April 24, 2023, 9:20 PM

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Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
A US appeals court affirms a lower court's 2021 ruling largely rejecting claims by Epic that Apple's App Store policy banning third-party app stores is illegal  —  Apple Inc. won an appeals court ruling upholding its App Store's policies in an antitrust challenge brought by Epic Games Inc.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google updates Google Authenticator for Android and iOS with a new icon and Google Account synchronization, letting users back up their 2FA codes to the cloud  —  Google is finally addressing a big gap of its 2FA (two-factor authentication) code app by adding sync capabilities …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: to avoid a formal antitrust investigation by EU regulators, Microsoft agrees to stop bundling Teams with Office, after a complaint from Slack to the EU  —  Tech giant makes concession in an attempt to avoid formal EU antitrust investigation and follows complaint by rival Slack
André Beganski / Decrypt:
Coinbase asks a US federal court to force the SEC to respond to a petition Coinbase filed in July 2022, demanding clearer crypto regulations  —  The cryptocurrency exchange filed the petition along with a long list of questions last July. … Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal wrote …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sources: Twitter signed ~$20M to Black, Latinx, and female VC fund managers after George Floyd's murder; Twitter stopped paying and is trying to sell the stakes  —  Covering venture capital, cloud and startups  —  With Twitter expected to default on millions still due …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Snapchat sees a spike in 1-star reviews in the US App Store as users pan My AI, its GPT-powered chatbot feature that launched to all users globally on April 19  —  The user reviews for Snapchat's “My AI” feature are in — and they're not good.  Launched last week to global users after initially …
Tim Keary / VentureBeat:
Google announces Google Cloud Security AI Workbench, powered by the Sec-PaLM LLM, to rival tools like Microsoft's GPT-4-based Security Copilot  —  Today in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, at RSA Conference 2023 (RSAC), Google Cloud announced Google Cloud Security AI Workbench …
Martine Paris / Forbes:
Pop star Grimes tells fans to create AI-generated music using her voice, saying she will split 50% royalties, the same deal as “with any artist I collab with”  —  In the wake of the AI-generated hit Heart on My Sleeve going viral with deepfakes of multi-platinum artists Drake and The Weeknd …
Christian Vasquez / CyberScoop:
A group of operational technology cybersecurity vendors launches ETHOS, an open-source portal to share early warnings about threats to critical infrastructure  —  The biggest companies working in industrial cybersecurity are building an early-warning platform called ETHOS to share threat intelligence.

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