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February 10, 2024, 11:55 AM

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Rachel Graf / Bloomberg:
Joint filing: Apple and Rivos say they reached a deal to settle Apple's 2022 lawsuit accusing the SoC startup of poaching 40+ engineers to steal trade secrets  —  In a joint court filing Friday, the companies told a judge they're aiming to finalize an accord that resolves their claims against each other by March 15.
Reuters:
New York Attorney General expands her October 2023 lawsuit against DCG, Genesis, and Gemini, tripling the size of their alleged fraud from Gemini Earn to $3B+  —  New York Attorney General Letitia James on Friday expanded her lawsuit against Digital Currency Group and other cryptocurrency defendants …
Lucas Ropek / Gizmodo:
A Canadian minister says the country plans to ban devices that copy wireless signals for remote keyless entry, like Flipper Zero, to combat auto theft  —  The tiny hacking device has been viewed as a threat by law enforcement.  Now it looks like a major western government is trying to ban it.
Pranav Dixit / Engadget:
Arc Search's Browse for Me feature, which makes a custom web page with search result summaries, faces a backlash over concerns about web traffic and ad revenue  —  Arc browser's new feature summarizes search results, cheating those pages' creators out of valuable web traffic.
Hayden Field / CNBC:
A look at Aware, whose AI tools let companies track employee sentiment and weed out toxicity by monitoring employee chatter on Slack, Teams, and other apps  —  - Aware, an AI firm specializing in analyzing employee messages, said companies including Walmart, Delta, T-Mobile …
Bloomberg:
How cheap power and friendly ties with China made Ethiopia, where almost half the population has no access to electricity, a haven for Chinese Bitcoin miners  —  Cheap power and friendly relations with China have made the Horn of Africa country a top pick for Chinese Bitcoin miners
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Notion acquires Skiff, which raised $14.2M to offer end-to-end encrypted file storage, docs, calendar events, and email; Skiff will shut down after six months  —  Notion launched its new calendar based on Cron last month, but its productivity suit can soon have more privacy-focused offerings.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Gemini on Android is more useful than regular Assistant thanks to Google services integration, but it's not good at picking up on context and can be frustrating  —  I don't know how to say this, but sometimes the emotional labor of opening another app on my phone and typing in some text is just too much.
Nicolás Rivero / Washington Post:
Bollegraaf, the world's biggest builder of recycling plants, partners with AI startup Greyparrot to retrofit thousands of plants with AI tools for sorting waste  —  The world's biggest builder of recycling plants says it will retrofit thousands of waste plants with AI tools to better sort recycling

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