January 12, 2024, 1:20 PM

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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Platformer is leaving Substack and migrating to Ghost, saying the outlet doesn't believe Substack will publicly commit to proactively removing pro-Nazi material  —  After much consideration, we have decided to move Platformer off of Substack.  Over the next few days, the publication …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says users will need an iPhone or iPad with Face ID to pre-order the Vision Pro, to scan their face and determine the right size Light Seal and head bands  —  Apple Vision Pro pre-orders are a week away, and Apple is sharing new information about the buying process.
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
Genesis agrees to a settlement with the NYDFS, under the terms of which it will surrender its BitLicense, cease operations in New York, and pay an $8M fine  —  The New York Department of Financial Services plans to announce later today a settlement with Genesis Global Trading …
Tom Coates /
Notes on Meta's plans for Threads integration with the fediverse, which, at least superficially, the company is carrying out cautiously and in good faith  —  This is an exceptionally long post detailing pretty much everything I learned at an event shortly before Christmas at Meta's offices in San Francisco.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google plans to allow more real-money games on the Play Store, starting with India, Brazil, and Mexico in June 2024, in compliance with local laws  —  Google announced today that the company plans to support more real-money games (RMG) on the Play Store this year by allowing more types of games in the category following local laws.
LSEG: US bitcoin ETFs saw $4.6B worth of shares traded on January 11, their first day of trading; Grayscale, BlackRock, and Fidelity dominated trading volumes  —  U.S.-listed bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw $4.6 billion worth of shares trade hands as of Thursday afternoon …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Marissa Newman / Bloomberg:
Palantir EVP Josh Harris says Palantir and Israel agreed to a strategic partnership to use “Palantir's advanced technology in support of war-related missions”  —  - US company will provide services for ‘war-related missions’  — Agreement follows co-founders' visit to Israel this week
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Jon Victor / The Information:
Alphabet Union says Wednesday's layoffs at Google impacted more than 1,000 people, making it the largest round of cuts since January 2023  —  A spokesman for a union representing workers at Google's owner, Alphabet, said Wednesday's layoffs at Google impacted more than 1,000 people …

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