July 25, 2023, 8:05 PM

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Alphabet - Investor Relations:
Alphabet reports Q2 revenue of $74.6B, up 7% YoY, net income of $18.37B, up from $16B YoY, Google Cloud revenue of $8.03B, up from $6.28B YoY; GOOG is up 6%+  —  Announces Plans for Chief Financial Officer Transition and Appointment of President and Chief Investment Officer MOUNTAIN VIEW …
Wall Street Journal:
Emails: X offers discounts on new video ads in the US and UK and warns advertisers that they will lose verified status unless they reach spending thresholds  —  Social-media site X is offering hefty discounts to lure back ad dollars  —  X Corp. is cutting ad prices as it tries to woo brands back to the Elon Musk-owned platform.
Vlad Savov / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says the X rebrand isn't “simply a company renaming itself” but a move to remake Twitter into a platform for communications and financial transactions  —  - Billionaire to build fintech services atop social platform  — Discarding the Twitter name reflects loftier goals, he says
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Microsoft - Investor Relations:
Microsoft reports Q4 net income up 20% YoY to $20.1B, revenue up 8% YoY to $56.2B, Office Commercial up 12% YoY, Dynamics 365 up 26% YoY, and LinkedIn up 5% YoY  —  , as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year:  · Revenue was $56.2 billion and increased 8% (up 10% in constant currency)
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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 …
Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: TikTok plans to launch an e-commerce business in the US in early August to sell made-in-China goods to consumers and rival Shein and Temu  —  The app seeks to replicate the success of other popular China-founded shopping platforms Shein and Temu  —  TikTok is launching …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Financial Times:
Sam Altman's fission startup Oklo and life-extension startup Retro, alongside OpenAI and Worldcoin, may reshape society and will draw regulatory scrutiny  —  OpenAI chief says public sector has ‘lack of will’ to lead innovation  —  Sam Altman rolled out a new project to distinguish humans …
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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.

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