January 8, 2024, 8:00 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's preparations for the Vision Pro's US launch and main challenges in 2024, like lagging in generative AI, reviving revenue growth, and antitrust  —  Apple has a big year ahead for new products, but also faces challenges ranging from trying to catch up in AI to dealing with changes to the App Store.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Linear's CEO, who uses Carta to manage its cap table, says Carta tried to sell Linear shares without its consent; Carta CEO blames a rogue employee  —  “This might be the end of Carta as the trusted platform for startups”  —  Carta, an ambitious 12-year-old Silicon Valley outfit …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: some executives and board members fear that Elon Musk's use of LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms, ketamine, and other drugs could harm his companies  —  Some executives and board members fear the billionaire's use of drugs—including LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, mushrooms and ketamine—could harm his companies
IEEE Spectrum:
How Midjourney v6 and DALL-E 3 produce “plagiaristic outputs”, even when not directly asked to do so, which could expose users to copyright infringement claims  —  This is a guest post.  The views expressed here are solely those of the authors and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
What's On Netflix data: Netflix released about 130, or 16%, fewer original programs in 2023 than 2022, after a decade of increasing output  —  After years of spending more on new shows, the company is finally shrinking how much new it has to offer.  —  Over the last 18 months …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Xreal unveils the $699 Air 2 Ultra AR glasses, adding dual 3D cameras to map the user's environment and add features like hand tracking, shipping in March 2024  —  Augmented reality company Xreal has revealed a new entry in its Air glasses lineup: the $699 Air 2 Ultra.
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Music industry insiders reflect on the waning influence of popular, human-curated Spotify playlists, as the company shifts towards AI-driven personalization  —  The streaming giant's shift to automation is impacting the supremacy of curated music selections  —  Welcome back to Soundbite, and happy New Year!
Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
Letter: bipartisan House lawmakers call on the Biden administration to take stronger action to stem China's growing dominance in making older-generation chips  —  House panel sends letter urging Biden administration to seek tariffs or take other moves to counter growing Chinese microchip industry
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