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January 25, 2023, 5:50 PM

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Meta plans to reinstate Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks with “new guardrails to deter repeat offenses”, after a two-year ban  —  - “We've always believed that Americans should be able to hear from the people who want to lead the country,” Clegg told Axios.
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter reinstates some Hindu nationalist accounts popular in India, including some denigrating Muslims, and blocks links to a BBC documentary on Narendra 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
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 Azure, Outlook, Teams, and other services globally for hours; services in China and for governments were not hit  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Wednesday said it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took …
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.
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 …
Kalhan Rosenblatt / NBC News:
Wharton School Professor Christian Terwiesch found that OpenAI's ChatGPT was able to pass the 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 …
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 …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Gemini-owned NFT platform Nifty Gateway's co-founders Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster leave the company, as Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss battle to save Gemini  —  - Nifty Gateway co-founders Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster are leaving Gemini.  — Their departure comes amid challenging times at Gemini …
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 …
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.
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
The DOJ sues Google, joined by California and seven other US states, calling for the breakup of its ad tech business that allegedly monopolizes the US ad market  —  The US Justice Department and eight states sued Alphabet Inc.'s Google, calling for the break up of the search giant's ad-technology business …
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