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January 15, 2024, 3:55 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Filing: as part of the Masimo patent fight, US CBP decides that Apple can avoid a ban and sell the Apple Watch Series 9 by removing its pulse oximetry features  —  The U.S. Customs agency has handed down its decision on whether Apple's proposed redesign of the Apple Watch Series 9 …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft debuts Copilot Pro for $20/mo./user, offering access to the latest models and features, like custom Copilot GPTs and integration into Office products  —  Copilot Pro, the most advanced and fastest version of Copilot, has been released today by Microsoft.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail the Apple Vision Pro's extensive in-store sales process, including a fitting, calibration, and an employee-guided demo lasting up to 25 minutes  —  The company is preparing an extensive sales pitch for the $3,499 device, including a demo lasting as long as 25 minutes.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Report: Apple prepares to split its App Store in two to serve the EU, as the deadline for the DMA, which mandates sideloading support, looms on March 7  —  Apple is preparing to split the App Store “in two” in the coming weeks ahead of European Union requirements that will force Apple …
Scott Chipolina / Financial Times:
A UN report says Tether's token is one of the leading payment methods for money launderers and fraudsters, including pig butchering scams, in Southeast Asia  —  Digital currency at the heart of scams including fake romance frauds known as ‘pig butchering’, report says
Max Tani / Semafor:
Apple's September 2023 change to how its Podcasts app automatically downloads episodes dramatically cut the download numbers for some of the biggest podcasts  —  Apple has quietly tightened its reporting of how many people listen to podcasts, sending shock waves through an embattled audio …
Eduardo Baptista / Reuters:
Sources: dozens of Chinese entities, including military bodies, AI research institutes, and universities, bought small batches of Nvidia chips despite a US ban  —  Chinese military bodies, state-run artificial intelligence research institutes and universities have over the past year purchased small batches …
Emma Park / Financial Times:
How some artists are incorporating DALL-E, Midjourney, and other AI tools into their work, while others remain anxious about AI's impact on their livelihoods  —  Forward-thinking designers are willing to embrace the technology — without relinquishing human creativity's central role

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