Apple has removed Russia’s biggest social network from its App Stores around the world, according to media reports and a company statement. VKontakte is the country’s most popular social network and was founded in 2006. Apple told The Verge its removal was due to recent U.K. sanctions against Russian parties amid the country’s war with Ukraine. The removals also extend to other VK-made...
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OpenAI’s ChatGPT launched six months ago, igniting a boom in generative artificial intelligence. Since then, all manner of startups have emerged, building technology to compete with ChatGPT and developing services that use generative AI. Despite an otherwise cool funding environment, investors are jockeying to join the action. The most recent sign: The Information reported Wednesday that...
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