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February 22, 2023, 6:15 PM

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Sean Endicott / Windows Central:
Microsoft releases updated Bing and Edge apps on iOS and Android in preview, offering the same chat experience as on desktop, and adds a Bing chatbot to Skype  —  Microsoft just expanded the new Bing to Android, iOS, Edge mobile, and Skype.  —  What you need to know
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple hit major milestones in a Jobs-era project to develop noninvasive blood glucose monitoring, part of its Alphabet X-like Exploratory Design Group  —  Apple Inc. has a moonshot-style project underway that dates back to the Steve Jobs era: noninvasive and continuous blood glucose monitoring.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches DJ, an AI-powered radio DJ feature that offers curated music and commentary about the tracks and artists in a “stunningly realistic voice”  —  Ahead of Spotify's upcoming Stream On event, where the company is expected to announce a redesigned home feed and other updates …
CNN:
A recap of the oral arguments before SCOTUS in Twitter v. Taamneh, brought by the family of a victim killed in an ISIS attack in Istanbul in 2017  —  What we're covering  —  Justice Gorsuch is still under the weather  —  Justice Neil Gorsuch remains ill and will be absent from the courtroom …
Naomi Nix / Washington Post:
Source: Meta plans more layoffs, possibly in the thousands, including by flattening company management layers and via more traditional cuts to projects and jobs  —  The Facebook parent company plans to push some leaders into lower-level roles, flattening layers of management at the social media giant
New York Times:
TSMC staff worry the $40B factory in Arizona is a bad business decision, arguing the project may distract from R&D, showing TSMC's tricky geopolitical position  —  Employee doubts are rising about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's $40 billion investment in an Arizona factory.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Artifact, the personalized news reader created by Instagram's co-founders, opens to the public for Android and iOS, with new features and no sign-up required  —  Artifact, the personalized news reader built by Instagram's co-founders, is now open to the public, no sign-up required.
Reuters:
Mercedes-Benz partners with Google to bring navigation software and YouTube to its next-gen car OS and strikes a multibillion-dollar sensor deal with Luminar  —  Mercedes-Benz (MBGn.DE) said on Wednesday that it has partnered with Google (GOOGL.O) to develop branded navigation …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Microsoft Edge Canary preview on Windows appears to be injecting Edge ads into the Google website for downloading Chrome Canary  —  Microsoft sees its browser as an important aspect and entry point for the new Bing.  Microsoft Edge on Windows is now showing a rather aggrieve ad …
CoinDesk:
A US judge rules that NBA Top Shot Moments on the Flow blockchain might be securities and refuses to dismiss a lawsuit against Dapper Labs for offering the NFTs  —  The offering of Dapper Labs' NBA-branded “Top Shot” non-fungible tokens might be securities, a federal judge ruled Wednesday …
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Rebecca Bellan / TechCrunch:
Uber launches a redesigned version of its app globally, with a simpler homescreen, a new Services tab, live tracking on the lock screen in iOS 16, and more  —  Uber is releasing an updated version of its app that aims to simplify and personalize the experience for customers.
Tiyashi Datta / Reuters:
eBay reports Q4 revenue down 4% YoY to $2.51B, vs. $2.47B est., gross merchandise volume down 12% YoY to $18.2B, and a Q1 2023 revenue guidance above estimates  —  Ecommerce company EBay Inc (EBAY.O) on Wednesday forecast first-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates on hopes …
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Dave Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
Securities lawyers say the SEC is unlikely to win a lawsuit over stablecoins, such as Paxos' BUSD, since owners do not expect profits, a part of the Howey test  —  Agency investigates whether the cryptocurrencies' issuance violated investor-protection laws  —  Washington's battle to rein in crypto has a new front: stablecoins.
Cissy Zhou / Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Chinese regulators told Tencent, Ant Group, and others not to offer ChatGPT services, after state media said the chatbot spreads US disinformation  —  State media outlet blasts chatbot as spreading U.S. government ‘misinformation’  —  HONG KONG — Regulators have told major Chinese tech companies …
Alfred Ng / Politico:
Frustrated by failures on Capitol Hill, tech privacy advocates turn to state legislation to bolster online privacy, including in Indiana, Illinois, and New York  —  Tech privacy advocates frustrated by failures on Capitol Hill are looking to mine state capitals for legislative victories.

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