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ChatGPT sets record for fastest growing user base – analyst notes

Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, OpenAI’s popular chatbot, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after its launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer app the fastest in history, according to a UBS study on Wednesday. The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, says around 13 million …

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Exclusive: Electric vehicle maker Rivian to cut 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in a bid to cut costs as the electric vehicle maker, already struggling with dwindling cash reserves and an economy weak, is preparing for a full-scale industry-price war. The company is focusing its resources on ramping up vehicle production …

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US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses allowing U.S. companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions on items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Commerce Department officials have granted licenses to some …

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US seeks Tesla driver assistance documents; the company increases its investment forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) disclosed on Tuesday that the U.S. Justice Department had sought documents related to its self-driving (FSD) and Autopilot assistance systems as the regulatory scrutiny intensifies. The automaker said in a filing that it “has received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD …

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China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the industry’s steepest fall in a decade, as consumers spend cautiously, the research firm of China said on Sunday. IDC market. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, up from 329 million in 2022. That means 2022’s total sales volume …

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FTX Founder Bankman-Fried Opposes Tougher Bail, Says Prosecutors ‘Sandbagged Him’

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried urged a U.S. judge on Saturday not to bar the indicted FTX cryptocurrency executive from communicating with former colleagues amid his bail , saying prosecutors had “sandbag” the process to put their client in the “worst possible light”. The attorneys were responding to a Friday …

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Electric vehicle maker Lucid rushes Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Lucid Group (LCID.O) jumped 43% on Friday, trimming gains after doubling down on market speculation that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) wanted buy the electric vehicle manufacturer. The speculation stemmed from an “uncooked” alert attributed to deals website Betaville, using its term for market gossip. Lucid was the …

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BuzzFeed Soars on Meta Deal Reports, Plans to Use OpenAI

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Shares of BuzzFeed Inc (BZFD.O) jumped on Thursday on reports of a deal with Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) and plans to use artificial intelligence to personalize and improve the digital media company’s quizzes and online content. The stock was 19% higher in extended trading, having more than doubled in value earlier …

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