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January 26, 2024, 4:15 PM

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Damien Geradin / The Platform Law Blog:
Apple's changes for iOS app distribution in the EU fail to offer fair and reasonable commissions and show disdain for both the DMA and app developers  —  Yesterday, Apple made an important announcement regarding changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union in response to the Digital Markets Act ("DMA").
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
A look at the browser-related iOS changes in the EU, including letting users set their default out of the 12 most popular browsers in their country's App Store  —  The raft of iOS changes Apple dropped in the European Union yesterday, as it prepares for enforcement of the bloc's Digital Markets Act …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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Tom Dotan / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Salesforce plans to lay off ~700 employees, or ~1% of its staff, after cutting 10% of its workforce in January 2023; the company has 1,000 open jobs  —  The layoffs, which will affect around 1% of its workforce, follow a 10% reduction last year  —  Salesforce is laying off around …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google is testing an ARM64 version of Chrome for Arm-based Windows devices  —  Google appears to be readying a version of its popular Chrome browser for Windows on Arm.  X (formerly Twitter) user Pedro Justo spotted a native version of the browser for Windows 11 Arm-powered devices …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Q&A with Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters on not launching an app on the Apple Vision Pro, the WWE deal, content strategy, ads, competition, gaming, bundles, and more  —  I am pleased to welcome Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters for a Stratechery Interview.  Peters was named the co-CEO of Netflix …
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Pixel 8 Pro's Thermometer app, which uses an infrared sensor to scan the forehead, has a fiddly user experience and appears to have accuracy issues  —  Earlier this week, Google updated the Pixel 8 Pro to let its strange new temperature sensor finally take readings of human bodies.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft details the techniques that the Russian hacking group Midnight Blizzard used to breach the email accounts of its executives and other organizations  —  Microsoft confirmed that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service hacking group, which hacked into its executives' email accounts in November 2023 …
Bloomberg:
Omdia: Nintendo plans to introduce a new Switch gaming console in 2024 with an 8" LCD screen; the current gen seven-year-old Switch has sold over 132M units  —  - The next console from Kyoto company to have 8-inch LCD  — Seven-year-old Switch console has sold over 132 million units
Jon Porter / The Verge:
A review of Honor's Magic V2 foldable, launching in the UK and Europe for £1,700 and €2,000: thin and durable but a dated OS and processor, and software issues  —  It's thin and light enough to feel like a regular smartphone when folded.  That's impressive.  I just wish Honor's software were as svelte.
Turner Wright / Cointelegraph:
A federal judge sentences OneCoin lawyer Mark Scott to 10 years in prison for his role in laundering millions of dollars through the crypto scheme  —  A court convicted Mark Scott of two felony counts related to bank fraud and money laundering in November 2019.  —  Total views Total shares
Thomas Germain / Gizmodo:
Mysk: iOS apps like Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, X, Instagram, and WhatsApp are skirting Apple's privacy rules to collect user data through push notifications  —  Security researchers say apps including Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter, and countless other use notifications as a loophole to skirt privacy protections.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Source: Chamath Palihapitiya shelved plans to raise $1B for an early-stage investment fund, in part due to fundraising challenges  —  - Social Capital last summer reportedly sought to sell a large number of its investment holdings. … - He continues to invest via his own balance sheet.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple's “anticompetitive scheme rife with new junk fees” is illegal under the EU's DMA and an example of “malicious compliance”  —  Apple announced a slew of App Store policy changes today to conform to the EU's Digital Market Act …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:

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