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Amazon said Monday that it plans to double the number of warehouses dedicated to making same-day deliveries to customers, a sign that the company still plans to spend on delivery infrastructure despite recent efforts to cut costs. Amazon currently offers same-day delivery for some items in 90 U.S. metropolitan areas, the company said. The company did not give a timeline for expanding its...

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OpenAI Hustles to Beat Google to Launch ‘Multimodal’ LLM
As fall approaches, Google and OpenAI are locked in a good ol’ fashioned software race, aiming to launch the next generation of large-language models: multimodal.
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To Reduce AI Costs, Google Wants to Ditch Broadcom as Its TPU Server Chip Supplier
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The Rise of Startups That Help Other Startups Evaluate LLMs
All but a handful of artificial intelligence startups typically fall into one of two camps. The first group uses a single large-language model, typically OpenAI’s GPT-4, to power their applications.
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How GitHub Copilot’s Co-Creator Raised $126 Million to Compete with His Former Employer
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Disney-Charter Deal Could Prompt More Cable TV-Streaming Bundles
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Instacart’s Secret Deals With Grocery Giants
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