February 3, 2024, 9:40 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 …
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
The rise and fall of Ben Armstrong, aka BitBoy, who was one of the most popular crypto YouTubers, lost much of his wealth, and now faces personal turmoil  —  Ben Armstrong, better known as BitBoy, was once the most popular cryptocurrency YouTuber in the world.  Now his empire has collapsed.
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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
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 …
Chinese automaker Geely launches 11 LEO satellites to provide high-precision positioning support to self-driving cars and expects 72 to be in orbit by 2025  —  Chinese automaker Geely Holding Group (0175.HK) said on Saturday it has launched 11 low-earth orbit satellites, its second dispatch …
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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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