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March 25, 2023


OpenAI’s ChatGPT gets support for a dozen application plug-ins

The plug-ins will enable companies to offer the AI-based natural language processor for their products, allowing users to ask detailed questions and get human-like answers.

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Financial Times

UK regulator U-turns on Microsoft’s $75bn Activision deal

The UK competition regulator has performed a U-turn on Microsoft’s $75bn acquisition of the Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard, clearing a huge roadblock to the deal’s global prospects. After reviewing what it called “new evidence …

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Wink News

Second Youth Pride Conference in Naples to focus on LGBTQ support

A chance for LGBTQ youth to explore LGBTQ-related issues facing them is what the organizers of the annual Youth Pride Conference hope to provide. The event takes place Saturday at the Naples United Church of Christ, where a room for this pride event …

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UK drops console concern over Microsoft-Activision deal

In findings based on new evidence, the Competition and Markets Authority said on Friday that it would not make financial sense for Microsoft to make “Call of Duty” exclusive to its Xbox console, and it would instead still have the incentive to continue to …

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Game on: Welsh companies leading the way at the Game Developers Conference

Some of Wales’ leading games development and software companies have been in San Francisco this week at the gaming industry’s largest annual gathering, thanks to Creative Wales and Welsh Government support.

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The Atlantic

Blue Check Marks Were Always Shameless

I was verified because I had an @theatlantic.com email address. On social media, as in reality television, accomplishment is less important than occupying the subject position of the accomplished. The verified badge signaled the second.

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Adding a ‘scary hour’ to your morning routine could be the secret to more productivity and focus

If you have a daunting to-do list in front of you (and who doesn’t?), there’s a new productivity hack that may be able to help you out. It’s called “scary hour” and it’s taking TikTok by storm. Although San Francisco-based advertising copywriter Laur …

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Researchers break into Tesla Model 3 at hackathon

Researchers at French cybersecurity firm Synacktiv are walking away with $350,000 and a new Tesla after hacking into a Tesla Model 3’s energy management and infotainment system during a hackathon this week. Driving the news: During this week’s Pwn2Own …

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Columbia Daily Tribune

GoCoMo bus route app no longer working for Android users. Workaround available

Riders with Android-based phones on Columbia buses now have to use a different way to access route updates and announcements. The GoCoMo application programming interface no longer is compatible with Android phones after a recent base Android system …

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UK narrows antitrust probe of Microsoft-Activision

Microsoft had criticized the CMA’s analysis and financial modeling in a response to the provisional findings, arguing that if it were to implement a “withholding strategy”, i.e., by making CoD exclusive to its own game console, it would forego “substantial …

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