April 25, 2023, 11:35 AM

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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 …
Jordan Pearson / VICE:
Elon Musk seems to have revealed a burner Twitter account, @ErmnMusk, created in November 2022 and featuring bizarre tweets like “Do you like Japanese girls?”  —  Musk tweeted a screenshot on Monday evening which appeared to show him signed into a second account.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Elon Musk posts a screenshot showing 24.7K Twitter subscribers, or ~0.018% of his 136M+ followers, paying for tweets, Spaces, and more, earning him ~$100K/month  —  Musk is making around $100,000 from Twitter users subscribing to his paywalled content.  —  After this weekend's Twitter Blue drama …
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
The UK announces legislation to tackle the “excessive dominance” of Big Tech by empowering the CMA's Digital Markets Unit, expected to become law in 2024  —  Global companies like Google, Apple and Amazon could have to pay penalties of up to 10% of their global turnover as government gives competition watchdog more power
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 14% YoY to €3B, ad revenue up 17% YoY to €329M, MAUs up 22% YoY to 515M, Premium Subscribers up 15% YoY to 210M, and a €225M loss  —  Audio streaming giant posted lower-than-expected revenue gains as ad spending cooled Spotify Technology SA reported …
South Korea indicts Terraform Labs co-founder Daniel Shin and nine others on multiple charges and freezes ~$184.7M in assets from them so far  —  South Korea indicted Terraform Labs co-founder Daniel Shin along with nine others on multiple charges including violations of capital markets law.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
WhatsApp expands its multi-device feature to let the same account be used across multiple smartphones, a long-requested feature  —  WhatsApp users are no longer restricted to using their account on just a single phone.  Today, the Meta-owned messaging service is announcing that its multi-device feature …
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 …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Thierry Breton says EU Digital Services Act content rules will apply to Apple, Meta, Google, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, and others from August 2023  —  Five Alphabet (GOOGL.O) subsidiaries, two Meta Platforms (META.O) units, two Microsoft (MSFT.O) businesses, Twitter and Alibaba's …

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