September 26, 2023, 12:45 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to shut down Google Podcasts later in 2024 as part of its broader transition to move its streaming listeners over to YouTube Music  —  Google announced this morning it will be shutting down its Google Podcasts app later in 2024 as part of its broader transition to move its streaming listeners over to YouTube Music.
Wall Street Journal:
The FTC and 17 US states sue Amazon for allegedly using monopoly power to keep its prices artificially high, lock sellers into its platform, and harm its rivals  —  High-stakes case puts e-commerce giant in sights of agency chair Lina Khan's aggressive antitrust stance
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Sources: FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel is set to announce on September 26 plans to reinstate net neutrality rules governing ISPs that the FCC gutted under Trump  —  - Chairwoman set to announce plans to restore broadband rules  — FCC panel gained Democratic majority with new commissioner
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
EU's first DSA report: Twitter had the highest rate of disinfo in H1 2023, followed by Facebook; TikTok removed ~6M fake accounts; YouTube removed 400+ channels  —  Musk is told his platform, now known as X, must comply with new laws designed to combat fake news and Russian propaganda
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches Jam, a new feature that lets up to 32 people curate a single playlist; only Premium subscribers can create Jams, but all users can contribute  —  Spotify is today introducing its latest social feature, Jam, which allows multiple people to blend their own musical tastes into a combined playlist.
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
Email: Chase bans crypto-linked payments for UK clients starting October 16 as “fraudsters are increasingly using crypto assets to steal large sums of money”  —  Starting Oct. 16, the bank will decline customer attempts to make payments related to crypto assets via debit card or outgoing bank transfers.
Aaron Holmes / The Information:
Sources detail how Microsoft aims to cut costs behind running AI features like Bing Chat by developing efficient AI models that mimic OpenAI's more capable ones  —  Microsoft's push to put artificial intelligence into its software has hinged almost entirely on OpenAI, the startup Microsoft funded …
The US SEC objects to Coinbase's role in Celsius' plan to emerge from bankruptcy, saying the proposal goes “far beyond the services of a distribution agent”  —  - Regulator objects to Coinbase distribution agreements  — Coinbase, Celsius each face separate lawsuits from the SEC
Aamir Siddiqui / Android Authority:
Many users report that their iPhone 15 series devices, including the 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, get too hot to hold, especially during charging or prolonged use  —  Many users are reporting that their iPhone 15 and 15 Pro series heats up during charging and during prolonged tasks.  —  TL;DR
Steve Dent / Engadget:
DJI Mini 4 Pro review: lightweight, improved obstacle avoidance, great ActiveTrack 360 subject tracking, 4K at 60fps, but expensive at $760+ and not crashproof  —  Better range, tracking and crash protection, plus ultra slow mo 4K  —  Last year, DJI showed what was possible in a small drone …
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Google plans to discontinue Gmail's Basic HTML version in January 2024, saying the view does not include “full Gmail feature functionality”  —  The blind think this is not a visionary decision  —  Google will discontinue the Basic HTML version of its Gmail service in January 2024.

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