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September 22, 2023, 12:30 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 …
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 …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
X plans to deprecate Circles on October 31, 2023; users will not be able to create new posts nor add people to their Circle, but will be able to remove people  —  X is planning to shut down Circles, a feature that lets you share posts with a limited group of people instead of all of your followers.
Paresh Dave / Wired:
Iain Martin / Forbes:
Tether spent ~$420M on 10K Nvidia H100 GPUs and a 20% stake in Frankfurt-based bitcoin miner Northern Data, which plans to rent the chips to AI startups  —  A $40,000 computer chip has become one of the hottest commodities in the tech industry.  Startups are scrambling to buy up Nvidia's H100 …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
EU antitrust regulators fine Intel €376.36M for “a previously established abuse of dominant position” after an EU court overturned a €1.06B fine in January 2022  —  - Fine follows ruling by court upholding part of EU's case  — EU initially fined Intel a then-record penalty in 2009
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 …
Financial Times:
GGV, which has backed companies like Alibaba, ByteDance, Xiaomi, and Didi, splits into Asia and US units; in July, the US asked about GGV's holdings in China  —  Move follows similar decision by rival Sequoia Capital and Biden order to limit American investment in Chinese tech
David Pierce / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the 14.4" Surface Laptop Studio 2, offering Intel's 13th Gen i7 H chips, Nvidia's RTX 4050 or RTX 4060, and up to 2TB of storage, for $1,999+  —  Microsoft just showed off its new high-end convertible laptop, the Surface Laptop Studio 2, at its launch event in New York City.
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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,” …
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