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July 31, 2023, 9:10 PM

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New York Times:
Twitter/X threatens to sue Center for Countering Digital Hate, alleging the nonprofit made “troubling and baseless claims” to hurt Twitter and its ad business  —  The Center for Countering Digital Hate said it had received a letter from X, Twitter's parent company …
Decrypt:
SEC charges Hex crypto project founder Richard Heart with conducting unregistered securities offerings, including Hex, PulseChain, and PulseX, that raised $1B+  —  The SEC has charged Richard Heart, the founder of the crypto project Hex, with allegedly conducting unregistered securities offerings that raised more than $1 billion.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Internal email: Google is revamping Assistant to focus on using generative AI, starting with the mobile version, and is reorganizing related teams  —  Google plans to overhaul its Assistant to focus on using generative AI technologies similar to those that power ChatGPT and its own Bard chatbot …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Twitter is now “X” in the App Store, seemingly via an exception to Apple's rule that requires app names to have two or more characters  —  After weeks of changes to its social handles, branding on its interface, a redirect on the web, and lots of chatter from its owner …
Andy Robinson / Video Games Chronicle:
Sources: Nintendo plans to release a new console in H2 2024, with portable mode, an LCD screen, and a cartridge slot; key partners already have development kits  —  Development kits for Nintendo's next console are now with key partner studios, with launch planned for next year, sources have told VGC.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Tether reports a $850M net profit in Q2, vs. $1.5B in Q1, with ~$3.3B in excess reserves, up from $2.44B in Q1, and $86.5B+ in total assets as of June 30  —  - In its latest attestation report, Tether said it had a net profit of $850 million in the second quarter.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Apple confirms a Screen Time bug, letting kids go over the time limits imposed by parents to use apps and games, but doesn't offer a timeline for a fix  —  Settings aren't sticking; the company says it's working ‘to improve the situation’  —  Apple's Screen Time controls are failing parents.
Anissa Gardizy / The Information:
Sources: Nvidia has asked some cloud provider startups for their customers' names; it also ensures some upstart cloud providers get early shipments of new chips  —  Nvidia plays favorites with its newest, much-sought-after chips for artificial intelligence, steering them to small cloud providers …
Scott Chipolina / Financial Times:
Brian Armstrong says the SEC asked Coinbase to halt trading all crypto except bitcoin without explaining its interpretation of the law, before it sued Coinbase  —  Request would have meant ‘the end of the crypto industry in the US’, according to Brian Armstrong

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