January 9, 2023, 9:30 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a combined Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip to replace Broadcom components by 2025; plans to swap the Qualcomm modem in 2023 have hit snags  —  Apple Inc.'s push to replace the chips inside its devices with homegrown components will include dropping a key Broadcom Inc. part in 2025 …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils text-to-speech AI model VALL-E, which was trained on English speech data and can simulate a person's voice with three seconds of sample audio  —  Text-to-speech model can preserve speaker's emotional tone and acoustic environment.  —  On Thursday, Microsoft researchers announced …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Up until late December 2022, hackers were using a flaw in Experian's site to get anyone's entire credit report using only their name, address, birthday, and SSN  —  Identity thieves have been exploiting a glaring security weakness in the website of Experian, one of the big three consumer credit reporting bureaus.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
In February, Instagram plans to replace the Shop tab with a Reels button in the app's bottom navigation bar and return the Compose button to the center  —  Instagram announced today it will simplify its in-app navigation after years of confusing changes designed to push various products like Instagram Shop and Reels.
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Sketchy iOS app “ChatGPT Chat GPT AI With GPT-3”, which is not affiliated with OpenAI, is selling subscriptions and has been a top paid App Store app for days  —  A sketchy app claiming to be the bot ChatGPT has soared up App Store charts, charging users a $7.99 weekly subscription …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires Fungible, a maker of data processing units for data centers that has raised $300M+; December 2022 reports suggested the deal is worth ~$190M  —  In December, reports suggested that Microsoft had acquired Fungible, a startup fabricating a type of data center hardware known …
Eric Wallerstein / Wall Street Journal:
FTX's bankruptcy managers are seeking to recoup Sam Bankman-Fried's and the company's charitable donations; FTX's Future Fund pledged $160M+ to 110+ nonprofits  —  Nonprofits struggle to decide how to handle money received from bankrupt crypto exchange  —  Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX doled out millions in charitable donations.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A look at the impact of the emerging AI epoch, led by DALL-E, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and ChatGPT, on Apple, Amazon, Meta, Google, and Microsoft  —  The story of 2022 was the emergence of AI, first with image generation models, including DALL-E, MidJourney, and the open source Stable Diffusion …
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
SteamDB: Valve's Steam platform passed 10M concurrent in-game players for the first time on January 7 and exceeded 33M concurrent online users on January 8  —  Valve's game distribution platform Steam had a record-breaking weekend, exceeding 10 million concurrent in-game players for the first time …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
SCOTUS lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting a bug to install spyware, allowing the surveillance of 1,400 people  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let Meta Platforms Inc's (META.O) WhatsApp pursue a lawsuit accusing Israel's NSO Group of exploiting …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Meta rolls out a Variance Reduction System, its AI ad-targeting tech meant to comply with its DOJ settlement and reduce discrimination in housing ads, in the US  —  Meta is acting on its vow to reduce ad discrimination through technology.  The company is rolling out a Variance Reduction System …
P J Huffstutter / Reuters:
John Deere signs an MOU with the American Farm Bureau Federation, promising farmers the right to repair their own equipment or go to an independent technician  —  The American Farm Bureau Federation and machinery manufacturer Deere & Co (DE.N) signed a memorandum of understanding on Sunday …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
LinkedIn posts and Apple job listings suggest Apple plans to open its first flagship stores in India, likely beyond the reported 22,000 square foot Mumbai store  —  Smartphone maker wants to expand in the country and diversify manufacturing away from China  —  Apple has started hiring …

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