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July 17, 2023, 10:05 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:
UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal grants Microsoft a two-month pause on hearing, set to begin on July 28, of its appeal against CMA's block of Activision deal  —  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 “we're going to have to get tighter on things like rate limits”  —  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 …
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 …
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
The Norwegian Data Protection Authority orders Meta to stop showing users behavioral ads for three months starting on August 4 or face a daily ~€89,500 fine  —  Social media giants Facebook and Instagram will soon be temporarily banned in Norway from tracking users online to target them with advertising.
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 …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta rebrands Facebook's Watch tab as Video, which will now include all visual content like Reels, long-form content, and live videos, and adds editing features  —  Facebook announced new video-related features today ranging from editing to discovery to make the platform competitive with YouTube and TikTok.
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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