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Researchers detail how ProGen, an LLM trained on 280M proteins, designed proteins with anti-microbial properties that were tested in real life and shown to work (Karmela Padavic-Callaghan/New Scientist)

Karmela Padavic-Callaghan / New Scientist: Researchers detail how ProGen, an LLM trained on 280M proteins, designed proteins with anti-microbial properties…

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How the "enshittification" cycle, in which platforms first are good to users and business customers before abusing them, has infected TikTok, Amazon, and others (Cory Doctorow/Pluralistic)

Cory Doctorow / Pluralistic: How the “enshittification” cycle, in which platforms first are good to users and business customers before…

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The White House publishes a roadmap for mitigating risks posed by cryptocurrencies and urges Congress to hasten efforts to create a crypto regulatory framework (Sander Lutz/Decrypt)

Sander Lutz / Decrypt: The White House publishes a roadmap for mitigating risks posed by cryptocurrencies and urges Congress to…

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Toronto-based Smile CDR, which offers services for health and clinical data interoperability, raised a ~$30M Series B led by UPMC Enterprises and others (Charlize Alcaraz/BetaKit)

Charlize Alcaraz / BetaKit: Toronto-based Smile CDR, which offers services for health and clinical data interoperability, raised a ~$30M Series…

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The US Federal Reserve rejected Custodia Bank's application to become a Federal Reserve System member, citing safety risks with the bank's crypto-focused model (Hannah Lang/Reuters)

Hannah Lang / Reuters: The US Federal Reserve rejected Custodia Bank’s application to become a Federal Reserve System member, citing…

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OpenWeb, which helps outlets target readers with ads and manage comments, acquires Jeeng, an audience management service used by over 650 publishers, for $100M (CTech)

CTech: OpenWeb, which helps outlets target readers with ads and manage comments, acquires Jeeng, an audience management service used by…

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San Francisco asked California regulators to halt or scale back the expansion of Cruise and Waymo, after repeated incidents with stopped and idle robotaxis (David Ingram/NBC News)

David Ingram / NBC News: San Francisco asked California regulators to halt or scale back the expansion of Cruise and…

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Meme-stock mania companies, including GameStop and AMC Entertainment, have raised $4.7B since the hype began in January 2021, but failed to boost performance (Financial Times)

Financial Times: Meme-stock mania companies, including GameStop and AMC Entertainment, have raised $4.7B since the hype began in January 2021,…

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Q&A with Princeton CS professor Arvind Narayanan on why he calls ChatGPT a "bullshit generator", his worries over its boom, developing his AI taxonomy, and more (Julia Angwin/The Markup)

Julia Angwin / The Markup: Q&A with Princeton CS professor Arvind Narayanan on why he calls ChatGPT a “bullshit generator”,…

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As the GOP assumes leadership of the US House, antitrust subcommittee's bipartisan efforts to curb the power of big tech shift to a focus on free-speech issues (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg: As the GOP assumes leadership of the US House, antitrust subcommittee’s bipartisan efforts to curb the power of big…

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