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Epic Says Google Exaggerated Fortnite Game’s Security Risk

Google exaggerated the severity of a 2018 security vulnerability it detected in Epic Games’ Fortnite app, Epic alleged in a newly unredacted filing from its antitrust lawsuit against Google. Epic said Google publicly described the problem as more severe than Google employees deemed it to be because Google wanted to discourage Samsung phone customers from downloading the game via Samsung’s Galaxy...

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From left: Paul Graham, Garry Tan and Michael Seibel. Photos by Getty. Art by Mike Sullivan.
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Y Combinator’s Garry Tan Goes to the Mat
Garry Tan was in his happy place. Surrounded by food trucks and techies basking in San Francisco’s September sun, the CEO of Y Combinator snapped selfies with entrepreneurs as he meandered through a crowd of 2,700 attendees at the startup accelerator’s annual alumni event.
Dave Rogenmoser, cofounder of Jasper. Photo via Getty.
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Jasper, an Early Generative AI Winner, Cuts Internal Valuation as Growth Slows
Jasper AI, an early darling of the generative artificial intelligence boom, has cut the internal value of its common shares 20%, according to former employees who were notified by the company.
Dave Rogenmoser, co-founder of Jasper. Photo by Bloomberg via Getty.
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AI Startups Are Facing a Reckoning
A reckoning may be coming for once-hot artificial intelligence startups. Among the most vulnerable: consumer apps (think Character.AI) and “thin wrapper” startups like CopyAI that merely provide a nice user interface on top of a third-party model from model developers like OpenAI.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Photo by Getty
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Nvidia Deepens Push Into AWS’ Turf
Nvidia’s ambition to compete with Amazon Web Services is growing. Nvidia is best known for designing server chips for artificial intelligence, but it has been running a nascent cloud service for corporate customers that develop AI with those chips.
Sam Altman and Mark Zuckerberg. Photos via Shutterstock and AP.
Meta, OpenAI Square Off Over Open Source AI
Artificial intelligence leaders and policymakers are divided on a key question: Are cutting-edge AI models too powerful to hand to just anyone?
The X (formerly Twitter) office in San Francisco on July 29. Photo by Bloomberg via Getty.
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Musk’s X Cuts Half of Election Integrity Team After Promising to Expand It
Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter , is cutting around half of the global team devoted to limiting disinformation and election fraud on the platform, including the head of the group, according to three people familiar with the situation.