February 3, 2024, 6:40 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple starts selling the Vision Pro in the US; Tim Cook compares Vision Pro debut to the birth of Mac, iPod, and iPhone in a memo to employees  —  Apple Inc. faithful lined up at its US stores on Friday to pick up the first Vision Pro headsets, ushering in what the company calls “the era of spatial computing.”
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Interviews with Disney executives about Apple Vision Pro, how the device is changing the studio's production pipelines, future plans for the device, and more  —  Years in the works, the new Disney+ app has an immersive new twist.  But the company sees it as one small step into a new entertainment medium with rich possibilities.
AJ Vicens / CyberScoop:
The US Treasury sanctions six Iranian government officials for their role in targeting devices at a Pennsylvania water utility in November 2023  —  The Iranian attack targeted a device manufactured by an Israeli company.  —  The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions …
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Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify and Joe Rogan sign a new multiyear deal, estimated to be worth $250M; Rogan's show will be available across podcast platforms and as videos on YouTube  —  Hit show to be distributed broadly, including on YouTube, rather than exclusively on audio-streaming service
Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Meta's Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) lab, which is responsible for Llama, is made up largely of women; sources say ~60% of FAIR's leadership team are women  —  In the high stakes, brutally competitive AI race, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta has been an outlier.  While most of the big foundation …
Nayib Bukele doubles down on BTC despite El Salvador's economic woes and IMF asking for BTC's removal as legal tender; 88% of citizens didn't use BTC in 2023  —  James and Nicki Malcolm moved to El Salvador from New Zealand to be part of a bitcoin dream sold by President Nayib Bukele in 2021 …
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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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