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January 30, 2023, 11:15 AM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Kuo: Apple plans to release a foldable iPad in 2024, featuring a carbon fiber kickstand, as well as an updated iPad mini, after a quiet 2023 for the iPad  —  Apple could be on track to release a foldable iPad as early as next year, according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Source: Chinese search giant Baidu plans to launch an AI chatbot, similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, in March 2023, initially embedded into its main search services  —  Baidu Inc. is planning to roll out an artificial intelligence chatbot service similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, according to a person familiar …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew plans to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23, the first appearance by a TikTok CEO before Congress  —  Republicans are expected to use hearing to highlight security and privacy concerns over video app  —  TikTok Offers More Transparency to Win Over U.S. Regulators
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:
Sources: key Apple supplier Jabil begins making AirPods enclosures, or plastic bodies, in India before shipping them to China and Vietnam for assembly  —  A key Apple Inc. supplier has begun making components for AirPods in India, marking a significant step in the US tech giant's push to expand production in the country.
Wall Street Journal:
If the US case against Google succeeds, a spinoff is more likely than a sale, valuing the new businesses at tens of billions and giving advertisers more choice  —  If government prevails, an asset spinoff is thought to be more likely than a sale  —  Google spent the better part …
Dave Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
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Bloomberg:
The memory chip sector, known for boom-and-bust cycles, is facing one if its worst-ever routs, as an inventory glut and a fight for marketshare crater prices  —  This time was supposed to be different.  —  The memory-chip sector, famous for its boom-and-bust cycles, had changed its ways.
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
After layoffs, Meta, which used remote work during the pandemic to advance its diversity goals, now faces an uphill battle to continue making progress with DEI  —  Brit Levy, 35, was eager to join Meta's paid training program for aspiring human resources managers last year because she wanted …
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
An interview with Harvard Business School professor Shoshana Zuboff on her frustrations with fragmented efforts to restrain tech companies, privacy, and more  —  These are uncertain times for Silicon Valley.  Tech companies are firing staff who they hired in the pandemic.
Financial Times:
The English Premier League strikes a four-year deal with blockchain fantasy sports startup Sorare; sources say Sorare will pay tens of millions per year  —  League agrees multimillion-pound licensing deal with start-up that offers trading in digital player cards
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
The Biden administration publishes a roadmap for mitigating cryptocurrencies' risks and urges Congress to hasten efforts to create a crypto regulatory framework  —  Four senior Biden officials penned a note Friday urging lawmakers to hasten their efforts to create a regulatory framework for crypto.

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