January 27, 2024, 3:05 PM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's proposed App Store and iOS changes seek to retain as much control over iOS as possible while staying within the letter of the EU's DMA  —  Apple yesterday announced a broad, wide-ranging, and complex set of new policies establishing their intended compliance with the European Union's …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
While App Store changes apply to all of Apple's platforms, iPadOS, which doesn't meet DMA thresholds, won't get third-party app stores, browser engines, more  —  Yesterday, Apple announced some major changes to the App Store and the broader iPhone platform in the European Union, including support for alternative app marketplaces.
Spotify says Apple is “forcing developers to stay with the status quo” and calls on the EU to “reject this blatant disregard” of the EU's established principles  —  For almost five years - 1,782 days - we have been asking the European Commission to take action against Apple.
Damien Geradin / The Platform Law Blog:
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Fossil Group plans to exit the smartwatch business but update its Wear OS watches “for the next few years”; the Gen 6 from 2021 will be Fossil's last smartwatch  —  Fossil Group has decided to call it quits on smartwatches.  —  The company announced this afternoon that it would leave …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple removes a requirement where apps with third-party logins must offer Sign in with Apple, but requires an equivalent option with certain privacy features  —  There's another small but notable change coming to the App Store.  Apple has revised its App Store guidelines to remove the requirement …
Yuka Hayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the US plans to award billions in subsidies to Intel, TSMC, and other chip makers in coming weeks, amid concerns about slow implementation of CHIPS Act  —  Industry, lawmakers worry semiconductor production could take years because of negotiations, permitting and worker shortages
Helene Braun / CoinDesk:
BlackRock's Bitcoin ETF becomes the first of the recently launched US spot bitcoin products to pass $2B in assets under management, within 10 days of its debut  —  The fund now holds nearly 50,000 bitcoin after adding almost another 4,300 tokens on Thursday.  —  Register Now
Jonathan Randles / Bloomberg:
FTX is unloading cryptoassets as bankruptcy advisers look to repay customers; filings: its affiliates' cash pile grew from $2.3B in October to $4.4B at 2023 end  —  - Cash of key affiliates rose to about $4.4 billion at end-2023  — Increased cash coincided with rising value of customer claims
More: CoinGape
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
A look at the US Copyright Office, which is in the spotlight as it plans to release three key reports in 2024 revealing its position on copyright law and AI  —  The office is reviewing how centuries-old laws should apply to artificial intelligence technology, with both content creators and tech giants arguing their cases.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Co-founder Binny Bansal steps down from Flipkart's board, after selling his entire stake in the company, which was acquired by Walmart in 2018, in recent years  —  Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal has resigned from the e-commerce group's board, the two said Saturday.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Supporters of Israel are using apps to mass report pro-Palestinian content online, raising questions for tech platforms over “citizen-led propaganda” campaigns  —  The apps raise questions for tech platforms over ‘citizen-led propaganda’ campaigns, experts say

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