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July 27, 2023, 7:20 AM

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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 jumps 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:
Meta's Reality Labs reports a $3.7B operating loss in Q2, vs. $3.5B est., and expects losses to “increase meaningfully” due to VR/AR and ecosystem investments  —  - Meta's Reality Labs unit, which develops virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, logged …
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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.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
The US DOJ informed a federal judge that Sam Bankman-Fried won't face the campaign finance charge, which wasn't part of an extradition document with The Bahamas  —  The Justice Department said late Wednesday that the campaign finance charge was not included in an extradition document with The Bahamas …
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]
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Kim Mackrael / Wall Street Journal:
The EU opens an antitrust investigation into whether Microsoft abuses its dominant position by bundling Teams with Office, the first investigation in 10+ years  —  Probe marks the first time in a decade that Microsoft has come under formal investigation by Brussels
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
David Pierce / The Verge:
A postmortem of Neeva, which tried to build a faster, simpler, and ad-free search engine, and how default search engine choices reinforce Google's dominance  —  A couple of ex-Googlers set out to create the search engine of the future.  They built something faster, simpler, and ad-free.
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David Welch / Bloomberg:
Waymo plans to slow the development of autonomous trucking as the company 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.
Sheila Chiang / CNBC:
Samsung reports Q2 revenue down 22% YoY to ~$47.21B, below analyst expectations of ~$47.7B, and operating profit down 95% YoY to ~$525M due to weak phone demand  —  - Samsung is the world's largest maker of dynamic random-access memory chips, which are found in consumer devices such as smartphones and computers.
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 …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
T-Mobile rolls out ultrafast 5G capable of 3.3Gbps, first in a few US markets for Samsung Galaxy S23 users only, then nationwide in “the coming weeks”  —  / T-Mobile's new wireless tech is live in a few markets and will be available nationally in ‘weeks.’
Bloomberg:
The SEC approves new rules to require publicly traded companies to file details of a cyberattack within four days of identifying a material impact from the hack  —  - Delay possible if public safety or national security at risk  — Some business groups argued that deadline was too short

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