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Infotech Headlines Today
[Wed-28-Feb-2024]

Updated: 29 mins ago

5 issues I have with Motorola's bendy phone bracelet - Pocket Lint

9 must-know Raspberry Pi tips and tricks - Pocket Lint

A comprehensive list of 2023 & 2024 tech layoffs - Techcrunch

A detailed look at the modern chip manufacturing process, involving more than a thousand precisely controlled steps to create a single integrated circuit (Financial Times) - Techmeme

A look at some government contractors that are helping US intelligence agencies and others use targeted mobile ads to track down people (Byron Tau/Wired) - Techmeme

A Major 'Stardew Valley' Update Is Coming in March - Wired

A Paranormal Activity game is coming in 2026 and it might actually be good - Engadget

A review of Claude, Gemini, GPT-4, Llama 2, and Mixtral found the models often gave inaccurate or misleading election information; GPT-4 was least inaccurate (Proof) - Techmeme

A US judge clears Chinese state-backed chipmaker Fujian Jinhua of economic espionage and other charges, over five years after the US blacklisted the company (Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Airtel launches Airtel Ads, a Demand-Side Platform for advertisers and agencies across Africa - TechMoran

AIs serve up 'garbage' to questions about voting and elections - Techcrunch

Amazon accused of using AI to 'replicate the voices' of actors in Road House remake - Engadget

Amazon Aggregator Thrasio Files For Bankruptcy - Slashdot

Amazon Bricks Long-Standing Fire TV Apps With New Update - Slashdot

Amazon Echo Hub Review: Bare-Bones Smart Display - Wired

Amazon's Road House reboot is accused of copyright infringement ' and AI voice cloning - The Verge

An analysis shows that on a cost basis, 42% of Apple Vision Pro components are made by Japanese companies, including Sony's displays and Kioxia's memory chips (Nikkei Asia) - Techmeme

An Apple modder added a USB-C port to the AirPods Max, and you can buy a kit to do the same - Engadget

Analysis: Vietnam's share in global smartphone exports grew from less than 1% in 2010 to 12% in 2022, while India's grew from <1% to 2.5%+ over the same period (The Hindu) - Techmeme

Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' Began Melting In Mid-20th Century, Study Finds - Slashdot

Apple cancels its autonomous electric car project and is laying off some workers - Techcrunch

Apple Cancels Work on Electric Car - Slashdot

Apple Sues To Win Trademarks For Augmented-Reality Software - Slashdot

Apple unplugs electric car project, reports say - BBC

Apple's electric car project is dead - The Verge

Apply to pitch at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024 in Boston - Techcrunch

Axel Springer and 31 other media groups in Europe file a $2.3B lawsuit against Google, alleging that they suffered losses due to its digital ad practices (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters) - Techmeme

Baidu reports Q4 revenue up 6% YoY to ~$4.9B and net income down 48% YoY to ~$366M, as chatbot Ernie, which has 100M+ users, began to augment its ads business (Zheping Huang/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Bend it like Beckham - Technext

Best Samsung TVs: QLED, Mini LEDs, and more - Pocket Lint

Biden signs executive order to stop Russia and China from buying Americans' personal data - Engadget

Black Tech Nation Ventures' diversity thesis undeterred by growing DEI backlash - Techcrunch

Breaking: SRD SASSA increases grant amounts for 2024 - Techcabal

Building Your Privacy-Compliant Customer Data Platform (CDP) with First-Party Data - Hackers News

Bumble cuts ~350 employees as dating apps face a reckoning - Techcrunch

Bumble looks to revive its friendship-focused BFF product in wake of dating app downturn - Techcrunch

Bumble reports Q4 revenue up 13% YoY to $273.6M, a $32M net loss, vs. $159.2M YoY, and plans to eliminate 350 roles, about 37% of its workforce (Ashley Capoot/CNBC) - Techmeme

Cardoso talks tough: Central Bank will 'do what it takes - Techcabal

CBN raises interest rates by 400 basis points as it moves to 'aggressive regulatory environment - Techcabal

Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack: BlackCat Hackers Quickly Returned After FBI Bust - Wired

Coverdash gathers insurance's biggest carriers so SMBs can get coverage in minutes - Techcrunch

Cybersecurity Agencies Warn Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Users of APT28's MooBot Threat - Hackers News

Dailyhunt in talks to acquire social network startup Koo - Techcrunch

Deel, the $12B HR startup, acquires Zavvy to step up consolidation play - Techcrunch

Dictators Used Sandvine Tech to Censor the Internet. The US Finally Did Something About It - Wired

Diffusion transformers are the key behind OpenAI's Sora ' and they're set to upend GenAI - Techcrunch

eBay reports Q4 revenue up 2% YoY to $2.56B, vs. $2.51B est., GMV up 2% to $18.6B, and net income up 8% to $728M, and announces an additional $2B stock buyback (Jon Swartz/MarketWatch) - Techmeme

Einstein Copilot: Your AI Assistant for CRM - Itnewsafrica

Elon Musk eats humble pie over unpaid bakery bill - BBC

Eufy's new 360-degree 4K camera doesn't need Wi-Fi or power outlets - The Verge

FBI Warns U.S. Healthcare Sector of Targeted BlackCat Ransomware Attacks - Hackers News

Filing: Applied Materials discloses "multiple subpoenas" as recently as February from US agencies, including the SEC, about the company's Chinese business (Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy (Sean Hollister/The Verge) - Techmeme

Fintech giant Stripe's valuation spikes to $65B in employee stock-sale deal - Techcrunch

Former Call of Duty designer to lead new NetEase studio - Engadget

Ghost Kitchens Are Advertising AI-Generated Food On DoorDash and Grubhub - Slashdot

Google appears to globally roll out "glanceable directions while navigating" on Maps, which shows real-time ETA and turn-by-turn directions on the lock screen (Chandraveer Mathur/Android Police) - Techmeme

Google CEO Calls AI Tool's Controversial Responses 'Completely Unacceptable - Slashdot

Google is reportedly paying publishers thousands of dollars to use its AI to write stories - Engadget



Infotech Headlines Yesterday
[Tue-27-Feb-2024]

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Glean wants to beat ChatGPT at its own game ' in the enterprise - Techcrunch

Glean, which uses AI to offer unified search across apps used at a company, raised a $200M+ Series D at a $2.2B valuation and says annualized revenue hit $39M (Jordan Novet/CNBC) - Techmeme

Google announces new Android features at MWC 2024 - Pocket Lint

Google Steps Up Microsoft Criticism, Warns of Rival's Monopoly in Cloud - Slashdot

Googles Latest AI Model, Gemini, Faces Scrutiny Over Image Generation Accuracy - TechMoran

Hacker Uses Raspberry Pi and AI To Block Noisy Neighbor's Music - Slashdot

Half of College Graduates Are Working High School Level Jobs - Slashdot

Historic spacecraft landing double-header from Varda, Intuitive Machines - Techcrunch

Honda doubles down on hydrogen with new fuel cell-powered SUV - The Verge

Hopin, the struggling virtual events startup valued at $7.75B in 2021, enters liquidation for its UK parent company as it moves its HQ to Delaware in the US (Sifted) - Techmeme

How the Pentagon Learned to Use Targeted Ads to Find its Targets'and Vladimir Putin - Wired

How To Ensure Business Continuity' Invest In DDoS Protection - Itnewsafrica

How to force Google Chrome to show any website in dark mode - Pocket Lint

How to leave a WhatsApp group without everyone knowing - Pocket Lint

How To Make Your Phone Vibrate - TechMoran

How to Monitor Your Kids Smartphone Without Their Knowledge - TechMoran

How to print JAMB 2024 mock exam slip - Techcabal

How To Print The JAMB Mock Exam Slip - TechCity

How to Update Apps on an Android Tablet or Phone - TechMoran

Humane reveals first international market for the Ai Pin, partnering with South Korea's SK Telecom - Techcrunch

I've seen the future of wireless charging, and I want it in my kitchen counters - The Verge

IFC announces 100 women startups to receive growth support through 'She Wins Africa - Technext

In amended filings, Alibaba discloses previously unknown stakes by the Chinese government in more than 12 business units, following an inquiry by the US SEC (Sarah Zheng/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Initia raises $7.5M seed round to simplify blockchain development - Techcrunch

Inkitt, a self-publishing platform using AI to develop bestsellers, books $37M led by Khosla - Techcrunch

Inkitt, the self-publishing site that wants to use AI to pick and tweak the most compelling stories to distribute on its Galatea app, raised a $37M Series C (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) - Techmeme

Instagram is working on a 'Friend Map' feature that would let you track friends' locations - Techcrunch

Intenseye, which uses computer vision to spot risks and enhance workplace safety, raised a $64M Series B led by Lightspeed, bringing its total funding to $90M (Saritha Rai/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Internal docs: Tumblr staff compiled users' data in preparation for deals where Automattic would sell the data to OpenAI and Midjourney to train AI tools (Samantha Cole/404 Media) - Techmeme

Is Nigeria putting the cart before the horse with its AI ambitions - Techcabal

ITU secures $9 billion commitments from mobile operators to boost global connectivity - TechMoran

KCB and MasterCard partner to expand payments in East Africa - TechMoran

Kenya Gets Green Light for Maisha Namba Digital ID Rollout - TechMoran

Lapse, a photo app that makes users wait to share unedited pictures as they are "developed" like film, raised a $30M Series A, sources say at a $150M valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) - Techmeme

Lapse, the app turning your phone into an old-school camera, snaps up $30M - Techcrunch

Lenovo's New Integrated Edge AI Solutions for Telco - Itnewsafrica

Lizcore's sport tracking system is minimalist enough for indoor climbers to actually use - Techcrunch

Mastercard and Ugandas Ministry of ICT partner to advance digital inclusion - TechMoran

Meta forms team to stop AI from tricking voters - BBC

Microsoft made a $16 million investment in Mistral AI - Techcrunch

Microsoft says its investment in Mistral AI amounts to 15M; EU regulators plan to analyze the investment, which could eventually lead to a formal investigation (Samuel Stolton/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Mobile OS maker Jolla is back and building an AI device - Techcrunch

MoneyHash raises $4.5M for its payment orchestration platform serving merchants in MENA - Techcrunch

Moove's $100m fund: Is Uber backing a partner or empowering drivers' 'oppression - Technext

MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including a 'rollable' Motorola concept phone - Techcrunch

MWC 2024: Motorola's Rollable Concept phone laughs at your silly foldable - Techcrunch

NASA's Crash Into an Asteroid May Have Altered Its Shape - Slashdot

Netflix confirms that it has started removing Apple iTunes billing for longtime subscribers, and now requires them to pay directly on its website (Wes Davis/The Verge) - Techmeme

Netflix Members With Older Subscriptions Might Get Cut Off if They Don't Update - Slashdot

Netflix removes grandfathered accounts' access to Apple iTunes billing - Engadget

Nevada Sues To Deny Kids Access To Meta's Messenger Encryption - Slashdot

New Hugging Face Vulnerability Exposes AI Models to Supply Chain Attacks - Hackers News

Nigerian forex traders in hiding one week after nationwide EFCC raid - Techcabal

NVIDIA GeForce Now gets pre-roll ads for free users - Engadget

Nvidia plans to start showing free-tier users of GeForce Now "up to two minutes" of video ads while waiting in queue to start a cloud gaming session (Sean Hollister/The Verge) - Techmeme

Nvidia's Free-tier GeForce Now Will Soon Show Ads While You're Waiting To Play - Slashdot

OjirehPrime becomes Pryme, seeks European banking licence - Techcabal

Olajumoke Adenowo joins Flutterwave's board as fintech giant pursues international expansion - Techcabal

One year after shutdown Botswana e-commerce startup Ponatshego owes customers $25,000 - Techcabal

OnePlus Watch 2 Launches With Wear OS 4, 100-Hour Battery - Slashdot

OnePlus Watch 2: Tried it, loved it, Pixel Watch who - Pocket Lint

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