February 15, 2023, 2:35 PM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Some users say the “new Bing” is questioning its existence, outright lying, and responding with “unhinged”, aggressive, and nearly incomprehensible answers  —  System appears to be suffering a breakdown as it ponders why it has to exist at all  —  Microsoft is adding Chat GPT tech to Bing
Sources: Twitter engineers built a system to boost Elon Musk's tweets over everyone else's after Musk complained Joe Biden's Super Bowl tweet outperformed his  —  After his Super Bowl tweet did worse numbers than President Biden's, Twitter's CEO ordered major changes to the algorithm
Speaking at a conference, Elon Musk says he is “guessing toward the end” of 2023 will be time for a new Twitter CEO as the company will be in “stable condition”  —  Elon Musk said he may need the rest of this year to put things right at Twitter Inc. before handing off …
The Guardian:
An investigation exposes “Team Jorge”, an Israeli hacking and social media disinformation unit for hire claiming covert involvement in 33 presidential elections  —  - Group sells hacking services and access to vast army of fake social media profiles  — Evidence unit behind disinformation campaigns across world
Praveen Seshadri:
An ex-Google engineer and founder of AppSheet, acquired by Google, reflects on his time at Google, issues with its culture, a lack of urgency and mission, more  —  What ails Google.  And how it can turn things around. … I joined Google just before the pandemic when the company I had co-founded …
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
The US SEC proposes a rule that could bar investment advisers from storing assets at crypto platforms and lenders that are not registered as exchanges or banks  —  As long as crypto platforms and lenders aren't registered as exchanges or banks, they wouldn't qualify as custodians …
ASML reported a breach to authorities after a former employee in China misappropriated proprietary data, resulting in possible export controls violations  —  ASML Holding NV, a critical cog in the global semiconductor industry, said a former employee in China stole data about its technology …
Benjamin Robertson / The Block:
Bankrupt crypto lender Celsius proposes a sale to investment firm NovaWulf, founded in 2021 by Wall Street dealmakers; smaller creditors may regain 70% of funds  —  - Proposed sale would see smaller creditors get around 70% of their money back  — Larger creditors would become shareholders …
Lufthansa returns to normal operations after grounding all flights due to software issues caused by a set of Deutsche Telekom broadband cables being damaged  —  Deutsche Lufthansa AG grounded all of its flights on Wednesday after damage to a set of Deutsche Telekom broadband cables caused widespread IT problems.
Filing: Berkshire Hathaway cut its holdings of TSMC's American depositary shares by 86% last quarter to 8.29M, valued at $617.7M; TSMC's stock closes down 3.67%  —  Warren Buffett slashed his holding of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. just months after disclosing a major stake …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to evaluate Pay Later borrowers based on spending history, the Apple devices they own, whether they applied for an Apple Card, and more  —  With Apple Inc. pushing into the lending business with a “buy now, pay later” service, the company is laying out rules for how it will approve transactions.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon X75 modem with upgraded software, the latest 5G advances like carrier aggregation, and more, arriving in devices in H2 2023  —  Qualcomm is warming up for Mobile World Congress by announcing its newest modem: the Snapdragon X75.

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