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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:
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
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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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