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OpenAI ordered to stop processing data in Italy over GDPR concerns

OpenAI has been ordered by Italy's data protection authority to stop processing people's data locally over concerns that the company's ChatGPT maker is breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Judge dismisses Phhhoto’s antitrust suit against Meta over Boomerang app

A lawsuit filed in late 2021 by now-defunct social app Phhhoto against Meta alleging violation of federal antitrust law has been thrown out by a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Celebrities Refuse to Pay for Blue Check Verification on Twitter’s New Subscription Service

On April 1, Twitter announced that it will remove blue checks from “legacy verified” users who don’t sign up for a Twitter Blue subscription, a move that is part of new owner Elon Musk’s plan to make Twitter profitable

Bluesky: Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Alternative Building a Marketplace of Algorithms

Bluesky, Jack Dorsey’s Twitter alternative, is still in its early stages and remains invite-only

Stability AI CEO hints at IPO plans, calls for transparency in AI governance

During the Cerebral Valley AI Conference in San Francisco on Thursday, Emad Mostaque, the CEO and founder of Stability AI, revealed that he plans to take the open-source platform public within the next few years

Hindenburg claims Block overstated Cash App users, understated acquisition costs

Hindenburg Research, a US-based short seller, has claimed that Block, the payments company led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, inflated Cash App user counts for years, confirming Hindenburg's earlier allegations

US Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill Targeting Google and Facebook’s Advertising Dominance

A group of bipartisan senators in the United States introduced a new bill on Thursday aimed at regulating online advertising and reducing the clout of major tech companies such as Google and Facebook

Amazon’s Audible Tests Advertisements in Audiobooks for Non-Paying Users

Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, has begun testing advertisements in its audiobooks. The experiment is currently limited to non-paying users

Amazon Enables T-Mobile Customers to Make Hands-Free Calls with Alexa-Enabled Devices

Amazon has recently introduced a new feature that allows T-Mobile customers to use their Alexa-enabled devices, such as Echo Dot or Echo Show, to make or receive hands-free Wi-Fi call

Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 to Have USB-C Charging, Analyst Predicts

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated that the AirPods referenced in the update are likely the USB-C version of the AirPods Pro 2, which is set for mass shipments between the second and third quarter of 2023

Gordon Moore, Co-Founder of Intel and Creator of Moore’s Law, Dies at 94

Gordon Moore, a pioneer in the field of semiconductors and co-founder of Intel Corporation, passed away at the age of 94 in Hawaii

Pinterest introduces shopping capabilities to Shuffles collage-making app

Pinterest has announced that it is testing ways to integrate its collage-making app, Shuffles, into the platform

First Citizens to Acquire Failed Silicon Valley Bank in $16.5 Billion Discount Deal

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Rocket Lab Secures Deal with Mystery Mega Constellation Customer for Thousands of Reaction Wheels Per Year

Rocket Lab, a company primarily known for its launch capabilities, has expanded its business to include designing, manufacturing, and selling satellite components and spacecraft

Microsoft Launches Revamped, Faster and More Intelligent Teams Chat App

Microsoft has announced the launch of a new beta version of its popular Microsoft Teams chat application, which the company has rebuilt from scratch to be faster, more flexible, and smarter