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September 22, 2023, 4:40 PM

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Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK CMA says Microsoft's revised offer to acquire Activision Blizzard for $69B, which includes selling some gaming rights to Ubisoft, addresses its concerns  —  - CMA says revised offer opens the door to deal approval  —  Microsoft Corp.'s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. looks set …
Bryant Francis / Game Developer:
Unity apologizes and says games made with Unity Personal will be exempt from its Runtime Fee, which will only apply to games made with Unity versions from 2024  —  Unity's updated Runtime Fee will no longer apply to games made on Unity Personal, and will only apply beginning with the next LTS version of Unity.
Bloomberg:
Amazon plans to run limited ads on Prime Video in the US, the UK, Germany, and Canada starting in early 2024, charging $2.99/month extra in the US to avoid ads  —  - Prime Video will offer a more expensive ad-free option  — Streamers want to increase revenue as production costs soar
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Apple releases emergency security updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS to patch three zero-day vulnerabilities, for a total of 16 zero-days fixed in 2023  —  Apple released emergency security updates to patch three new zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in attacks targeting iPhone and Mac users …
Paresh Dave / Wired:
Sam Schube / GQ:
How Apple SVP of Services Eddy Cue led the company's push into live sports streaming and is using its MLS deal to test reshaping how sports are consumed  —  Longtime Apple executive Eddy Cue happens to be an enormous sports fan.  And with Apple entering the wild west of broadcasting live sports …
Louise Matsakis / Semafor:
Sources: The White House is weighing requiring cloud companies to disclose when a client buys computing resources above a set threshold, as part of an EO on AI  —  The White House is considering requiring cloud computing firms to report some information about their customers to the U.S. government …
Nathan Edwards / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a unified Copilot built into Windows 11, launching on September 26 across all its apps and services, including Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing  —  Microsoft today announced a new, unified Copilot experience launching on September 26th.  The new “AI companion,” …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 3, offering 50" or 85" 4K PixelSense displays with anti-glare, smart rotation, and portrait mode, available later in 2023  —  Microsoft has revealed the Surface Hub 3, the latest version of the company's all-in-one collaborative touchscreen device.
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