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August 16, 2023, 11:15 AM

Top News

Washington Post:
X added five-second delays, some now removed, on t.co links to Instagram, Facebook, Threads, Bluesky, Substack, the NYT, Reuters, and other sites Musk attacks  —  The site formerly known as Twitter has added a five-second delay when a user clicks on a shortened link to the New York Times …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Users of X Pro, previously TweetDeck, report encountering X Blue paywalls to use the service; X said on July 3 that “in 30 days” X Pro would be subscriber-only  —  X, the social network formally known as Twitter, appears to be finally following through on its promise to make TweetDeck a paid service.
Timmy Shen / The Block:
Coinbase says the exchange received regulatory approval from the CFTC-backed National Futures Association to offer futures trading services to eligible US users  —  - Coinbase is now allowed to operate as a futures commission merchant and offer eligible U.S. customers access to crypto futures from its platforms, the company said.
Sankalp Phartiyal / Bloomberg:
Sources: Foxconn's Tamil Nadu plant in India plans to deliver new iPhone 15s only weeks after Chinese factories; previously, output lagged China by 6-9 months  —  - Apple is diversifying iPhone supply chain away from China  — India's push to become a manufacturing hub is bearing fruit
Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
Intel ends its $5.4B deal to buy Israeli company Tower Semiconductor after failing to win Chinese regulatory approval; Intel announced the deal in February 2022  —  - Deal for Tower Semiconductor needed Chinese antitrust approval  —  Intel Corp. walked away from its attempt …
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Crypto key startup BitGo raised $100M at a $1.75B valuation from undisclosed US and Asian investors; Galaxy Digital scrapped a $1.2B BitGo acquisition in 2022  —  The crypto company raised $100 million from new investors, emphasizing its focus on following rules and regulations.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple backtracks and moves the “end call” button back to the middle of the screen, from the bottom-right corner, in the latest iOS 17 beta  —  - Apple has moved the end call button back to the middle of the screen in the the newest developer version of iOS 17 released on Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds an experimental browsing feature that summarizes page content to Search Generative Experience, first in the Google mobile app for Search Labs users  —  Google today is rolling out a few new updates to its nearly three-month-old Search Generative Experience (SGE) …
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
OpenAI says the company has been using GPT-4 to enforce its content policies and says some of its customers are already using the LLM for content moderation  —  ChatGPT creator OpenAI has been using its most advanced large language model to enforce the company's content policies …
WABetaInfo:
WhatsApp beta for Android now lets a limited group of testers use generative AI to create custom stickers; inappropriate stickers can be reported to Meta  —  WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.23.17.14.  —  What's new in this update?

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