January 22, 2024, 10:45 AM

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Ming-Chi Kuo:
Apple sold an estimated 160K-180K Vision Pro units during the first pre-order weekend; unchanged shipping times after first 48 hours suggest demand tapered off  —  Conclusion: The immediate sold-out when pre-orders opened confirms earlier predictions.  However, the inability to sustain …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Four reasons for the less-than-expected developer enthusiasm for Apple's Vision Pro, including an uncertain ROI and anger at Apple for its App Store policies  —  Apple's new Vision Pro will lack some key apps when it debuts, renewing concerns about an already-tense relationship with certain developers.
Suvashree Ghosh / Bloomberg:
Filing: Terraform Labs, co-founded by Do Kwon, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, listing assets and liabilities both between $100M and $500M  —  - Singapore-based Terraform files for bankruptcy in Delaware  — Kwon's lawyer has said he may soon be extradited to the US
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
ElevenLabs, which uses AI tools to create and edit synthetic voices, raised an $80M Series B co-led by a16z, Nat Friedman, and Daniel Gross at a $1B+ valuation  —  There's a lot of money in voice cloning.  —  Case in point: ElevenLabs, a startup developing AI-powered tools to create …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
OpenAI bans the developer of a chatbot mimicking presidential hopeful Dean Phillips, the company's first action against use of its tech in a political campaign  —  It's the ChatGPT maker's first known action against the use of its technology in a political campaign
Source: in a low-key tour, Jensen Huang visited Nvidia's offices in Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing earlier in January, as the US curbs Nvidia's China exports  —  - Company's chips have become central to US-China tech race  — Huang kept a low profile during his visit to the country
Financial Times:
How Japan plans to use avatars, robots, and AI in construction, trucking, farming, and retail to alleviate an estimated labor shortage of 11M people by 2040  —  Farmers, retailers and builders rethink business models as world's fastest-ageing society runs out of workers
Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
Palantir's revenue growth from US government contracts has slowed in recent quarters, as some agencies look at cheaper rivals and seek fewer data access limits  —  Individual investors had bolstered company's share price in their enthusiasm for new AI data platform
Ciaran Martin / Ciaran's Crispy Cogitations:
British Library hack lessons for the UK: ransomware is a national security issue, a national response is required, policy mitigations are available, and more  —  The most important lesson to figure out is why it is taking so long to restore services.  That will tell us how to prevent …

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