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October 24, 2023, 10:05 PM

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Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q3 revenue up 11% YoY to $77B, net income up 42% YoY to $19.7B, and Google ad revenue up 9% YoY to $59.65B; GOOG drops ~6% on cloud sales miss  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - October 24, 2023 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023.
Akash Sriram / Reuters:
Alphabet reports Google Cloud Q3 revenue up 22.5% YoY to $8.41B, vs. $8.62B est., and Google Cloud operating income of $266M, vs. an operating loss of $440M YoY  —  Google-parent Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) cloud division missed estimates for third-quarter revenue on Tuesday as an uncertain economy …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
A bipartisan group of 42 attorneys general sue Meta in the US, alleging that Facebook and Instagram features are addictive and aimed at kids and teens  —  - A bipartisan group of 42 attorneys general is suing Meta, alleging features on Facebook and Instagram are addictive and are aimed at kids and teens.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
California's DMV suspends Cruise's deployment and driverless testing permits, ending the GM self-driving car subsidiary's robotaxi operations in San Francisco  —  The California Department of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday it has immediately suspended Cruise's deployment and driverless testing permits …
Microsoft:
Microsoft reports Q1 revenue up 13% YoY to $56.5B, net income up 27% YoY to $22.3B, Office Commercial revenue up 15% YoY, and LinkedIn revenue up 8% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — October 24, 2023 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended September 30, 2023 …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to update tvOS with a redesigned TV app around December and discontinue some of its Apple TV apps to steer more users toward the TV app  —  - Company envisions one place for customers to find video  — Dedicated apps for buying movies and shows will be phased out
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple schedules a “Scary Fast” event for October 30 at 5PM PT; in the event teaser, an Apple logo morphs into the macOS Finder icon, suggesting a Mac focus  —  Apple today announced its second fall event of 2023, with the online event set to be held on Monday, October 30 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Derrek Lee / Android Central:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Seamless, a technology integrated in its newest chips to better enable cross-device communication between different OEMs and OSes  —  Qualcomm wants all your devices to work together.  —  What you need to know  — Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Seamless, a technology that aims to better connect devices.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Andrew Throuvalas / Decrypt:
BlockFi says it has emerged from bankruptcy and has begun the process of repaying its creditors according to the terms of its bankruptcy plan  —  Fallen crypto lending firm BlockFi announced on Tuesday that it has “emerged” from bankruptcy, making its bankruptcy recovery plan effective as of October 24.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pebble, the Twitter alternative formerly known as T2, plans to shut down, having maxed out at 3,000 DAUs, despite decent early retention and invite conversion  —  The grip Twitter, now called X, has on the market may be stronger than some believed.  Unfortunately, that's led …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
At a White House event, Apple says it supports nationwide right-to-repair regulation that would make iPhone parts and tools available to customers  —  - Apple supports nationwide right-to-repair regulation that would make iPhone parts and tools available to customers.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
A paper from Geoffrey Hinton and other experts warns of AI systems' worrying capabilities and says 33% of companies' AI R&D budgets should go to managing risks  —  Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton, two of the so-called AI godfathers, have joined with 22 other leading AI academics …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Automattic plans to acquire Texts, a $15-per-month messaging app that works with WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, LinkedIn, Signal, Telegram, and more, for $50M  —  Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com, Tumblr, Pocket Casts, and a number of other popular web properties …
Benedict Evans:
A Twitter user since 2007 on why he left: Elon Musk brought chaos to Twitter and boosts conspiracy theories, white supremacists, and antisemitic dog whistles  —  Twitter always used to look a lot like Craigslist.  It stumbled into something that a lot of people found very useful …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Pay Later launches for all eligible users in the US, following its invite-only early access prerelease version for “randomly selected users” in March 2023  —  Apple Pay Later appears to have officially launched for all qualifying U.S. residents today, as it is now widely available in the Wallet app on the iPhone.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Sources: many people inside Apple do not believe its own AI/ML team can deliver on generative AI, and worry that the company will only use that team's output  —  Speaking of Mark Gurman, he has an interesting bit about Apple's AI efforts in his latest Power On column:

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