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November 3, 2023, 12:20 PM

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Jacquelyn Melinek / TechCrunch:
A jury finds Sam Bankman-Fried guilty on all seven counts of fraud and conspiracy in the FTX trial; the judge sets SBF's sentencing for March 28, 2024  —  Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder and former CEO of crypto exchange FTX and trading firm Alameda Research, has been found guilty …
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Lora Kelley / The Atlantic:
Sam Bankman-Fried, who is unkempt, pedigreed, and awkward, replicated what VCs believe a founder should look like, and the door remains open for others like him  —  The tech industry is designed for people like Sam Bankman-Fried.  —  Over and over during Sam Bankman-Fried's trial …
Apple:
Apple reports Q4 revenue down 1% YoY to $89.5B, vs. $89.3B est., net income up 11% to $23B, Americas sales up 1% to $40.1B, and Europe sales down 1% to $22.5B  —  iPhone revenue sets September quarter record Services revenue reaches new all-time high  —  Apple® today announced financial results …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple Q4 revenue: iPhone up 3% YoY to $43.81B, Mac down 34% to $7.61B, iPad down 10% to $6.44B, and Wearables, Home, and Accessories down 3% to $9.32B  —  - Apple reported fourth-fiscal quarter earnings on Thursday that beat analyst expectations for sales and earnings per share …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft plans to stop giving away Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to most of its 238K staff in January 2024; Phil Spencer was unaware and is looking into it  —  Microsoft is removing the free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefit for most of its 238,000 employees and some aren't happy about it.
Kevin Purdy / Ars Technica:
DC's AG sues RealPage and 14 of Washington DC's largest landlord firms for using RealPage's rent-setting software to allegedly collude on rent price increases  —  Suit claims employees were told pricing outside the algorithm was “unacceptable.”  —  DC's attorney general has sued 14 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
A look at Russia-based SWAT USA Drop Service, whose 1,200+ US employees knowingly or unwittingly reship consumer goods purchased online with stolen credit cards  —  One of the largest cybercrime services for laundering stolen merchandise was hacked recently, exposing its internal operations, finances and organizational structure.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google's Chrome team stops considering a Web Integrity API proposal that aimed to help enforce IP rights, count ad views, and limit bots, after DRM comparisons  —  Back in July, Google's work on a Web Integrity API emerged and many equated it to DRM.  While prototyped, it was only at the proposal stage …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Instagram consultant Arturo Béjar, set to testify in Congress on November 7, says Meta did not fully act on its Well-Being Team's findings to protect teens  —  When a Meta security expert told Mark Zuckerberg that Instagram's approach to protecting teens wasn't working, the CEO didn't reply.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
As EU was preparing to designate Apple as a gatekeeper under the DMA, Apple has argued that it has three separate browsers: Safari for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS  —  And with a straight face, too.  Brussels didn't buy it  —  Apple tried to avoid regulation in the European Union by making a surprising claim …
Bloomberg:
Coinbase reports Q3 revenue up 14% YoY to $674M, vs. $654.7M est., net loss down 99.6% YoY to $2.3M from $545M YoY, and $76B in trading volume, vs. $80.4B est.  —  Revenue increased 14% to $674 million, compared with a forecast of $654.7 million by analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
Akash Sriram / Reuters:
Elon Musk says that xAI will release its first AI model to a select group on November 4 and “in some important respects, it is the best that currently exists”  —  Elon Musk's artificial intelligence startup xAI will release its first AI model to a select group on Saturday …

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