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September 22, 2023, 11:00 AM

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Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK CMA says Microsoft's revised offer to acquire Activision, which includes selling some gaming rights to Ubisoft, appears to address 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 add limited ads in Prime Video in the US, the UK, Germany, and Canada in early 2024, with an ad-free tier costing $2.99/month extra in the US  —  - 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 updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS to patch three new 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.
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Iain Martin / Forbes:
Tether spent ~$420M on 10K Nvidia H100 GPUs in a deal that will see it get a stake in bitcoin miner Northern Data, who 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 regulators fine Intel €376.36M over “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 invested in Alibaba, ByteDance, and other Chinese companies, splits its Asia and US units; in July, the US sought details about its holdings in China  —  Move follows similar decision by rival Sequoia Capital and Biden order to limit American investment in Chinese tech
Bloomberg:
Source: Vietnamese internet company VNG postpones its US IPO, planned for September 2023, after mixed performances by Arm, Instacart, and Klaviyo  —  Vietnam-based internet startup VNG Ltd. has decided to postpone its plans for a US initial public offering, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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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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