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January 25, 2023, 1:45 PM

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Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter restored several Hindu nationalist accounts popular in India, including some denigrating Muslims, and blocked posts linking to a BBC documentary on Modi  —  Human-rights groups say they have seen a rise in anti-Muslim material on the platform  —  Elon Musk's Unconventional Management Style: Former Employees Share Stories
Bloomberg:
How Elon Musk's Twitter usage and stewardship is making him toxic for many Tesla customers and shareholders at a time when the company badly needs new business  —  If Elon Musk has a tragic flaw, it isn't his temper, or his treatment of underlings, or his refusal to follow securities laws.
Dan Ladden-Hall / The Daily Beast:
After an uproar, Twitter suspends US white nationalist Nick Fuentes' verified account, one day after lifting the Holocaust denier's ban that began in July 2021  —  ‘FUN WHILE IT LASTED’  —  Twitter's decision to reinstate the account of unabashed neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes worked out about exactly …
Akriti Sharma / Reuters:
Microsoft resolved a networking issue impacting Teams, Azure, Outlook, and other services, taking them offline in India, Japan, the UK, and elsewhere for hours  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Wednesday said it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took …
Kalhan Rosenblatt / NBC News:
Wharton School Professor Christian Terwiesch found OpenAI's ChatGPT was able to pass a final exam for the school's MBA program, scoring between B- and B  —  ChatGPT uses AI to pass final exam at UPenn's Wharton  —  New research conducted by a professor at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School found …
Bryce Elder / Financial Times:
FT Alphaville closes its Mastodon server and reflects on why running a social media site is a bad idea, including due to reputational, legal, and security risks  —  Extinction looms for FTAV's Mastodon presence  —  A few months ago, FT Alphaville thought it might be fun to host a Mastodon server.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
After an antitrust order in India, Google plans to add third-party billing for apps and games in February, revise phone maker and partner agreements, and more  —  Google is revising its business agreements with phonemakers and other partners in India and making a series of other changes …
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
After unofficial walkouts in 2022, hundreds of Amazon workers in a UK warehouse go on strike, an unprecedented step in the country, after ~98% voted in favor  —  Hundreds of Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center workers in the UK plan to strike on Wednesday as part of unprecedented industrial action by the company's British employees.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple's new 256GB Mac mini with M2 and 512GB 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro have slower SSD read and write speeds than M1 models due to fewer NAND chips  —  While the new Mac mini with the M2 chip has a lower $599 starting price, the base model with 256GB of storage has slower SSD read …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Dutch chip equipment maker ASML reports Q4 sales up 29% YoY to €6.4B, 2022 net sales up 13% YoY to €21.1B, and forecasts 25% YoY net sales growth in 2023  —  - Dutch chip equipment maker ASML forecast a 25% jump in 2023 revenue.  — ASML CEO Wennink said China accounted …
Samuel Stolton / Politico:
Sources: EU antitrust regulators plan to investigate Microsoft over allegedly unfairly tying Teams and other software to Office, after a Slack complaint in 2020  —  European Union antitrust enforcers are planning to open an antitrust probe into Microsoft over its video and messaging service Teams …
Isabelle Bousquette / Wall Street Journal:
Whirlpool and LG say only around 50% of their smart appliances remain internet connected after purchase, hindering efforts to sell parts and subscriptions  —  The appliance makers continue to invest in efforts to drum up revenue through internet-connected devices, but many customers aren't logging on
Microsoft:
Microsoft reports Q2 revenue up 2% YoY to $52.7B, net income down 12% YoY to $16.4B, Dynamics 365 revenue up 21% YoY, and LinkedIn revenue up 10% YoY  —  Earnings Release FY23 Q2 Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives Second Quarter Results REDMOND, Wash. — January 24, 2023 …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
The US DOJ's case against Google could succeed due to being rooted in real harms and a prime example of market consolidation resulting in overcharged customers  —  The US government is coming after the company's ad business — and it might win  —  Today let's talk about a major new antitrust case …
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:

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