sony and Renesas by the end of 2024

    Nikkei Asia: TSMC inaugurates its first plant in Kumamoto, Japan, paving the way to make smartphone...

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    The US FTC claims in an administrative complaint that H&R Block steered customers to higher-cost online tax filing products and made them difficult to downgrade

    Lauren Feiner / The Verge: The US FTC claims in an administrative complaint that H&R Block...

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    In a first, the UK ICO orders the leisure center operator Serco to stop using facial recognition and fingerprint scanning to monitor attendance and pay workers

    Yasemin Craggs Mersinoglu / Financial Times: In a first, the UK ICO orders the leisure center...

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    Sources: some US lawmakers are pushing for an import ban on goods sold on Temu, saying the company hasn't done enough to stop suppliers from using forced labor

    The Information: Sources: some US lawmakers are pushing for an import ban on goods sold on...

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    New York City-based Fabric, which uses AI to automate clinical and administrative work in health care, raised a $60M Series A led by General Catalyst

    Priya Anand / Bloomberg: New York City-based Fabric, which uses AI to automate clinical and administrative...

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    Three years after Spotify's original announcement that it would launch a higher-quality audio subscription, the company has yet to roll out the feature

    Chris Welch / The Verge: Three years after Spotify's original announcement that it would launch a...