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July 27, 2023, 2:10 AM

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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 …
Aisyah Llewellyn / Al Jazeera:
Indonesia restricts X.com, which now redirects to twitter.com after Twitter rebranding to X, as the domain had been previously used by porn and gambling sites  —  Medan, Indonesia - Elon Musk's aspirations for X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, have hit a stumbling block …
Esther Crawford / @esthercrawford:
Former Director of Product Management Esther Crawford on Twitter's culture of fear, Elon Musk's strengths and weaknesses, the sleeping bag incident, and more  —  Like seemingly everyone on this app I have plenty of opinions about Twitter > X and figure now is a good time to open up a bit about my experience at the company. I tweeted for years into the void for the love of it like many of you, but after selling my startup to Twitter in... [video]
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 up 7%+  —  Meta Platforms, Inc. (Nasdaq: META) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2023.  —  “We had a good quarter.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Scott Nover / Quartz:
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
Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Netflix lists a $900K-a-year AI product manager job that points to the company's plans to use AI to “create great content”, as actors strike for AI protections  —  Rob Delaney said, “My melodious voice?  My broad shoulders and dancer's undulating buttocks?  I decide how those are used!"
David Welch / Bloomberg:
Waymo says it will slow the development of autonomous trucking as it moves its focus and investment to ride-hailing  —  Waymo, the self-driving unit owned by Alphabet Inc., is slowing the development of autonomous trucking that's being done by its Via subsidiary.
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.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Sources: the California AG is investigating Tesla, seeking information from customers and ex-employees about Autopilot safety issues and advertising complaints  —  - The California attorney general is investigating Tesla, CNBC has learned, seeking information from customers …
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.
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
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix is reworking its tech deal with Microsoft for its ad tier to reduce the revenue guarantee and has discussed selling ads through other partners  —  Streamer asks for patience as it tries to jump-start $6.99 a month ad tier  —  Netflix is restructuring its advertising partnership …
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
AWS debuts HealthScribe, an AI-powered tool to summarize patient visits, and is working with partners rather than selling it directly to hospitals and doctors  —  Amazon Web Services is unveiling AI services for doctors, business analysis and chatbots as it aims for Microsoft and Google
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:

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