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June 6, 2023, 8:35 PM

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Austin Weinstein / Bloomberg:
The SEC sues Coinbase, alleging the exchange operated as an unregistered broker since at least 2019 and broke SEC rules with its “staking”; COIN closed down 12%  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Coinbase Global Inc. in federal court in New York on Tuesday, alleging the crypto firm for years broke its rules.
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Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
A look at the similarities and differences between the SEC's lawsuits against Coinbase and Binance, as the SEC views every crypto exchange in the US as illegal  —  SEC v. Crypto  —  “A decent rule of thumb,” I wrote in March, “is that all cryptocurrency exchanges are doing crimes …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple makes iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS Sonoma developer betas free for anyone with an Apple ID, not just users with $99/year developer accounts  —  For years, access to the iOS developer beta and other developer builds has only been available through a $99/year developer account.
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company:
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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
The Apple Vision Pro's potential use cases are incredibly compelling but Apple's push for even more personal experiences contributes to loneliness in society  —  It really is one of the best product names in Apple history: Vision is a description of a product, it is an aspiration for a use case …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with the Apple Vision Pro, which seems to be a genuine leapfrog in XR capability and execution, offering near-perfect eye tracking and gesture control  —  After a roughly 30 minute demo that ran through the major features that are yet ready to test I came away convinced that Apple …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Court filing: the SEC asked a DC court to grant a temporary restraining order that would freeze assets tied to Binance.US' holding and operating companies  —  The filing comes a day after the SEC sued Binance.  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked a court to grant …
New York Times:
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The Verge:
Apple acquires Los Angeles-based Mira, which makes AR headsets for companies and the US military; the startup had raised ~$17M and was once advised by Jony Ive  —  Apple has acquired Mira, a Los Angeles-based AR startup that makes headsets for other companies and the US military …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Sequoia plans to split into three VC firms, Sequoia in the US and Europe, HongShan in China, and Peak XV in India and Southeast Asia, “no later than” March 2024  —  Venture capital's biggest global brand is breaking up, with Sequoia's China and India and Southeast Asia funds relaunching …
Marc Andreessen / Andreessen Horowitz:
A look at why AI will “save the world”, such as by augmenting human intelligence, a case against the moral panic about AI, and the China risk of not pursuing AI  —  The era of Artificial Intelligence is here, and boy are people freaking out.  —  Fortunately, I am here to bring …
Benj Edwards / Ars Technica:
Apple didn't mention AI at WWDC 2023, instead referring to machine learning and transformers while describing features and touting M2 Ultra for training models  —  Apple prefers using “machine learning,” or just having AI work in the background.  —  Amid notable new products …
Sabrina Ortiz / ZDNet:
Instagram appears to be testing an AI chatbot feature, similar to Snapchat's My AI, that offers 30 AI personalities for answering questions and giving advice  —  Meta rapidly adopted generative AI technology and incorporated it into various features across its platforms, including ads.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung plans to hold its next Unpacked event in late July 2023 in Seoul, the first time in its home country, where it will unveil next generation foldables  —  Samsung has just confirmed plans for its first Unpacked event in its home country of South Korea, and new foldable phones are expected.
Aria Alamalhodaei / TechCrunch:
Source: Nuview, which wants to map Earth's entire landmass on an annual basis using space-based lidar, raised a $3M seed and $12M for an in-progress Series A  —  Nuview, a startup that wants to map the entire landmass of Earth on an annual basis using space-based light detection and ranging …

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