January 19, 2023, 4:45 PM

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Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times:
Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings steps down as co-CEO but plans to stay on as executive chair; the company promotes COO Greg Peters to co-CEO with Ted Sarandos  —  Streaming company names new leadership as it looks to reset after ‘tough year’ in 2022  —  Reed Hastings is stepping …
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Financial Times:
Sources: Peter Thiel's Founders Fund sold almost all its crypto portfolio by the end of March 2022, before the crypto market crash, generating ~$1.8B in returns  —  Billionaire was early mainstream investor in the digital currency but VC fund no longer has significant exposure
Wall Street Journal:
In his first interview, FTX CEO John Ray III says he set up a task force to explore restarting the exchange, saying customers praised its technology, and more  —  In his first public interview since taking over the failed cryptocurrency exchange, John J. Ray III said that he's open to the idea of rebooting operations
New York Times:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikimedia updates Wikipedia's design for the first time in over a decade, improving search, accessibility, the table of contents section, and language switching  —  Wikipedia, one of the world's top 10 most visited websites, and a resource used by billions every month, is getting its first makeover on the desktop in over a decade.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram rolls out Quiet Mode, which silences notifications, auto-replies to DMs, and informs friends, and plans to prompt teens to enable the feature at night  —  Instagram announced today it's expanding its selection of time management tools with the launch of a new feature called “Quiet Mode.”
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Andy Robinson / Video Games Chronicle:
Sony announces the PlayStation VR2's full launch game lineup, including Tetris Effect and 12 other new titles; PSVR games will not be compatible with PSVR 2  —  13 NEW TITLES HAVE BEEN REVEALED FOR THE HEADSET  —  Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed the final PlayStation VR 2 launch line-up …
Addy Bink / The Hill:
Amazon plans to close AmazonSmile, launched in 2013 to let customers donate 0.5% of eligible items' purchase prices to a charity, on February 20, 2023  —  Amazon will be closing its charity program, AmazonSmile, in the coming weeks in order to “focus its philanthropic giving to programs with greater impact.”
James Eyers / Australian Financial Review:
National Australia Bank creates the AUDN stablecoin, minted on Ethereum, becoming the second major Australian bank to create a stablecoin, after ANZ  —  National Australia Bank has become the second of the major banks to create a stablecoin, called the AUDN, to allow its business customers …
Chris Stokel-Walker / Nature:
Journal editors, researchers, and publishers are debating the place of AI tools like ChatGPT in published literature and whether they should be cited as authors  —  Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance journalist in Newcastle, UK.  —  You can also search for this author in  —  PubMed Google Scholar
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter launches Blue on Android for $11 per month, the same as iOS and $3 more than on the web, a day after launching an $84 annual subscription on the web  —  A day after launching an annual Twitter Blue subscription, the social media company made the paid plan available for purchase for Android users today.
The Verge:
Nvidia GeForce Now Ultimate with RTX 4080 hands-on: impressive input latency, some visuals are hazy, and only six games support 240Hz mode, which works at 1080p  —  For $20 a month, Nvidia will rent you an RTX 4080 gaming PC in the cloud.  It feels phenomenal in some games, but there's still work to be done.
David McCabe / New York Times:

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