After Twitter last week purged blue check marks from the accounts of users who hadn’t subscribed to its Twitter Blue service, the once coveted badges began reappearing this weekend on high profile Twitter users’ accounts without their permission. Actor Ian McKellen , the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and podcaster Jon Favreau were among the many Twitter users who saw the blue...
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Google Invests in AI Startup Runway to Wrest Cloud Business From AWS
Google is investing in Runway, a New York–based startup that lets customers generate video from text descriptions using artificial intelligence it pioneered, at a valuation of around $1.5 billion including the new capital, according to two people familiar with the matter. The investment, part of a roughly $100 million funding round, underscores the fierce competition among cloud providers...
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