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July 26, 2023, 5:10 PM

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Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter changes its handle from @twitter to @X, Twitter Blue to @XBlue, @TwitterSupport to @Support, and more; the previous @X owner now uses @x12345678998765  —  Twitter has changed its official handle to @X as part of the ongoing rebranding.  As a result, the original @Twitter handle is now inactive …
George Hammond / Financial Times:
Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI launch the Frontier Model Forum, aiming to ensure “the safe and responsible development of frontier AI models”  —  Anthropic, Google, Microsoft and OpenAI team up to establish best practices but critics argue they want to avoid regulation
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts rolling out a new Xbox Home UI, offering more space for backgrounds and quick access to store, search, and settings, after 10 months of testing  —  Microsoft first started testing a new Xbox Home UI nearly a year ago, and the company is now ready to deliver it to all Xbox owners.
Meta Investor Relations:
Meta reports Q2 revenue up 11% YoY to $32B, net income up 16% YoY to $7.79B, and family daily active people up 7% YoY to 3.07B for June 2023  —  Meta Platforms, Inc. (Nasdaq: META) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.  —  “We had a good quarter.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung announces the Galaxy Z Flip5, offering a larger 3.4" cover screen, up from 1.9" on the Z Flip 4, a new hinge, 256GB storage, and more for the same $999  —  The Motorola Razr Plus' reign as the best flip phone might be short-lived.  —  The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is officially here …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Bloomberg:
New rules approved by the SEC require publicly traded companies to file details of a cyberattack within four days of identifying that it has a material impact  —  - Delay possible if public safety or national security at risk  — Some business groups argued that deadline was too short
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
The FBI's seizure of Mastodon server Kolektiva.social in May should serve as a wake-up call to fediverse users and hosts to protect their privacy  —  We're in an exciting time for users who want to take back control from major platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 hands-on: essentially the same displays and some nice upgrades, but Samsung seems to be wasting its advantage and $1,800 is ludicrous  —  Even with a new hinge, a brighter display and improved multitasking, the Z Fold's rivals are catching up.
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
CNN:
US prosecutors ask a judge to detain Sam Bankman-Fried over witness tampering allegations, saying he leaked Caroline Ellison's personal writings to the NYT  —  New York CNN —  —  US prosecutors asked a federal judge to detain former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried over allegations of witness-tampering.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
The Overture Maps Foundation, formed by Meta, Microsoft, AWS, and TomTom, releases its first dataset with 59M “points of interest” donated by Meta and Microsoft  —  - A group formed by Meta, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and TomTom is releasing data that could enable companies …
Ben Tarnoff / The Guardian:
A profile of Joseph Weizenbaum, who created the first chatbot in 1966 but turned against AI, believing the computer revolution constricted our humanity  —  Computer scientist Joseph Weizenbaum was there at the dawn of artificial intelligence - but he was also adamant that we must never confuse computers with humans
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Samsung announces the $300+ Galaxy Watch6 and $400+ Galaxy Watch6 Classic, powered by Wear OS 4, reviving the Classic's rotating bezel, and more  —  The Classic's rotating bezel is back — and the display bezels are a lot thinner all around.  Oh, and here comes Wear OS 4.
Chavi Mehta / Reuters:
eBay reports Q2 revenue up 5% YoY to $2.52B, vs. $2.51B est., gross merchandise volume down 2% YoY to $18.2B, and active buyers down 4% YoY to 132M  —  E-commerce platform eBay (EBAY.O) forecast third-quarter revenue slightly above market expectations on Wednesday, banking on its focus categories …

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