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October 16, 2023, 9:15 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's recent executive promotions; sources: a sub-$2,500 Vision Pro won't have EyeSight and M3-based MacBook Pros could come in early or spring 2024  —  Still, it's losing a top hardware executive.  Also: There are fresh details on efforts to lower the price of the Vision Pro …
Giulio Piovaccari / Reuters:
Ferrari begins accepting crypto payments for its cars in the US and plans to add the option for European customers in Q1 2024; Ferrari sold 13,200 cars in 2022  —  Ferrari (RACE.MI) has started to accept payment in cryptocurrency for its luxury sports cars in the U.S. and will extend the scheme …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Australia fined X ~$384K and warned Google after the companies did not give enough info on their efforts to fight CSAM, despite a law requiring such disclosures  —  The service formerly known as Twitter told Australian regulators that its automated detection of abusive material had declined after Elon Musk bought it.
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Mojang announces 300M+ copies of Minecraft sold in ~15 years; Rockstar's GTA V is the second best-selling game ever after reportedly selling ~185M in ~10 years  —  Today, it adds more down to that particular feather in its cap with the announcement that it has sold a staggering 300 million copies.
Karen Freifeld / Reuters:
Sources: the US plans new China chip rules to block some AI chips that fall just under the current technical parameters, expand company reporting, and more  —  The U.S. will take steps to prevent American chipmakers from selling semiconductors to China that circumvent government restrictions …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
How social media is inducing an Israel-Hamas fog of war surpassing previous Gaza clashes, shaping how panicked citizens and a global public view the conflict  —  The barrage of false images, memes, videos and posts — mostly generated from within the region itself — is making it difficult to assess what is real.
Emanuel Maiberg / 404 Media:
Angus Berwick / Wall Street Journal:
How Moscow-based crypto exchange Garantex became a major money laundering channel for cybercriminals and terrorist groups like the Palestinian Islamic Jihad  —  Garantex's international pipeline helps defy Treasury sanctions by channeling rubles to crypto to dollars.  Customers line up with bags of cash.
Cheng Ting-Fang / Nikkei Asia:
TSMC founder Morris Chang says the company expects competition from Intel and others, and Japan and Singapore have the best chance of winning in the chip race  —  Founder adds Japan and Singapore are well-positioned to win as industry evolves  —  TSMC founder Morris Chang attends a sports day event in Hsinchu, Taiwan, on Oct. 14.

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