July 4, 2023, 7:30 AM

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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to launch Instagram's standalone Twitter competitor Threads on July 6, per the pre-order App Store listing, which offers screenshots of some features  —  Instagram's rumored Twitter competitor just dropped on the iOS App Store in the US.  The app will be called Threads …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
An APK teardown of Instagram's Threads, uploaded to Google Play ahead of the app's launch, reveals the website and details on how Threads will work  —  Ahead of the app's launch later this week, Meta has launched a landing page for its Twitter competitor, “Threads,” counting down to the service's launch.
Dave Lee / Bloomberg:
Twitter says that in 30 days users must pay for Blue to use TweetDeck, the new version of which supports full composer functionality, Spaces, polls, and more  —  We have just launched a new, improved version of TweetDeck. All users can continue to access their saved searches & workflows via by selecting “Try the new TweetDeck” in the bottom left menu. Some notes on getting started and the future of the product...
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter employees say that removing support for legacy APIs is what broke TweetDeck, and the company will be moving users to the “new” version of TweetDeck  —  Twitter is officially launching its “new” version of TweetDeck to everyone, according to a tweet from Twitter's support account …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
The CJEU rules that Germany's Federal Cartel Office didn't overstep by demanding Meta overhaul its ad business in 2019; Meta says it is “evaluating” the ruling  —  Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook lost its fight at the European Union's top court to topple a German antitrust decision …
David Pierce / The Verge:
The social web is changing: Twitter set up limits, Reddit alienated its users, TikTok could get banned, and Instagram has turned into an entertainment platform  —  An era of the internet is ending, and we're watching it happen practically in real time.  Twitter has been on a steep …
Bradley Keoun / CoinDesk:
Cameron Winklevoss makes a ~$1.47B “final offer” to DCG CEO Barry Silbert for Genesis' bankruptcy restructuring and threatens lawsuits if Silbert fails to agree  —  Creditors of the crypto financial firm Genesis propose a package $1.5 billion of forbearance payments and loans denominated …
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Google updates its privacy policy to say the company may use “publicly available information” to train its AI models and build products like Translate and Bard  —  An update to Google's privacy policy suggests that the entire public internet is fair game for it's AI projects.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Thierry Breton says Google, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft notified the EU that they meet the DMA's gatekeeper status of 45M+ MAUs and a €75B+ market cap  —  Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google, Amazon (AMZN.O), Apple (AAPL.O), Meta Platforms (META.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O) …
Mike Scarcella / Reuters:
Apple plans to ask SCOTUS to revisit an Epic case ruling that Apple cannot stop developers from providing links in apps to payment options outside the App Store  —  Apple (AAPL.O) said on Monday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to a judge's order in an antitrust case brought by …
Matthew Goldstein / New York Times:
Digital World Acquisition Corp. reaches a tentative SEC settlement over its planned Trump Media merger, agreeing to pay $18M and revise some of its filings  —  Digital World's settlement with the S.E.C. could clear the way for a merger with Trump Media & Technology Group.

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