Robert Stevens / Decrypt:
Thai SEC orders exchanges to delist NFTs and meme coins, defined as those with “no objective or underlying value” whose price relies on social media trends — Thailand´s Securities and Exchange Commission wont crack a smile at crypto´s meme coins. — Dogecoin — In brief
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Honeywell merges its quantum computing business with Cambridge Quantum to form a new joint venture; Honeywell will hold a majority stake and invest $270M-$300M — Honeywell, which only recently announced its entry into the quantum computing race, and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQ) …
Kevin Beaumont / DoublePulsar:
As ransomware gangs operate on multi-million dollar budgets at a global scale, telling companies to “just patch” or “implement zero trust” is no longer feasible — ve talked about ransomware and extortion attacks on organizations for about a decade.
Facebook unveils TextStyleBrush, an AI project that can copy the style of text in a photo using just a single word and can edit and replace text in images — - We´re introducing TextStyleBrush, an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo using just a single word.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to limit anticompetitive practices of tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — The proposals could reshape the tech industry as we know it — On Friday, House Democrats introduced five new bills meant to chip away at the power …
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
Some attendees of Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, which had no mask or proof of vaccine requirements for its 12K guests, say they tested positive for COVID-19 — The event had no face mask or proof of vaccine requirements for its roughly 12,000 attendees
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Google abandons experiment to hide parts of site URLs in the Chrome address bar, which ran from June 2020 to June 2021 — Google´s experiment to hide parts of a site´s URL in the Chrome address bar (the Omnibox) has failed and has been removed from the browser earlier this week.
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Nvidia acquires DeepMap, which is building high-definition maps for autonomous vehicles; DeepMap has raised $91M from investors — Chipmaker Nvidia is acquiring DeepMap, the high-definition mapping startup announced. The company said its mapping IP will help Nvidia´s autonomous vehicle technology sector, Nvidia Drive.
Matthew Gault / VICE:
NY Senate becomes the first legislative body in the US to pass right to repair legislation for electronics; the bill still has to pass the NY Assembly — The legislation still has to pass the Assembly, but the Senate became the first legislative body in the US to pass a bill that would make it easier to fix your things.
Sources: Intel offered to acquire SiFive, which designs chips that are based on the RISC-V architecture, for more than $2B — - Intel offered to acquire SiFive for more than $2 billion — Talks are early and SiFive could chose to remain independent — SiFive Inc., a startup …