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August 29, 2023, 4:40 AM

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Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
The US SEC charges Impact Theory with offering unregistered securities by selling NFTs, a first; the LA-based entertainment company agreed to pay a $6.1M fine  —  Gary Gensler, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission  —  In an enforcement action announced on Monday …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Omdia: Apple shipped 26.5M iPhone 14 Pro Max phones in H1 2023, the most out of any model from any manufacturer; Apple had all four of the top-shipping models  —  - Last year, the iPhone 13 was the bestselling device on the market, indicating consumers were still buying flagship devices but at the entry level rather than the top end.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple aims for iPhone 15 Pro Max to make up 35%-40% of iPhone 15 shipments, optimistic about the phone's exclusive periscope lens camera as a selling point  —  Apple is aiming for the highest-end iPhone 15 Pro Max to account for roughly 35-40% of initial shipments for the iPhone 15 series …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI launches GPT-4-powered ChatGPT Enterprise, with improved privacy, performance, and data analysis features; pricing is “dependent on each company's usage”  —  Seeking to capitalize on ChatGPT's viral success, OpenAI today announced the launch of ChatGPT Enterprise …
Eugene Kim / Insider:
Meeting: Andy Jassy told employees who refuse to return to the office “at least three days a week” that “it's probably not going to work out for you at Amazon”  —  - Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told employees who disagree with the return-to-office mandate that it's “not going to work out for you.”
Nathan Edwards / The Verge:
Google announces new automation starters and actions for its Google Home app, plus new features for its Home script editor, which is available in Public Preview  —  Google Home is getting smarter.  In a pair of blog posts published today, Google announced a bunch of new automation starters …
Vlad Turiceanu / Windows Report:
Doc: Lenovo plans to unveil a €799 Legion Go gaming handheld, with an 8.8" 144Hz 2560×1600 display and 16GB of RAM, and €499 Legion AR glasses, on September 1  —  Lenovo's Legion Go has a hefty price, but maybe it's worth it  — An official document confirms the Lenovo Legion Go rumors we've shared so far
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:
Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Sam Altman, Jensen Huang, and others are expected to attend Senator Schumer's first AI Insight Forum on September 13  —  The top executives at tech companies, including the world's richest man Elon Musk, are among the confirmed guests …
Washington Post:
Interviews with 36 Remotasks workers in the Philippines, who annotate data for Scale AI customers in the US, reveal delayed, reduced, or canceled payments  —  CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines — In a coastal city in the southern Philippines, thousands of young workers log online every day to support …

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