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January 23, 2024, 7:25 AM

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Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Tencent-owned Riot Games plans to lay off 530 employees globally, or about 11% of staff, saying Riot “more than doubled in headcount” over the past few years  —  The cuts, which amount to about 11% of staff, were announced Monday in a blog post and letter to employees.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
MIT CSAIL study: only 23% of US wages paid to humans for doing vision tasks would be economically attractive to automate with AI, due to large upfront costs  —  Will AI automate human jobs, and — if so — which jobs and when?  —  That's the trio of questions a new research study …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The FTC orders Intuit to stop promoting its products as “free” unless they are actually free for all consumers, after an FTC judge found TurboTax ads misleading  —  Today, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered Intuit to stop promoting its software products and services as …
Scharon Harding / Ars Technica:
HP says updates bricking printers with third-party cartridges protect users from possible embedded viruses, but security experts deem such a threat theoretical  —  “Our long-term objective is to make printing a subscription.”  —  Last Thursday, HP CEO Enrique Lores addressed …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will pay up to 10% more per play in Apple Music royalties for tracks where a Spatial Audio version is available, starting with January's payouts  —  Apple Music is now encouraging artists with a financial incentive to make their music available in Spatial Audio, which offers …
Ash Parrish / The Verge:
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple releases iOS 17.3, which adds a Stolen Device Protection feature, Apple Music collaborative playlists, support for streaming to more hotel TVs, and more  —  iOS 17.3 is out, and it comes with a new security feature that's supposed to prevent thieves from taking your iPhone and quickly taking …
NBC News:
Following complaints and a recording, New Hampshire's AG probes fake Joe Biden robocalls, apparently artificially generated, that tell Democrats not to vote  —  The call, an apparent imitation or digital manipulation of the president's voice, says, “Voting this Tuesday only enables the Republicans …
Ian Allison / CoinDesk:
Sources: FTX sold 22M Grayscale Bitcoin Trust shares, worth nearly $1B, explaining the outflows after the US SEC approved 11 ETFs and BTC's price tumbling since  —  BTC's price has fallen since bitcoin ETFs were approved.  In theory, now that FTX is done selling its substantial holdings …
Julia Love / Bloomberg:
Source: Alphabet's moonshot X lab is restructuring to make it easier to spin out projects as startups; sources say the unit is laying off dozens of employees  —  - X is the brainchild of Google founders Brin and Page  — Google's job cuts are part of a broader cost-efficiency push
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
An interview with Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu about the R1's design, collaboration with Teenage Engineering, why he didn't want to make an app, and more  —  Few people knew who Jesse Lyu was when he posted a video of himself to X, standing in front of a black backdrop in a black T-shirt, holding a bright orange gadget.

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