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January 17, 2023, 3:30 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M2 Pro or M2 Max, Wi-Fi 6E, 8K HDMI, up to 96GB of 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 M2 Pro and M2 Max, built on a second-gen 5nm process, with 20% more transistors than the M1 Pro and double the M2's, 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 updates its Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro options, improved graphics performance, up to 32GB of RAM, 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:
Over 24 current and ex-Twitter staff detail Elon Musk's destructive leadership: mass 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 team appears to be working on AirTag-like location trackers, codenamed Grogu, with Bluetooth LE and UWB support, for a possible I/O launch in May  —  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
James Vincent / The Verge:
Getty Images plans to sue Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI in the UK over alleged copyright violation; Stability shared its training data, unlike Open AI  —  Getty Images is suing Stability AI, creators of popular AI art tool Stable Diffusion, over alleged copyright violation.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company plans to quickly add OpenAI's tools to all its products and make them available for other businesses to build on  —  Offering for businesses and end users to be transformed by incorporating tools like ChatGPT, CEO Satya Nadella says
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
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
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Robinhood plans to launch Sherwood Media, an independent brand led by veteran tech editor Joshua Topolsky; Sherwood will be the Snacks newsletter's new home  —  Retail trading platform Robinhood is launching an independent media brand called Sherwood that will be led by veteran tech editor and media entrepreneur Joshua Topolsky.
Rob Pegoraro / PCMag:
In a first, Samsung adds two of its laptops to its Self-Repair Program, the 15-inch Galaxy Book Pro and 15-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360, following Apple and Google  —  DIY-minded Samsung owners now have officially supported options to repair more smartphones and, for the first time, laptops from that firm.

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