January 16, 2024, 4:00 AM

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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 …
Edwin Chan / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk says he would rather build AI products outside of Tesla if he doesn't have ~25% voting control in the company; Musk currently owns 12%+ of Tesla  —  - The billionaire says he would be comfortable owning about 25%  — Musk is grappling with investor dissatisfaction at Tesla
OpenAI shares its plans ahead of 2024 elections, including image provenance tools, not letting users make tools for impersonation or political campaigning, more  —  We're working to prevent abuse, provide transparency on AI-generated content, and improve access to accurate voting information.
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
HashKey, which operates a licensed Hong Kong crypto exchange, raised a ~$100M Series A at a $1.2B+ valuation; sources: OKX Ventures is among the lead investors  —  - The company says its valuation now exceeds $1.2 billion  — HashKey operates a licensed Hong Kong crypto exchange
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Gurman: 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 …
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.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Uber is shutting down alcohol delivery service Drizly, which had operated “independently within the Uber family” since its $1.1B acquisition three years ago  —  Uber has decided to shutter Drizly, an alcohol delivery service it bought three years ago for $1.1 billion, Axios has learned.
Wall Street Journal:
John Deere plans to use SpaceX's Starlink service to provide satellite internet connections for tractors, harvesters, and other equipment in remote areas  —  Farm machinery maker hires SpaceX's Starlink service to provide satellite internet connections for tractors, harvesters and crop sprayers in remote areas

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