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August 3, 2023, 9:35 PM

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Apple:
Apple reports Q3 revenue down 1.4% YoY to $81.8B, declining for a third quarter in a row and missing estimates of $88.8B, and net income up 2.3% YoY to $19.9B  —  Services revenue reaches new all-time high Installed base of active devices sets all-time record
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Q3 revenue: iPhone down 2.4% YoY to $39.7B, Mac down 7.3% YoY to $6.8B, iPad down 19.8% to $5.8B, and Wearables, Home, and Accessories up 2.5% to $8.3B  —  Sales of iPhones missed analyst estimates, although executives pointed to continued strength in emerging markets
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple Q3: revenue grew 7.9% YoY to $15.8B in China, with iPhone up “double digits” and a quarterly Services record, but fell 5.6% YoY to $35.4B in the Americas  —  Apple (AAPL.O) on Thursday reported sales and profit that beat Wall Street expectations despite a decline in iPhone sales …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon:
Amazon reports Q2 revenue up 11% YoY to $134.4B, a $6.7B net income, vs. a $2B net loss in Q2 2022, AWS segment sales up 12% YoY to $22.1B; AMZN jumps 9%+  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Google expands its privacy tools, including to alert users when their personal info appears in Search and to remove consensual explicit images from Search  —  The company will soon blur explicit imagery in results by default too.  —  Google has announced several updates to Search aimed …
Brian Fung / CNN:
Sensor Tower: Threads' DAUs fell to 8M on July 31, down 82% from launch; the daily average time spent fell from 19 minutes per day at launch to 2.9 on August 1  —  Threads, Meta's Twitter rival, is struggling to retain users roughly a month after its highly publicized launch …
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Brave Search updates its image and video search to use Brave's own index rather than Bing's or Google's; some advanced search capabilities are still absent  —  Brave, best known for its privacy-focused web browser, is adding image and video search to Brave Search that now relies …
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
IBM, HuggingFace, and NASA release an open-source geospatial foundation model to support new climate and Earth science AIs that can track deforestation and more  —  The open-source model will serve as the basis for future forest, crop and climate change-monitoring AI.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Nintendo Q1: revenue up 50% YoY to ~$3.2B and net profit up 52% YoY to ~$1.3B, driven by The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the new Zelda, and Switch sales up 13.9%  —  - Nintendo reported revenue for the June quarter of 461.34 billion yen ($3.2 billion), rising 50% year-on-year.
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Patreon temporarily disables Payoneer payments after some creators were unable to access their earnings and some banks flagged subscriber payments as fraudulent  —  Two simultaneous issues with payments on Patreon are causing problems for both creators and fans.
TechCrunch:
India restricts importing laptops, tablets, PCs, and servers, effective immediately; analysts say the move appears aimed at boosting local tech manufacturing  —  India restricted import of laptops, tablets, other personal computers and servers with immediate effect on Thursday …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD announces the Radeon Pro W7600 for $599, $50 cheaper than its predecessor, and the W7500 for $429, both based on its new Navi 33 GPU, available later in Q3  —  As AMD continues to launch their full graphics product stacks based on their latest RDNA 3 architecture GPUs …
Bloomberg:
Coinbase reports Q2 revenue down 12% YoY to $707.9M, vs. $631.2M est., net loss down 91% YoY to $97M, and transaction revenue down 50% YoY to $327.1M  —  - Trading revenue was less than that from other sources  — Interest income down after USDC stablecoin circulation fell
Bloomberg:
Hong Kong grants its first crypto licenses to HashKey Exchange and OSL, legalizing retail trading of tokens as city officials seek to foster a global crypto hub  —  - Hong Kong is seeking to develop a digital-asset center  — City's pivot has received a guarded welcome from firms
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
CoreWeave, which offers Nvidia GPUs in the cloud, raised $2.3B in debt, collateralized by Nvidia chips; CoreWeave has raised $421M in equity so far in 2023  —  Specialized cloud provider CoreWeave has raised $2.3 billion in a debt facility led by Magnetar Capital and Blackstone (BX.N) …
Shubham Kalia / Reuters:
Agence France-Presse sues X in Paris for refusing to discuss potential content distribution payments under a 2019 law; Elon Musk calls the lawsuit “bizarre”  —  said on Wednesday it filed a lawsuit in Paris against Elon Musk's X social media platform, formerly known as Twitter …

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