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July 25, 2023, 4:45 PM

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Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says Twitter “made sense when it was just 140 character messages” and the move “is not simply a company renaming itself, but doing the same thing”  —  - Billionaire to build fintech services atop social platform  — Discarding the Twitter name reflects loftier goals, he says
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Apple faces a £785M class action lawsuit, claiming to represent over 1,500 app developers, over its App Store fees at the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal  —  Apple (AAPL.O) on Tuesday found itself the target of a 785-million-pound ($1 billion) class action lawsuit brought …
Elissa Miolene / Mercury News:
At schools across California, some Chromebook models are about to age out of software updates; 13 models hit their death date this summer and 51 will in 2024  —  At a lofty warehouse in East Oakland, a dozen students have spent their summer days tinkering with laptops.
Jason Nelson / Decrypt:
TechCrunch:
Threads adds an option for a chronological feed of posts from people the user follows  —  Meta's text-based social network Threads is rolling out one of the most requested features after its launch — a following feed.  The company is also rolling out the ability to see posts you've liked in your settings.
David Pierce / The Verge:
The Browser Company launches Arc on macOS and iOS after a two-year waitlist; the browser helps users take notes, redesign webpages, organize tabs, and more  —  Arc, the Mac and iOS browser from The Browser Company, is finally ditching its waitlist.  The company has been testing the app …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
A Google researcher finds a vulnerability in AMD's Zen 2 chips, giving access to secure information like encryption keys; AMD expects most patches to come in Q4  —  A huge Zen 2 leak requires a patch. … Tavis Ormandy, a researcher with Google Information Security, posted today …
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify Q2: revenue up 11% YoY to €3.2B, Premium subs up 17% YoY to 220M, MAUs up 27% YoY to 551M; Q3 sales forecast below analyst est.; SPOT closes down 14.26%  —  Spotify Technology SA fell as much as 13% in New York trading after the audio streaming giant reported sales that came …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
OpenAI releases ChatGPT for Android in the US, Bangladesh, and Brazil, and plans to launch in more countries next week  —  According to a company tweet, it's available first in the US, India, Bangladesh, and Brazil, with other countries set to follow later, mimicking the staged rollout we saw for the iOS version.

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