February 2, 2023, 1:15 PM

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Twitter plans to end free access to its API starting February 9, shuttering support for both v1.1 and v2, and will launch a “paid basic tier” instead  —  Twitter will discontinue offering free access to the Twitter API starting February 9 and will launch a paid version …
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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Q&A with ad expert Eric Seufert on Meta's Q4 report, rising ad load, ATT, Reels, the Google-Facebook duopoly, Amazon, EU regulation, Google's DOJ case, and more  —  An interview with Eric Seufert about Meta's earnings, the ATT recession, new European regulations, and the DOJ-Google antitrust case.
Subrat Patnaik / Bloomberg:
After a big decline in 2022, Meta's stock has risen 72%+ since November 3, one of the S&P 500 Index's best-performing stocks, adding $200B+ to its market cap  —  A spectacular turnaround in Meta Platforms Inc.'s stock is bringing back flashes of Big Tech heydays.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony announces a beta version of Discord for the PlayStation 5 in the US, Canada, Japan, and the UK, adds Variable Refresh Rate support for 1440p, and more  —  Beta testers will be able to join Discord voice calls on a PS5 console in the US, Canada, Japan, and UK starting today.
Sony reports Q3 sales rose 13% YoY to ~$26.4B as operating profit drops 8% YoY to ~$3.3B, beating analyst estimates; PS5 sales were 7.1M, up from 4M YoY  —  Sony Group Corp. revised up its full-year profit outlook after earnings beat estimates and the company had its best quarter of PlayStation 5 sales.
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
UBS study: ChatGPT reached ~100M MAUs with ~13M daily unique visitors in January, two months after launch, becoming the fastest-growing consumer app ever  —  ChatGPT, the popular chatbot from OpenAI, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after launch …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has decided not to replace its VP of Industrial Design Evans Hankey; its core group of ~20 industrial designers will report to COO Jeff Williams  —  Apple Inc. has decided against naming a new executive to replace its departing top product designer, marking a stark shift …
Marissa Newman / Bloomberg:
Legal documents: Meta paid Bright Data to scrape data from other websites for years while publicly condemning the practice and suing companies over scraping  —  Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. for years paid a contractor to scrape data from other websites while publicly condemning …
Wall Street Journal:
TikTok's playbook to win DC's trust, like touring its Transparency and Accountability Center in California, echoes Huawei's unsuccessful US and Europe strategy  —  Chinese-owned app is taking steps that are similar to largely unsuccessful tactics used by the telecom giant  —  How TikTok Could Become a U.S. Company
Nicole Herskowitz / Microsoft 365 Blog:
Microsoft's Teams Premium hits general availability for $10 per user per month; AI-generated notes by OpenAI's GPT-3.5 are set to arrive “in the coming months”  —  As we face economic uncertainties and changes to work patterns, organizations are searching for ways to optimize …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
A Manhattan judge dismisses a proposed class action lawsuit accusing Coinbase of selling unregistered securities and failing to register as a broker-dealer  —  A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit by Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O) customers who accused …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Netflix has yet to set its US password sharing rules and takes down info from its US help page that said users must connect to a “primary Wi-Fi” every 31 days  —  Based on info sourced from Netflix's support pages, The Streamable reported on Tuesday details about its upcoming anti-password sharing efforts.
Ali Breland / Mother Jones:
Kiwi Farms, a forum for online harassment campaigns, is fighting to stay alive after being dropped by Cloudflare, as posters congregate on Telegram and Discord  —  If you or someone you care about may be at risk of suicide, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline …

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