January 23, 2023, 10:50 PM

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft invests in OpenAI, a source says totaling $10B over many years, after 2019 and 2021 investments, to build “increasingly safe, useful, and powerful” AI  —  Microsoft Corp. is making a $10 billion investment over several years in OpenAI, the creator of the artificial …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's ~$3,000 MR headset will have eye and hand tracking, a 3D iOS-like interface, AR and VR modes, a Mac external display feature, and more  —  Apple Inc.'s long-anticipated mixed-reality headset is an ambitious attempt to create a 3D version of the iPhone's operating system …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple Mac mini (M2 Pro) review: terrific performance, many ports, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.3, but no front ports or SD card slot and a tricky peripherals setup  —  With two processor choices — one for everyday computing, the other for conquering creative work — Apple's littlest Mac has never been more appealing.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
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Eva Mathews / Reuters:
Spotify plans to lay off ~6% of its workforce, or ~600 jobs, says content and ad head Dawn Ostroff is leaving, and reorganizes its engineering and product units  —  Music streaming firm Spotify plans to cut 6% of its workforce, the company said on Monday, a move that will add to a glut …
Jon Christian / Futurism:
An investigation finds extensive evidence that AI used by CNET appears to have plagiarized the work of competitors and human writers at Bankrate and even CNET  —  CNET's AI-written articles aren't just riddled with errors.  They also appear to be substantially plagiarized.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Meta brings more features to Messenger end-to-end encrypted chats, such as themes, custom emoji, and link previews, and adds more users to its default E2EE test  —  That means encrypted chats can now incorporate themes, custom emoji, reactions, group profile photos, and a whole lot more.
Vitalik Buterin / Vitalik Buterin's website:
How a “stealth address system” using zero-knowledge proofs could improve Ethereum's privacy vs. trying to hide or mix transfers using services like Tornado Cash  —  Special thanks to Ben DiFrancesco, Matt Solomon, Toni Wahrstätter and Antonio Sanso for feedback and review
James Vincent / The Verge:
After OpenAI opened a waitlist for a faster, paid version of ChatGPT, some users report seeing a “pro” plan for $42/month; the company hasn't announced pricing  —  Earlier this month, OpenAI said it was exploring ways to monetize its AI chatbot ChatGPT, giving users the opportunity …
Mahmoud Itani / XDA Developers:
Apple releases iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, and macOS Ventura 13.2 with FIDO key support for Apple ID, Advanced Data Protection out globally, security fixes, and more  —  Following several weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.3 and macOS Ventura 13.2 are now available to the public as stable releases.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta expands NBA and WNBA partnerships to offer 52 NBA games in VR, including five 180-degree monoscopic VR games, some WNBA, NBA G, and NBA 2K games, and more  —  Meta is expanding its partnership with the NBA and WNBA to offer more than 50 live games in VR on Meta Quest, the company announced on Monday.
Stripe partners with Amazon to expand its AWS use and become a “strategic payments partner” for Amazon in the US, Europe, and Canada  —  Amazon plans to “significantly expand” its use of payments platform Stripe.  —  “Under the new agreement, Stripe will become a strategic payments partner …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Netflix is well-positioned due to a low debt load, its investments, and first-mover advantage; long-term success will require making compelling content at scale  —  Netflix's moment of greatest peril is, in retrospect, barely visible in the company's stock chart:

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