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July 16, 2023, 2:20 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony and Microsoft sign a deal to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation after the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, ending a bitter battle between the companies  —  Sony has agreed to a deal for Call of Duty with Microsoft.  Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer says Sony and Microsoft have agreed to a …
Jahnavi Nidumolu / Reuters:
Elon Musk says a ~50% ad revenue drop and a heavy debt load kept Twitter cash flow negative; he said in March 2023 the company could be cash flow positive in Q2  —  Elon Musk said Twitter's cash flow remains negative because of a nearly 50% drop in advertising revenue and a heavy debt load.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Mike Rockwell's division at Apple is now called Vision Products Group, hinting at an organizational change; Apple may hold an October event for M3 Macs  —  Apple's new Vision Products Group reflects a shift away from its famed product-development process.
Anastasia Stognei / Financial Times:
Russia bans officials and state employees from using Apple devices for “work purposes”, after the FSB claimed Apple helped the NSA surveil Russian iPhone users  —  FSB enforces crackdown on use by state officials after claiming it uncovered an espionage operation using Apple devices
Alex Ivanovs / Stack Diary:
Brave appears to be selling copyrighted data for AI training and giving third parties the “rights” to that data, while not disclosing its own robot crawler  —  And even though there are some concerns about the type of data that was used [...]  —  I'm fairly certain …
Amaka Nwaokocha / Cointelegraph:
The US SEC acknowledges BlackRock's and Bitwise's spot bitcoin ETF applications, indicating the commencement of the official review process for the proposals  —  The SEC's acknowledgment indicates the commencement of the official review process for BlackRock's ETF proposal.  —  2279 Total views
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Bluesky adds the N-word to a “reserved” words list, after users reported that some usernames include the slur, highlighting the site's ongoing moderation issues  —  The oversight highlighted an ongoing moderation issue at the platform.  —  Before this week, Bluesky …
Financial Times:
Sources: McKinsey, BCG, and other US firms are splitting their IT systems to decouple China data, as Beijing expands anti-espionage rules and data regulation  —  Beijing's move to expand anti-espionage rules and data regulation has companies racing to hive off systems
Lewis Gordon / The Ringer:
After DVDs and streaming, Netflix gears up for what appears to be its third and most ambitious act: video games, with 67 in its library and 86 in development  —  First came DVDs.  Then came streaming movies and TV.  Now, Netflix is betting big on video games—and new release 'Oxenfree II …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's disclosures about Chinese government hackers accessing US government email accounts try to obscure the role of the company's zero-days in the breach  —  Critics also decry Microsoft's “pay-to-play” monitoring that detected intrusions.  —  On Friday, Microsoft attempted to explain …

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