July 14, 2023, 2:15 AM

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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Twitter starts paying Twitter Blue creators who earned 5M+ impressions per month for three months a revenue cut from the ads beside the replies to their tweets  —  Twitter is now paying creators for a share of the ad revenue earned from ads served in the replies to their posts.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
The first beneficiaries of Twitter's payout to creators program include far-right influencers like Andrew Tate, who posted that Twitter paid him over $20K  —  The platform is paying high profile creators, including Andrew Tate, thousands of dollars for posting to the app
More: ReutersMastodon: @RevXenoFact@dobbs.townTwitter: @taylorlorenz, @lrozen, and @atruparThreads: @kbode
Tom Hals / Reuters:
A US judge says Ripple's XRP sales to sophisticated investors violated securities law but that sales on exchanges were not offers of securities; XRP jumps 70%+  —  U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said Ripple Labs Inc's institutional sales of its XRP digital token violated federal law …
Aoyon Ashraf / CoinDesk:
After the court ruling, Coinbase, Kraken, and Bitstamp resume XRP trading on their US exchanges, while Gemini is exploring the listing of the token  —  U.S. federal court ruled on Thursday that sale of XRP tokens on exchanges and through algorithms did not constitute investment contracts.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
SAG-AFTRA: AMPTP's AI proposal lets studios scan a background actor to create a digital likeness, for a day's pay, for perpetual use without consent or pay  —  During today's press conference in which Hollywood actors confirmed that they were going on strike, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Reddit plans to sunset its current coins and awards systems used to show post appreciation by September 12, 2023; no new coins can be purchased starting today  —  Reddit is sunsetting its current coins and awards systems, meaning you soon won't be able to thank a kind stranger for giving you Reddit Gold for one of your posts.
More: NyxelestiaBluesky: @dannyomo.bsky.socialMastodon: @carnage4life@mas.toTwitter: @quinnypigThreads: @carnage4lifeForums: r/reddit, r/technology, and Beehaw
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Microsoft names Aptos as the next default font for its Microsoft 365 productivity apps, replacing Calibri; Aptos was available for two years as Bierstadt  —  - After considering user feedback on five options, Microsoft has picked the next default font for its productivity apps like Word and Outlook.
The US arrests and charges former Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky with six counts; the SEC, CFTC, and FTC sue Mashinsky and Celsius; Mashinsky pleads not guilty  —  - Three regulatory agencies also sued Mashinsky in New York  — Mashinsky pleads not guilty to all charges at hearing
Adobe: US shoppers spent $12.7B on Amazon's 48-hour Prime Day, up 6.1% YoY but below estimates of 9.5% growth; an increasing customer share used BNPL services  —  US shoppers spent $12.7 billion online during Inc.'s 48-hour Prime Day, up 6.1% from a year ago but short of estimates for 9.5% growth, according to Adobe Inc.
Bloomberg Law:
A US district judge denies the FTC's motion to stay Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition; the FTC is still seeking emergency action by the 9th Circuit  —  The US Federal Trade Commission lost its request for a California judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp. from closing …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Honor unveils Magic V2, a foldable phone measuring 9.9mm thick when folded and weighing 231g, is thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Pixel Fold  —  If there's one thing Honor wants you to know about its new Magic V2, it's how thin and light it is.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
The AP and OpenAI sign a two-year deal; the AP gets access to OpenAI's tech in return for licensing some of its text archive dating back to 1985 for AI training  —  The Associated Press on Thursday said it reached a two-year deal with OpenAI, the parent company to ChatGPT, to share access to select news content and technology.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Telly begins shipping its free, ad-supported, dual-screen 4K TV as part of its public beta program; users must submit demographic info, viewing habits, and more  —  Start-up says it received more than 250,000 sign-ups from U.S. consumers … The start-up, which plans to ship some 500,000 free …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Doc: the FTC sends OpenAI a demand for records about addressing risks tied to its AI models and a March 2023 security incident over payment-related information  —  The agency's demand for OpenAI's documents marks the company's greatest U.S. regulatory threat to date
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University files a lawsuit challenging Texas' TikTok ban on state devices, for limiting research and teaching  —  A lawsuit filed on Thursday says Gov. Greg Abbott's ban is compromising research and teaching at public universities.

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