December 12, 2023, 2:20 AM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
The jury in Epic v. Google finds that Google has monopoly power in the Android app distribution and in-app billing services markets; Google plans to appeal  —  Three years after Fortnite maker Epic Games sued Apple and Google for allegedly running illegal app store monopolies, Epic has a win.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Apple releases iOS 17.2, with a Journal app, Qi2 support on iPhone 13 and 14, and 15 Pro spatial video capture, alongside macOS, tvOS, watchOS, iPadOS updates  —  Software updates for all of Apple's platforms, including the Mac and Apple Watch, are live.  —  After several weeks of testing …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Beeper says “Beeper Mini is back” but now requires users to log in with their Apple ID, as phone number registration doesn't work; Beeper makes the service free  —  Just days after its debut, Beeper Mini was seemingly killed by Apple.  Now, the iMessage app for Android is back, but how long will it last this time?
Pew Research Center:
US teens survey: 93% use YouTube, 63% use TikTok, 60% use Snapchat, 59% use Instagram, and 33% use Facebook; ~33% use at least one of these “almost constantly”  —  YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram remain the most widely used online platforms among U.S. teens
Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg:
Microsoft partners with 60 unions representing 12.5M workers to create “an open dialogue” on AI's impact on them, and signs a ZeniMax staff contract on AI use  —  Microsoft Corp. is teaming up with labor unions to create “an open dialogue” on how artificial intelligence will impact workers.
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Oracle Q2: revenue up 5% YoY to $12.94B, vs. $13.05B est., net income up 44% to $2.5B, and cloud and on-prem license revenue down 18% to $1.18B; ORCL drops 8%+  —  - Oracle's revenue came up short in three operating segments.  — The stock tumbled in after-hours trading.
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
In his first public appearance since returning to OpenAI, Sam Altman says AI is “going to lift the world up”, and you cannot build AI “safely in a vacuum”  —  - Altman spoke on the ethics of AI and need to push exploration  — ‘You gotta deploy,’ says the chief of ChatGPT creator
Dong Cao / Bloomberg:
Sources: Chinese memory chipmaker Changxin is delaying its Shanghai IPO for a more favorable market and instead plans to raise funds at a ~$19.5B valuation  —  - Government-backed Changxin put Shanghai IPO on the backburner  — Changxin among the firms key to China's goal of matching US
Jinshan Hong / Bloomberg:
Apptopia: shoppers spent ~22 minutes per day on Temu in October, up from 18 minutes in Q2 2023, compared with 10 minutes on Amazon and 11 on AliExpress in Q2  —  - Games and rewards entice shoppers to spend longer on Temu  — Firm has seen explosive growth in US, with sales topping Shein
Sara Dorn / Forbes:
In a 2+ hour talk on X with Alex Jones, Andrew Tate, Jack Posobiec, and others, Elon Musk said X should avoid outright bans unless users “do something illegal”  —  Elon Musk and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, newly reinstated to X after a five-year ban, launched a live-streamed chat …
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