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July 17, 2023, 10:35 PM

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Richard Lawler / The Verge:
A US appeals court stays for 90 days a ruling letting Apple App Store developers link to third-party payment options, so Apple can prepare a SCOTUS filing  —  On Monday, Apple was granted a motion putting a hold on the appeals court ruling that would push the company to undo its “anti-steering” …
Reuters:
The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal pauses Microsoft's hearing, starting on July 28, of its appeal against the CMA blocking the Activision deal, for two months  —  Microsoft's (MSFT.O) appeal against Britain's block on its $69 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft and Activision Blizzard plan to keep seeking the final regulatory approvals for their $69B deal, despite not closing by the July 18 deadline  —  - UK veto will prevent closing by July 18 deadline in agreement  — Companies don't intend to walk away, will continue UK talks
Financial Times:
Millions of sensitive emails have been missent to the .ML domain due to people mistyping the US military's .MIL domain; Mali retakes control of .ML on July 17  —  Common spelling error has misdirected sensitive Pentagon messages to a company running Mali's internet domain
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Adam Mosseri says spam attacks on Threads “have picked up” so Meta is tightening “things like rate limits” and warns of “unintentionally limiting active people”  —  It looks like Twitter isn't the only one having to turn to rate limits — or limits on how many posts users can view — as it turns out.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Wix debuts AI Site Generator, a tool that can create websites from chat prompts, including e-commerce, scheduling, food ordering, and event ticketing components  —  What does one expect from a website builder in 2023?  That's the question many startups — and incumbents …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to discontinue Games with Gold on September 1 and to replace Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass Core, which includes 25+ games, on September 14  —  Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Game Pass Core subscription to replace Xbox Live Gold.  This new Game Pass Core offering …
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Peacock raises its Premium price by $1 to $5.99/month and Premium Plus by $2 to $11.99/month, at once for new customers and on August 17 for current subscribers  —  Peacock is delivering bad news to its subscribers tonight.  Beginning at 12 a.m. ET, the streamer is notifying existing customers …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Louisville-based JumpCloud says a state-backed hacking group breached its systems on June 22 via a spear-phishing attack targeting a small set of its customers  —  US-based enterprise software firm JumpCloud says a state-backed hacking group breached its systems almost one month ago as part …
Helen Coster / Reuters:
Truth Social's head of engineering, Alex Gleason, resigns to work at Soapbox, which he founded and which offers open-source decentralized tech for social media  —  The head of engineering for the company that operates former U.S. President Donald Trump's Truth Social app told Reuters on Monday …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Runway, which streamlines companies' financial planning and integrates with accounting, data, and HR tools, raised a $27.5M Series A led by Initialized Capital  —  Cristóbal Valenzuela, the former president of Sandbox VR, the brick-and-mortar VR experience franchise, didn't always have a strong grasp of finance.

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