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July 7, 2023, 7:25 AM

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Max Tani / Semafor:
Twitter threatens to sue Meta over Threads, saying Meta “engaged in systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter's trade secrets” and other IP  —  Twitter is threatening legal action against Meta over its new text-based “Twitter killer” platform …
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Nathan Crooks / The Block:
Report: Binance GC Han Ng, Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Hillmann, and compliance SVP Steven Christie are leaving Binance over CZ's response to the DOJ's probe  —  - Top executives at Binance resigned this week over CEO Changpeng Zhao's handling of regulatory investigations into the company, Fortune reported, citing sources.
New York Times:
Sources: the FBI searched Kraken co-founder Jesse Powell's home in March 2023, as part of US prosecutors' probe into claims he hacked a nonprofit he founded  —  Federal agents were investigating Jesse Powell, the founder of the crypto exchange Kraken, over claims that he hacked and cyber-stalked a nonprofit arts group.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sega co-COO Shuji Utsumi says the company is withholding its biggest games from third-party blockchain gaming projects and is shelving its own blockchain games  —  Sega Corp., the gaming studio once regarded among the staunchest advocates of blockchain gaming, is pulling back from an arena devastated …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI releases its GPT-4 API in general availability, giving all paying developers access and planning to give new developers access by the end of July 2023  —  OpenAI today announced the general availability of GPT-4, its latest text-generating model, through its paid API.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans an appointment-only retail launch of the Vision Pro in the US in early 2024, starting with stores in NYC, LA, and other major cities  —  Apple Inc. is planning a retail launch of its Vision Pro headset with appointments and in-store promotion in select US markets early next year …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok launches its subscription-only standalone music streaming service TikTok Music in Indonesia and Brazil, featuring UMG's, WMG's, and Sony Music's catalogs  —  TikTok has already dominated the short-video and social media market, and is now looking to take on Spotify and Apple Music with its latest offering.
Kara Carlson / Austin American-Statesman:
Volkswagen plans to start its first US tests of autonomous driving in Austin, beginning with a small fleet of ID. Buzz EVs equipped with VW and Mobileye tech  —  Even more driverless vehicles will be tooling around Austin, as Volkswagen joins the ranks of companies that have tested their autonomous vehicle technology in Austin.
Michael Shirer / IDC:
Global public cloud services revenue hit $545.8B in 2022, up 22.9% YoY; SaaS-Applications led with 45%+ of the revenue, then IaaS with 21.2%, and PaaS with 17%  —  For more information, contact:  —  mshirer@idc.com  —  Worldwide revenue for the public cloud services market totaled $545.8 billion in 2022 …

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