Filing: eBay plans to lay off ~500 employees, ~4% of its total workforce, to create space to invest in “new technologies, customer innovations, and key markets” (Reuters)

Reuters: Filing: eBay plans to lay off ~500 employees, ~4% of its total workforce, to create…

Microsoft announces AI-powered Bing search and Edge browser

Enlarge / A screenshot of Microsoft’s new Bing search with AI integrations from OpenAI. (credit: Microsoft)…

Gemini will contribute up to $100M to Genesis’ bankruptcy recovery, mainly for its Earn users, who had ~$900M of assets frozen when Genesis paused withdrawals (CNBC)

CNBC: Gemini will contribute up to $100M to Genesis’ bankruptcy recovery, mainly for its Earn users,…

Endless Seinfeld episode grinds to a halt after AI comic violates Twitch guidelines

Enlarge / A screenshot of Nothing, Forever showing faux-Seinfeld character Larry Feinberg performing a stand-up act.…

Microsoft’s Activision deal is the biggest test yet of the new alignment on antitrust enforcement between the US FTC, the European Commission, and the UK’s CMA (New York Times)

New York Times: Microsoft’s Activision deal is the biggest test yet of the new alignment on…

Until further notice, think twice before using Google to download software

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Searching Google for downloads of popular software has always come with risks,…

Financial influencers are pumping out videos promoting dubious ChatGPT get-rich-quick schemes, such as selling chatbot-generated tutorials on sites like Udemy (James Vincent/The Verge)

James Vincent / The Verge: Financial influencers are pumping out videos promoting dubious ChatGPT get-rich-quick schemes,…

Microsoft alleges attacks on French magazine came from Iranian-backed group

Enlarge Microsoft said on Friday that an Iranian nation-state group already sanctioned by the US government…

Internal messages: Twitter wants to charge brands $1,000 per month to keep their gold verification badges, plus $50 per month for each affiliated account (Erin Woo/The Information)

Erin Woo / The Information: Internal messages: Twitter wants to charge brands $1,000 per month to…

The newest feature in the Microsoft Store is more ads

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) If your main problem with the Microsoft Store is that you get too…