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February 2, 2024, 12:21 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.
Apple:
Apple reports Q1 revenue up 2% YoY to $119.6B, net income up 13% to $33.9B, Americas net sales up 2% to $50.4B, and Europe net sales up 10% to $30.4B  —  Services revenue reaches new all-time record EPS up 16 percent to new all-time high  —  Apple® today announced financial results …
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
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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 …
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 …
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.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Cloudflare says it was hacked in November 2023 by a suspected “nation state attacker” who used auth tokens stolen in Okta's breach from October 2023  —  Cloudflare disclosed today that its internal Atlassian server was breached by a suspected ‘nation state attacker’ who accessed …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Filing: Amazon spending on content rose 14% YoY to $18.9B in 2023 despite Hollywood strikes  —  While other media companies have been paring back content spending, Amazon shelled out more than $2 billion more in 2023 for TV shows, movies and music than it did a year earlier.
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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
Asa Fitch / Wall Street Journal:
Intel delays the construction of its $20B Ohio chip fabs amid a slow rollout of US government grant money; sources: the fabs are now set to finish in late 2026  —  Construction on two factories now slated to be finished in late 2026 as company also waits for government incentives

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