March 9, 2023, 10:10 AM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
UK CMA filings: Microsoft details how Call of Duty could run on the Nintendo Switch, citing an “optimized” game engine and outlining the success of past ports  —  In a filing (pdf) submitted to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Microsoft shared some details …
Christiana Loureiro / The Block:
Silvergate Capital plans to wind down operations and voluntarily liquidate Silvergate Bank, including “full repayment of all deposits”; SI drops 40%+ to ~$5  —  - Silvergate Capital Corporation said it will wind down operations and voluntarily liquidate Silvergate Bank in accordance with applicable regulatory processes.
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Yusuf Mehdi / Bing Blogs:
Microsoft says Bing crossed 100M DAUs and the new Bing preview has millions of active users, of which roughly a third are new to the search engine  —  It's hard to believe it's been just over a month since we released the new AI-powered Bing and Edge to the world as your copilot for the web.
Dell Cameron / Wired:
In a first, the FBI acknowledges buying US location data, which Director Christopher Wray says was for a national security pilot project that's no longer active  —  Rather than obtaining a warrant, the bureau purchased sensitive data—a controversial practice that privacy advocates say is deeply problematic.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
An interview with Google Cloud's Jack Buser on Google's post-Stadia gaming strategy, dubbed Google Cloud for Live Games, hoping to help companies scale games  —  Google Cloud is unveiling its new games strategy dubbed Google Cloud for Live Games.  It means it will use its global infrastructure …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Grammarly announces GrammarlyGO, a generative AI tool that can write and rewrite content in a user's style, available to all users in beta in April 2023  —  Generative AI was made popular by ChatGPT at the end of 2022, and for the first few months of 2023, the floodgates have opened up for the technology.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
The White House's proposed budget will include a provision to close tax loss harvesting on crypto transactions, with the change expected to raise up to $24B  —  The U.S. President is expected to unveil his budget proposal on Thursday.  —  U.S. President Joe Biden's proposed budget …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Spotify redesigns its app's core homescreen with album and playlist covers and a TikTok-like vertical scroll of playlists, video podcasts, and more  —  Spotify is redesigning the core homescreen of its app, trying to make it easier for users to find new stuff to listen to — and watch.
Alfred Ng / Politico:
Ring turned over footage of inside a user's home and business after a US judge's warrant gave police access to investigate a neighbor, raising privacy concerns  —  Police were investigating his neighbor.  A judge gave officers access to all his security-camera footage, including inside his home.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple re-shuffles management of its international businesses to focus more on India, which will become its own sales region at Apple for the first time  —  Apple Inc. is reshuffling management of its international businesses to put a bigger focus on India, according to people …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The FBI is probing a data breach of DC Health Link servers impacting thousands, including US House members and staff; some data is already up for sale online  —  The FBI is investigating a data breach affecting U.S. House of Representatives members and staff after their account …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google adds its VPN service to all Google One plans in 22 countries, starting at $1.99 per month, and dark web monitoring for stolen personal info to Google One  —  After adding Magic Eraser last month, Google One is significantly expanding the availability of its VPN and introducing dark web monitoring for stolen information.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple announces Apple Music Classical, offering over 5M tracks, available for pre-order now as part of an Apple Music subscription, launching on March 28  —  Apple is launching a new music streaming service focused on classical music.  Based on its 2021 acquisition of Amsterdam-based streamer Primephonic …
Eric Newcomer / Newcomer:
Sources: Stripe is raising $6B at a $50B valuation from Thrive Capital, General Catalyst, a16z, and Founders Fund to help early employees exercise their RSUs  —  Thrive Capital, General Catalyst, Andreessen Horowitz, and Founders Fund are participating in the round along with Goldman Sachs private wealth clients.

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