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January 30, 2023, 2:15 PM

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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.
Raymond Wong / Inverse:
Nothing CEO Carl Pei says the company had $200M+ in 2022 revenue, up from ~$24M in 2021, and plans to launch a “more premium” Phone (2) in 2023 aimed at the US  —  Nothing CEO Carl Pei tells Inverse the next phone will be “more premium,” the U.S. is the top priority in 2023 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew plans to testify before the US 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:
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
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 …
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 earbuds 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 wins its antitrust Google case, a spinoff is more likely than a sale, valuing the ad 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:
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
After layoffs, Meta and other tech companies that used remote work during the pandemic to make progress in diversity, face an uphill battle continuing with DEI  —  Brit Levy, 35, was eager to join Meta's paid training program for aspiring human resources managers last year because she wanted …
Bloomberg:
The memory chip sector, known for its boom-and-bust cycles, is facing one if its worst routs ever, as an inventory glut and a market share fight crater prices  —  This time was supposed to be different.  —  The memory-chip sector, famous for its boom-and-bust cycles, had changed its ways.
Financial Times:
The English Premier League strikes a four-year licensing deal with blockchain fantasy sports startup Sorare; sources: Sorare will pay tens of millions per year  —  League agrees multimillion-pound licensing deal with start-up that offers trading in digital player cards

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