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February 2, 2024, 2:50 PM

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Alex Koller / CNBC:
Apple starts selling the Vision Pro in the US; Tim Cook appeared at the company's flagship Fifth Avenue store in NYC for the launch  —  - Apple's Vision Pro virtual reality headset is now on sale at all U.S. Apple Store locations and the online U.S. Apple Store.
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify signs a new multiyear deal with Joe Rogan, estimated to be worth $250M; his show will be available on multiple podcast platforms and YouTube  —  Hit show to be distributed broadly, including on YouTube, rather than exclusively on audio-streaming service
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google dropped the cache link from Search results snippets last week and plans to remove the cache functionality entirely “in the near future”  —  Google officially removed the cache link from the Google Search results snippets last week and Google confirmed that it will remove …
James Fanelli / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: in January, the US DOJ charged three people over a phone-hacking scheme that included the FTX hack to steal $400M+ during the exchange's 2022 collapse  —  The hack coincided with the crypto exchange's meltdown more than a year ago  —  Federal investigators appear to have cracked …
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Tim Cook says that Apple is spending “a tremendous amount of time and effort” on AI features and the company plans to detail its ongoing work “later this year”  —  Tim Cook says that Apple is spending “a tremendous amount of time and effort” on AI features that will be announced in the coming months.
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Subrat Patnaik / Bloomberg:
Meta's stock rises 20%+, adding ~$200B to its market cap, the biggest single-session market value addition, eclipsing Apple's and Amazon's $190B gains in 2022  —  - Stock also holds record for the biggest wipeout in history  — Shares surge after big earnings beat, buyback, dividend plans
Financial Times:
China-based advertisers now account for 10% of the Meta's annual revenue and contributed 5 percentage points to its total worldwide revenue growth  —  The US group has benefited from huge but unsustainable outlays from Chinese advertisers  —  Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp may be banned in China.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How the EFF, Techdirt, MuckRock, and DDoSecrets are pushing back against legal threats aiming to censor reports on Appin's alleged hacker-for-hire past  —  A loose coalition of anti-censorship voices is working to highlight the legal threats aimed at making reports of one Indian company's hacker-for-hire past disappear.
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
Former CIA employee Joshua Schulte, who was convicted for leaking secrets to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 40 years in prison on February 1 for espionage and more  —  A former CIA software engineer who was convicted of carrying out the largest data breach in the agency's history was sentenced …
Gian Volpicelli / Politico:
EU countries strike a deal on the AI Act, after announcing pro-innovation measures and an AI Office; the bill awaits formal approval of EU Parliament  —  The bloc's law to regulate AI overcomes threats of late opposition.  —  Free article usually reserved for subscribers
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Meta's Reality Labs unit generated $1B+ in Q4 revenue but saw a record $4.65B operating loss; the metaverse division has now lost $42B+ since the end of 2020  —  - Meta's Reality Labs unit brought in over $1 billion in fourth-quarter sales but recorded an operating loss of $4.65 billion.
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