September 11, 2023, 12:40 PM

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Qualcomm says Apple extended its modem deal for three more years, covering “smartphone launches in 2024, 2025, and 2026”; the prior deal was set to end in 2023  —  - Pact between the companies had been scheduled to end this year  — The iPhone maker has been trying to create its own components
Sources: seeking to shore up its finances, Embracer is considering options for US-based Borderlands developer Gearbox, acquired in a $1.4B deal in February 2021  —  Embracer (EMBRACb.ST) is considering options for its U.S. game developer Gearbox Entertainment including a sale …
Filing: Instacart aims to raise up to $616M in its IPO at an up to $7.73B valuation and prices shares at $26 to $28; the listing is expected later this month  —  Instacart is aiming for a valuation of up to $7.73 billion, the grocery delivery company said on Monday, in its march toward …
WhatsApp releases an Android beta that adds a “Third-party chats” screen, offering a clue for how Meta plans to comply with the EU's DMA interoperability rules  —  WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
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Why there has never been a better time for online creators: it might be harder than ever to earn $1M per year but it has never been easier to make $50,000  —  I judge the health of the creator economy by one single controversial factor: ease of access and probability of survival for its participants.
Gillian Tett / Financial Times:
An interview with Walter Isaacson on Elon Musk, the new biography, why Musk agreed, the Twitter acquisition, Musk being “driven by demons”, surprises, and more  —  The writer tells Gillian Tett what he learnt during two years spent with ‘total access’ to the tech tycoon
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft ends software support for the original Surface Duo, three years after its launch; the Android smartphone received only two major OS updates  —  On its third birthday, the original Surface Duo is no longer supported by Microsoft.  —  What you need to know
Wall Street Journal:
A competition between Wharton MBA students and ChatGPT that judges generating ideas for a new product or service finds that 35 of the top 40 came from ChatGPT  —  We put humans and AI to the test.  The results weren't even close.  —  How good is AI in generating new ideas?
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Coinbase says the company disabled sign-ups in India in June but remains committed to the country, after emailing users about ceasing operations on September 25  —  Coinbase said Monday that it has disabled new user sign-up on its exchange product in India, but remains committed to the country …

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