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TikTok launches its Symphony AI suite for brands, using generative AI to let marketers write scripts, produce videos, and enhance current assets (Aisha Malik/TechCrunch)

    Aisha Malik / TechCrunch: TikTok launches its Symphony AI suite for brands, using generative AI to let marketers write scripts, produce videos, and enhance current assets  —  TikTok is the latest tech company to incorporate generative AI into its ads… Read More »TikTok launches its Symphony AI suite for brands, using generative AI to let marketers write scripts, produce videos, and enhance current assets (Aisha Malik/TechCrunch)

    Spotify begins rolling out Spotify Mix, a new bespoke typeface, replacing the Circular typeface variant on everything from playlists to marketing campaigns (Jess Weatherbed/The Verge)

      Jess Weatherbed / The Verge: Spotify begins rolling out Spotify Mix, a new bespoke typeface, replacing the Circular typeface variant on everything from playlists to marketing campaigns  —  Spotify’s latest update is visibly changing the audio streaming service to improve… Read More »Spotify begins rolling out Spotify Mix, a new bespoke typeface, replacing the Circular typeface variant on everything from playlists to marketing campaigns (Jess Weatherbed/The Verge)

      AWS plans to invest €15.7B in data centers in Spain’s Aragon region, replacing a 2021 plan to spend €2.5B; the Aragon government says the deal is over 10 years (Reuters)

        Reuters: AWS plans to invest €15.7B in data centers in Spain’s Aragon region, replacing a 2021 plan to spend €2.5B; the Aragon government says the deal is over 10 years  —  Tech giant Amazon’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing unit AWS will… Read More »AWS plans to invest €15.7B in data centers in Spain’s Aragon region, replacing a 2021 plan to spend €2.5B; the Aragon government says the deal is over 10 years (Reuters)

        Chinese automotive cybersecurity firm GoGoByte demonstrates a cheap and simple relay attack to unlock a Tesla Model 3 despite an ultra-wideband keyless system (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

          Andy Greenberg / Wired: Chinese automotive cybersecurity firm GoGoByte demonstrates a cheap and simple relay attack to unlock a Tesla Model 3 despite an ultra-wideband keyless system  —  Ultra-wideband radio has been heralded as the solution for “relay attacks” that… Read More »Chinese automotive cybersecurity firm GoGoByte demonstrates a cheap and simple relay attack to unlock a Tesla Model 3 despite an ultra-wideband keyless system (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

          Link-in-bio startup Linktree passes 50M users, up from 41M in December 2023 and 47M+ in March 2024, and launches a beta of its social commerce product (Lauren Forristal/TechCrunch)

            Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch: Link-in-bio startup Linktree passes 50M users, up from 41M in December 2023 and 47M+ in March 2024, and launches a beta of its social commerce product  —  Link-in-bio startup Linktree said on Wednesday that it has… Read More »Link-in-bio startup Linktree passes 50M users, up from 41M in December 2023 and 47M+ in March 2024, and launches a beta of its social commerce product (Lauren Forristal/TechCrunch)

            Sources: Amazon plans to make Alexa more conversational later in 2024, adding generative AI features, and will charge a fee to offset the cost of the tech (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

              Kate Rooney / CNBC: Sources: Amazon plans to make Alexa more conversational later in 2024, adding generative AI features, and will charge a fee to offset the cost of the tech  —  WATCH NOW  —  Amazon is upgrading its decade-old… Read More »Sources: Amazon plans to make Alexa more conversational later in 2024, adding generative AI features, and will charge a fee to offset the cost of the tech (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

              Cologne-based AI translation startup DeepL, which develops its own models, raised $300M led by Index Ventures at a $2B valuation and reports 100K+ customers (Isabelle Bousquette/Wall Street Journal)

                Isabelle Bousquette / Wall Street Journal: Cologne-based AI translation startup DeepL, which develops its own models, raised $300M led by Index Ventures at a $2B valuation and reports 100K+ customers  —  The round, led by Index Ventures, reflects businesses’ increasing… Read More »Cologne-based AI translation startup DeepL, which develops its own models, raised $300M led by Index Ventures at a $2B valuation and reports 100K+ customers (Isabelle Bousquette/Wall Street Journal)

                China releases an AI model trained on “Xi Jinping Thought” and other official literature, initially in research testing, a source says before a wider launch (Financial Times)

                  Financial Times: China releases an AI model trained on “Xi Jinping Thought” and other official literature, initially in research testing, a source says before a wider launch  —  Internet regulator uses Chinese leader’s political philosophy to help answer questions posed… Read More »China releases an AI model trained on “Xi Jinping Thought” and other official literature, initially in research testing, a source says before a wider launch (Financial Times)

                  Microsoft and UAE-based G42 plan to build a $1B geothermal-powered data center in Kenya, opening in about two years, to boost computing capacity in East Africa (Bloomberg)

                    Bloomberg: Microsoft and UAE-based G42 plan to build a $1B geothermal-powered data center in Kenya, opening in about two years, to boost computing capacity in East Africa  —  Project will create a Microsoft cloud region in East Africa and provide… Read More »Microsoft and UAE-based G42 plan to build a $1B geothermal-powered data center in Kenya, opening in about two years, to boost computing capacity in East Africa (Bloomberg)

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