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Plus: Jack Ma Plans to Cede Control of Ant Group, DeepMind has predicted the structure of almost every protein known to science, and more…
Yes, Social Media Really Is Undermining Democracy. Within the past 15 years, social media has insinuated itself into American life more deeply than food-delivery apps into our diets and microplastics into our bloodstreams. Look at stories about conflict, and it's often lurking in the background. (Jonathan Haidt / The Atlantic)
Jack Ma Plans to Cede Control of Ant Group. HONG KONG—Billionaire Jack Ma plans to relinquish control of Ant Group Co., people familiar with the matter said, part of the fintech giant's effort to move away from affiliate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. after more than a year of… (Jing Yang / Wall Street Journal)
DeepMind has predicted the structure of almost every protein known to science. The latest data release gives the database a massive boost. The update includes structures for “plants, bacteria, animals, and many, many other organisms, opening up huge opportunities for AlphaFold to have impact on important issues such as… (Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review)
YouTube's new tool lets creators turn their own videos into Shorts. YouTube wants to quickly ramp up the number of short-form “Shorts” videos available on its platform in order to better compete with TikTok. To aid with this effort, the company is today rolling out a new creator tool that turns… (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
The Twitter Blue subscription is getting more expensive. People frequently express their amazement that Twitter is free, but for some people, it isn't — Twitter Blue launched last year in several countries, tacking on a few extra features for anyone willing to pay $2.99 per month. Today the… (Richard Lawler / The Verge)
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