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January 8, 2024, 4:30 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.
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!
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
DeepMind spinout Isomorphic Labs partners with Eli Lilly and Novartis on AI-based drug discovery, with $82.5M paid upfront and $2.9B in performance incentives  —  Isomorphic Labs, the London-based, drug discovery-focused spin-out of Google AI R&D division DeepMind, today announced that it's entered …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
TRM Labs: North Korea-affiliated hackers were responsible for almost a third of all crypto thefts in 2023, stealing $600M+, which is ~30% less than in 2022  —  U.S. national security officials have raised concerns about North Korea's use of stolen crypto to develop nuclear weapons.  —  Register Now
Raphael Minder / Financial Times:
The European Commission urges Google, Meta, and others to help dissident Belarusian media by promoting their stories higher than those from pro-regime outlets  —  Journalists claim groups including Google and Meta are ‘tools’ of Minsk's totalitarian regime  —  The European Commission …
Sarah Zheng / Bloomberg:
Measurable AI: KeeTa, Meituan's sister app, has gained 37% marketshare of Hong Kong's food delivery market after debuting in May 2023; Foodpanda leads with 42%  —  - It's surpassed Deliveroo in market share since May launch  — Meituan is expanding overseas to offset China's weak demand
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