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Apple in talks with Google, OpenAI over building iPhone’s AI features

Top stories today:

  1. Apple in talks with Google, OpenAI over building iPhone’s AI features
  2. xAI open sources Grok-1, 314B-parameter LLM
  3. TikTok Shop sees growth in 2023, nearing Amazon, Shopify

0. Data and calendar

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All times are ET.

1. Apple in talks with Google, OpenAI over building iPhone’s AI features

  • Potential partnership with Google is more likely.

  • WWDC in June: when a deal and the new features are likely to be announced.

  • This suggests that Apple may be lagging behind in generative AI development if it needs to partner with Google.

2. xAI open sources Grok-1, 314B-parameter Mixture-of-Experts LLM

Still, Grok-1 is not the top-performing open-source LLM, behind Smaug, the #1 model in Hugging Face’s leaderboard, and slightly ahead of GPT-3.5:

  • Base model, not fine-tuned for chatting or for filtering out unwanted words or ideas.

  • Commercial uses allowed, given Apache License 2.0.

  • It is unclear whether there is a current use case for a model of Grok’s size, which likely consumes more compute and energy (and thus costs more) than its comparables.

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4. TikTok Shop sees exponential growth in 2023, nearing Amazon, Shopify

According to the number of visits to the seller portals of these platforms:

5. Vision Pro app store launches on web

Now non-Vision Pro owners can see what developers are building for the AR headset:

6. Interesting videos, posts, and memes

7. Other headlines


  • Apple researchers say they achieved breakthroughs in multimodal AI.

  • FTC investigating Reddit's AI deals, as IPO nears.

  • Social Capital's Groq AI deal led to firing of 2 partners.

  • HubSpot: download the guide on how to use AI for better results, for free.*

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  • Reddit IPO 4-5x oversubscribed: sources.

  • AirPods 4 models expected in Sep./Oct.

  • PlayStation 5 Pro expected to be released before year-end.

  • PSVR2 production paused as inventory piles up.

  • YC's Michael Seibel steps down as managing partner, becomes Partner.

  • Elon Musk’s breakup with Don Lemon: behind the scenes.

  • LinkedIn to add gaming.

  • Incogni: keep your SSN off the dark web.*

  • citizenM has 14 tech-ready hotels stateside for the best night's sleep of your life.*


Tech & law

  • SpaceX building spy satellite network for U.S. intelligence agency.

  • Apple must face suit claiming AirTags help stalkers.

  • SCOTUS rules public officials can block followers in some cases.

  • Meta investigated by U.S. for alleged role in drug sales.


  • Relation raises $35M to discover osteoporosis drugs with AI.

  • Alzheimer’s and the gut microbiome: a look at.


  • Fed whisperer Timiraos suggest rate cuts “soon,” not on Wed.

  • Boeing’s troubles expected to pressure airline ticket prices.


  • SBF should get 40-50 years: prosecutors.

    • Private Google Docs showed his plans to avoid jail.

  • Binance’s token listing process now requires 1-year cliff period for sales.

  • SOL crosses $200, pushed by memecoin frenzy.

  • Crypto certifications: a look at.

  • Uniswap: making it easier to buy, sell and trade tokens on Ethereum.*

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U.S. politics

  • Biden raises $53M in Feb., now has $155M in cash, more than Trump’s ~$40M.

  • Trump advisers suggest Warsh, Hassett, Laffer as Fed Chair.


  • Putin claims election win with 87% of votes.

    • Confirms rumors that he had agreed to swap Navalny for prisoners.

  • Netanyahu: IDF prepares Rafah invasion, criticizes Schumer’s comments.

  • Pakistan carries out airstrikes in Afghanistan.

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