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January 23, 2023, 7:25 AM

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Eva Mathews / Reuters:
Spotify plans to lay off around 6% of its workforce, says content head Dawn Ostroff will leave the company, and reorganizes engineering and product groups  —  Music streaming firm Spotify plans to cut 6% of its workforce, the company said on Monday, a move that will add to a glut of layoffs …
David Pan / Bloomberg:
Binance says Signature Bank will only handle transactions of over $100,000, starting on February 1, as the US bank decreases its exposure to crypto markets  —  Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, said Signature Bank will only handle user transactions of more than $100,000 …
Wall Street Journal:
Rolling Stone:
Sources: Donald Trump does not want to renew his Truth Social exclusivity contract, expiring in June 2023, and is asking associates for first tweet suggestions  —  The ex-president is planning his first tweets with a few months to go on his Truth Social contract
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Analysis: Apple timed the MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and HomePod launches to boost this quarter's revenue and avoid suffering supply issues in the holiday season  —  Apple timed the launch of the new MacBook Pro, Mac mini and HomePod to shore up its current quarter's revenue …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Researchers and ex-Twitter staff: physical attacks in the US track with Twitter spikes in some hate speech, notably anti-Semitic and anti-gay slurs and rhetoric  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this month, the FBI charged a Florida man with making detailed online threats to murder 100 gay people.
Jez Corden / Windows Central:
Microsoft laid off the entire teams behind its virtual reality platform AltspaceVR, which will shut down in March 2023, and its Mixed Reality Tool Kit framework  —  HoloLens, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality are all but dead at Microsoft.  —  What you need to know
The Daily Dot:
CommuteAir removed a 2019 copy of the US No Fly List, after a researcher said they found the list, with 1.5M+ entries and many aliases, on an unsecured server  —  One of the most sensitive U.S. government documents was left online.  —  An unsecured server discovered by a security researcher …
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
The recent tech layoffs highlight a generational divide between younger workers, experiencing their first downturn, and older workers, who have been here before  —  The industry's recent job cuts have been an awakening for a generation of workers who have never experienced a cyclical crash.

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