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January 12, 2024, 6:45 PM

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Kevin Systrom / Artifact News:
Kevin Systrom says news sharing app Artifact will shut down after concluding that “the market opportunity isn't big enough to warrant continued investment”  —  To our Artifact Users and Partners:  —  We've made the decision to wind down operations of the Artifact app.
CNN:
Security researchers say they warned Apple as early as 2019 about AirDrop vulnerabilities that Chinese authorities claim they recently used to identify users  —  Editor's Note: Sign up for CNN's Meanwhile in China newsletter, which explores what you need to know about the country's rise and how it impacts the world.
Belle Lin / Wall Street Journal:
A joint US-China research effort finds that graphene can act as a semiconductor, but experts say graphene chips face immense manufacturing hurdles  —  Amid global race for semiconductor supremacy, a joint U.S.-China research effort finds promise in the material, although the path to large-scale production is years away.
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
Genesis agrees to settle with the NYDFS, under the terms of which the company 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 …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says pre-ordering the Vision Pro requires an iPhone or an iPad with Face ID to perform a scan to help 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.
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Notes on Meta's plans to integrate Threads with the fediverse, which, at least superficially, the company seems to be trying to do 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.
Ben Cox / Ben's Blog:
An analysis of fediverse backend hosting providers finds Germany-based Hetzner hosts 51% of the network by number of active users, followed by France-based OVH  —  Spurred on by the problems at Twitter, a lot of my social media timeline has “moved out” of Twitter/"X" on to what people mostly describe as mastodon or the “fediverse”.
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
A look at CD Projekt's three-year journey to turn around Cyberpunk 2077, which has now sold over 25M units and won a major award, after a disastrous 2020 launch  —  Roughly three years after a disastrous launch, ‘Cyberpunk 2077,’ a videogame featuring Keanu Reeves, has now sold 25 million units and won a major award
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Cal Henderson, Slack's CTO and sole remaining cofounder, is stepping down effective immediately, to be replaced by Salesforce cofounder and CTO Parker Harris  —  Slack cofounder Cal Henderson is leaving the Salesforce-owned company  —  The cofounder and CTO of Slack is leaving the company Fortune …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Google plans to support more types of 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 …

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