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September 18, 2023, 5:45 PM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Microsoft CPO Panos Panay is leaving after 19 years, ahead of the September 21 Surface event; consumer marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi will lead Windows and Surface  —  Panos Panay, the chief product officer at Microsoft, leading Windows development and the company's Surface line, is leaving Microsoft.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon is hiring Microsoft's former CPO Panos Panay to run the Alexa and Echo unit; longtime hardware chief Dave Limp said in August he is retiring  —  Amazon.com Inc. is hiring Microsoft Corp.'s product chief to run the division responsible for Alexa and the Echo smart speakers …
Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
At an all-hands, Unity discussed potential changes to its controversial new fees, like capping fees to 4% of a game's revenue for customers with $1M+ in revenue  —  Maker of video-game development tools backtracks after customers threaten boycott  —  Video-game tool maker Unity Software Inc …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Researchers find a GitHub repo run by Microsoft's AI research unit that exposed 38TB of sensitive data, like secret keys and 30K+ Microsoft staff Teams messages  —  Microsoft AI researchers accidentally exposed tens of terabytes of sensitive data, including private keys and passwords …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 review: a bigger bet on widgets and the modularization of apps, and needed Stage Manager fixes, but visionOS stole the spotlight this year  —  Well, last year was weird.  —  For the first time since I started writing annual reviews of Apple's two mobile operating systems …
Yoel Roth / New York Times:
Twitter's former head of trust and safety reflects on Donald Trump and Elon Musk attacking him, the resulting abuse, fact-checking, the Twitter Files, and more  —  When I worked at Twitter, I led the team that placed a fact-checking label on one of Donald Trump's tweets for the first time.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
In a livestream, Elon Musk says X is moving toward a “small” monthly subscription for all users, as it's the “only way” to combat “vast armies of bots”  —  - Tesla, SpaceX and X Corp. leader Elon Musk and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft adds layers and image transparency to Paint, 38 years after the app's launch, rolling out to Windows Insiders first, after adding background removal  —  Microsoft is finally rolling out support for layers and image transparency to the Paint image editor application 38 years after its launch.
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
A look around MGM's Vegas properties, where a September 10 cyberattack has led to broken slot machines and payment kiosks, strained employees, and long waits  —  At the Aria, Bellagio, and MGM Grand, evidence of the massive ransomware hack is everywhere, if you're looking for it.
Jennifer Surane / Bloomberg:
Citigroup debuts Citi Token Services, which turns deposits into tokens that can be sent internationally, in a push to offer institutional clients digital assets  —  - New offering turns customer deposits into digital tokens  — Pilot program focuses on trade finance, cash management
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel details its work on glass core substrates, a long-term project to replace organic substrates in chips, and plans a launch in the second half of the decade  —  Although Intel's annual Innovation event doesn't kick off until tomorrow, the company is already publishing some announcements ahead …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's new USB-C AirPods Pro add only dust resistance; an AirPods Pro software update adds Adaptive Audio, Personalized Volume, and Conversation Awareness  —  Last week, as predicted, Apple announced that the second-generation AirPods Pro would start shipping with a USB-C charging case instead …
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Google and the US DoD reveal an AI-powered Augmented Reality Microscope, in the works for years, that may help doctors diagnose cancer and cost $90K to $100K  —  - The Department of Defense has teamed up with Google to build an AI-powered microscope that can help doctors identify cancer.
John Dickerson / CBS News:
An interview with Tim Cook on Apple's pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030, the Vision Pro, return to the office, why Apple still advertises on X, and more  —  In Brown County, Texas - flat, dry, near the geographical center of the state - Apple has invested in a joint venture to power 100,000 homes with clean energy.

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