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January 22, 2024, 8:50 PM

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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 …
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 …
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
Ming-Chi Kuo:
Apple sold an estimated 160K to 180K Vision Pro units during the first pre-order weekend; unchanged shipping times after 48 hours suggest demand has tapered off  —  Conclusion: The immediate sold-out when pre-orders opened confirms earlier predictions.  However, the inability to sustain …
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.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Meta plans to let EU users unlink their Instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as other Meta services, ahead of the EU's DMA taking effect in March 2024  —  EU users will be able to unlink their Instagram and Facebook accounts, as well as other Meta services ahead of the bloc's new Digital Markets Act …
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 …
Ariel Zilber / New York Post:
Some current and former employees publicly blast Google, criticizing its lack of “visionary” leaders, choice not to deliver layoff news face-to-face, and more  —  Angry Googlers are finished being nice.  —  Current and former employees of the tech behemoth took to LinkedIn …
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 …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Nvidia releases RTX Remix in open beta, letting modders remaster classic games with AI-powered texture tools, ray tracing, and Nvidia DLSS 3  —  Nvidia's RTX Remix tool is now available for modders to try.  The game remastering tool, currently out in open beta, allows modders to give older games …
Tom Crowley / ABC:
Australia sanctions a Russian hacker over his role in the October 2022 hack of health insurer Medibank, marking the first use of its cyber sanctions laws  —  Loading...  abc.net.au/news/australian-government- sanctions-russian-over-medibank-data- leak/103377976

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