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January 17, 2023, 1:40 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, featuring M2 and M2 Max, Wi-Fi 6E, 8K HDMI, up to 96GB RAM, and more, starting at $1,999 and $2,499  —  Apple today announced the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with faster M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, up to 96GB of RAM …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple unveils the M2 Pro and M2 Max, built on a second-gen 5nm process, offering 20% more transistors than M1 Pro and double the M2, 200GB/s bandwidth, and more  —  Apple today unveiled the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips alongside refreshed MacBook Pro and Mac mini models.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces an updated Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro, improved graphics performance, support for Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and more, starting at $599  —  Apple today launched the new Mac mini lineup, available with M2 and M2 Pro chips inside.  The M2 Mac mini starts at a new lower price of $599.
The Verge:
Interviews with 24+ people detail Elon Musk's destructive Twitter leadership: brutal layoffs, relaunching Blue, losing money, and breaking the company's culture  —  Twitter's staff spent years trying to protect the social media site against impulsive billionaires who wanted to use the reach …
Financial Times:
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Google's Nest appears to be working on AirTag-like location trackers, codenamed “Grogu”, with support for Bluetooth LE and UWB, possibly for launch at I/O  —  Google is reportedly working on a location tracking tag to compete with the likes of Apple's AirTags and Tile trackers …
Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
How Apple built a supply chain in China over two decades, spending billions and embedding staff in factories, creating a dependence before US tensions escalated  —  The company spent two decades and billions of dollars building a supply chain of unprecedented sophistication.  Now, a reckoning is coming
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft makes its Azure OpenAI Service, announced in 2021, broadly available, giving users access to the GPT-3.5 language model, DALL-E 2, and ChatGPT “soon”  —  Microsoft Corp. said it will add OpenAI's viral artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT to its cloud-based Azure service …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
James Vincent / The Verge:
Getty Images plans to sue Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI in the UK over alleged copyright violation; unlike OpenAI, SD's training dataset is open source  —  Getty Images is suing Stability AI, creators of popular AI art tool Stable Diffusion, over alleged copyright violation.
Jon Christian / Futurism:
Charles Hymas / Telegraph:
The UK amends its Online Safety Bill to make senior managers at tech companies criminally liable for not protecting minors, after demands by nearly 50 Tory MPs  —  Social media bosses who fail to protect children from harmful content will face jail now the Government has conceded to rebel MPs
Washington Post:
A draft House memo details how Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms failed to address extremism before January 6, much of which did not make the final report  —  The House committee investigating the riot avoided detailed discussion in its report for fear of offending Republicans and tech companies, sources say

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