April 18, 2023, 9:40 PM

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Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix plans to ship its last red DVD envelopes in September 2023, after 25 years of mailing shows and movies to subscribers and paving the way for streaming  —  Streaming service says U.S. password-sharing crackdown is coming soon  —  Netflix Inc. NFLX 0.29%increase …
Netflix Q1: revenue up 4% YoY to $8.16B, 1.8M paid net additions, vs. 2.06M est. and -0.2M in Q1 2022, and global streaming paid memberships up 5% YoY to 232.5M  —  Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) on Tuesday reported first-quarter revenue and earnings roughly in line with Wall Street expectations …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
The Verge:
Twitter quietly altered its hateful conduct policy to remove long-standing protections for transgender users, including prohibiting “misgendering or deadnaming”  —  Twitter has quietly altered its Hateful Conduct Policy to remove long-standing protections for its transgender users …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is developing VR apps and services for its upcoming headset across gaming, fitness, live sports, and collaboration, like FaceTime and Freeform  —  Apple Inc. is racing to build a trove of software and services for its upcoming mixed-reality headset, seeking to win …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit plans to charge companies to access its API, which many have used to train AI tools; the API will stay free for developers building apps for Reddit users  —  The internet site has long been a forum for discussion on a huge variety of topics, and companies like Google and OpenAI have been using it in their A.I. projects.
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Docs: Google plans to unveil the Pixel Fold on May 10, offering a 7.6" main screen, a 5.8" outside screen, and Tensor G2, launching in June for upward of $1,700  —  - Google is planning to launch its first foldable smartphone at upward of $1,700, making it the highest price-point product …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg announces Instagram now lets users add up to five links to their account bios, challenging Linktree, Beacons, and other “link in bio” services  —  Instagram today is rolling out a new feature for adding links to user profiles that challenges Linktree …
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Citizen Lab: in 2022, NSO Group deployed at least three new zero-click hacks against iPhones with iOS 15 and early versions of iOS 16; Apple fixed the flaws  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Israeli spyware maker NSO Group deployed at least three new “zero-click” hacks against iPhones last year …
New York Times:
Anissa Gardizy / The Information:
Sources: Microsoft has been developing an AI chip internally codenamed Athena since as early as 2019; some Microsoft and OpenAI staff are already testing Athena  —  After placing an early bet on OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, Microsoft has another secret weapon in its arsenal …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says “anything is on the table, including relocating” if “regulatory clarity” for the crypto industry does not emerge in the US  —  Armstrong said “anything is on the table” in terms of Coinbase's plans should greater regulatory clarity not emerge in the U.S.
Chris Matthews / MarketWatch:
During a hearing, House Republicans grilled SEC Chairman Gary Gensler, who refused to state whether ether is a security, despite saying bitcoin is a commodity  —  SEC chief has argued laws clearly outline definition of security  —  House Republicans took aim at the nation's top markets regulator Tuesday …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
The European Union strike a provisional deal for its ~$47B Chips Act, which aims to double the bloc's share of global chip output to 20% by 2030  —  The European Union on Tuesday agreed a 43 billion euro ($47 billion) plan for its semiconductor industry in an attempt to catch up with the United States …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta opens Horizon Worlds to teens in the US and Canada, despite objections from some lawmakers and activists, and introduces age-appropriate safety features  —  Meta announced today that it's opening up Horizon Worlds to teen users in the U.S. and Canada, after previously restricting …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Microsoft and Epic Systems partner to bring Azure OpenAI services, including GPT-4, to help automate some processes in Epic's electronic health record software  —  Generative AI promises to streamline health care, but critics say not so fast.  —  On Monday, Microsoft and Epic Systems announced …
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Apple launches its Apple Card Savings account, announced in October 2022, letting users deposit Daily Cash rewards into a 4.15% high yield account with no fees  —  Months after its first announcement, Apple Savings is now available to Apple Card users, with users able to route Daily Cash rewards …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian customers have yet to fully benefit from Apple's India initiatives due to services like Apple Pay being unavailable and prohibitively expensive products  —  The reality is that millions of Indian consumers continue to purchase Apple products despite feeling like second-tier customers.
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:

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