TechLinked: EU Surrendered

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The EU Gave Up

The EU Gave Up

iMessage Regulation and Apple’s Response

The European Commission has chosen not to consider iMessage as a core platform service under the digital markets act, sparing Apple from increased regulatory scrutiny and interoperability requirements with other messaging platforms. This decision is met with surprise, given the 101 million iOS users in Europe. However, Apple’s beta versions of iOS 17.4 suggest a strategy of restricting web apps’ functionality for EU iPhone users, raising questions about the company’s compliance with regulatory requirements.

ChatGPT Memory Feature

OpenAI’s ChatGPT is testing a new long-term memory feature, allowing it to remember past conversations. While this raises privacy concerns, users will have the ability to manage and delete past interactions with the bot. The feature is currently in testing and not widely available, but it highlights the potential privacy implications of AI chatbots.

Jensen vs. Altman

Jensen Wong of Nvidia and Sam Altman of OpenAI are engaging in a public dispute over the future of AI development. Altman’s plan to raise $7 trillion for a new AI chip project has faced criticism, while Wong suggests a significantly lower cost estimate for global AI infrastructure. Their contrasting views reflect the ongoing debates around the future of AI development and its financial implications.

TechLinked: EU Surrendered

Quick Bits

A wave of early adopters returning Apple’s Vision Pro headset calls into question its comfort and compatibility. Mark Zuckerberg’s outspoken criticism of the Vision Pro in favor of the Quest 3 adds a layer of drama to the emerging VR headset market. Additionally, Windows 11’s new build restricts its bootability on older PCs, and SpaceX plans to deorbit old Starlink satellites to prevent uncontrolled descents.

In Minnesota, burglars are reportedly using Wi-Fi jammers to bypass home security systems, highlighting the need for secure, hardwired alternatives.

Positive Note: Amidst the developments in AI, VR headsets, and security technology, the ongoing debates and advancements contribute to the exciting evolution of the tech industry. Stay tuned for more updates and innovations! 🚀


TechLinked: EU Surrendered