April 26, 2023, 8:45 AM

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The UK CMA blocks Microsoft's $68.7B Activision acquisition, citing concerns about competition and innovation in the UK gaming market; Microsoft plans to appeal  —  The CMA has prevented Microsoft's proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would alter the future …
Alphabet reports Q1 revenue up 3% YoY to $69.8B, net income down 8% YoY to $15.1B, Other Bets revenue down 35% YoY to $288M, and Other Bets loss up 47% YoY  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 25, 2023 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023.
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Voyager Digital says Binance.US terminated an agreement to acquire the bankrupt crypto broker for $1B, less than a week after the US abandoned stopping the deal  —  Voyager Digital Ltd said Binance.US had terminated an agreement to purchase the bankrupt crypto broker.
Microsoft reports Q3 revenue up 7% YoY to $52.9B, net income up 9% YoY to $18.3B, Office Commercial up 13% YoY, Dynamics 365 up 25% YoY, and LinkedIn up 8% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 25, 2023 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on emotion tracking tools, coming to its Health app in 2023, and an AI-powered health coaching subscription service codenamed Quartz  —  Apple Inc. is working on an artificial intelligence-powered health coaching service and new technology for tracking emotions …
Inside Meta's scramble to catch up on AI: slow to adopt pricey AI-optimized systems, scrapping a custom AI chip for a more ambitious model in 2025, and more  —  As the summer of 2022 came to a close, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg gathered his top lieutenants for a five-hour dissection …
Damilare Dosunmu / Rest of World:
A look at the waning crypto hype in Africa, as consumer trust fades, startups shut down, and Web3 workers reconsider their careers after FTX's fallout  —  Trust is fading, startups are shutting down, and Web3 workers are reconsidering their career choices.  —  • LAGOS, NIGERIA
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI now lets ChatGPT users turn off their chat histories, excluding them from the company's models, and plans to launch ChatGPT Business in the coming months  —  OpenAI is letting people opt to withhold their ChatGPT conversations from use in training the artificial intelligence company's models.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
In the latest macOS Ventura beta, Apple removes the Virtual Scanner II app that included Satoshi Nakamoto's Bitcoin whitepaper and shipped with Mojave and newer  —  A few weeks ago, users discovered that every copy of macOS has the original Bitcoin whitepaper hidden in its internal files.
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Hands-on with Asus' ROG Ally, a handheld Windows gaming machine launching May 11 that can be a strong Steam Deck competitor depending on the price and software  —  I had a fun time testing this device, but everything's going to come down to price. … Basically everything written about Asus …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
TikTok appears to be working on a feature that will let users create AI-generated profile pictures similar to Prisma Labs' Lensa app  —  TikTok is working on a feature that will create AI-generated profile pictures, according to social media consultant Matt Navarra, who shared images and video of the tool with The Verge.
Nick Clegg says TikTok's presence in the US, while China bars Meta, isn't a level playing field, and new tech like AI shouldn't be based on autocratic values  —  Meta Platforms Inc.'s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, called into question the values of TikTok by invoking …

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