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October 2, 2023, 9:45 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
US v. Google: Satya Nadella says Google cemented its search dominance via default search deals with Apple and he may have been overenthusiastic about ChatGPT  —  Satya Nadella says it will take more than ChatGPT to check Google's advantage in internet search  —  WASHINGTON—Google has used unfair tactics to hobble
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google launches Chromebook Plus, a premium Chromebook category with qualifying specs like a 1080p webcam, a 1080p IPS display, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage  —  Google has introduced Chromebook Plus, a new certification that's meant to help shoppers identify high-quality Chromebooks to buy.
Ryan Weeks / The Block:
Singapore grants Coinbase a Major Payment Institution license, letting the company offer more Digital Payment Token services to retail and institutional clients  —  - The license paves the way for Coinbase to offer a wider range of Digital Payment Token services in the region.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Paris Hilton and her company 11:11 Media sign a partnership with X to create four original video content programs per year to promote X's Live Shopping product  —  Paris Hilton is getting her X on.  —  The influencer and entrepreneur — who has 16.6 million followers on X …
CNBC:
Documents and sources undermine Flexport founder Ryan Petersen's claims that CEO Dave Clark overspent, overhired, and overpromised before being forced to resign  —  - Immediately following Dave Clark's abrupt ouster as CEO of Flexport, founder Ryan Petersen said the company was hiring too aggressively and needed to rein in spending.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok confirms the company is running a limited-scale test of an ad-free subscription plan, but only says the market is not the US and does not share the price  —  TikTok is exploring a new way to make money: The popular video app has kicked off a limited-scale test of a monthly subscription service that eliminates ads.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
What to expect from the “Made by Google” event on October 4: the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the Pixel Watch 2, Android 14's release, and more  —  Google is gearing up to launch a new lineup of Pixel products during its upcoming Made by Google event.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: John Giannandrea's team built a next-gen search engine, “Pegasus”, for Apple's own apps, used in Spotlight and Siri, and coming soon to the App Store  —  Apple has the wherewithal to launch its own search engine, a replacement for Google.  And Microsoft even approached the company about helping make that happen.
Times of India:
Google partners with HP to manufacture Chromebooks in India for the first time; the devices will mainly cater to the demand for affordable PCs in the country  —  You're Reading … HP and Google have partnered to manufacture Chromebooks in India, in support of the government's Make in India initiative.

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