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February 12, 2024, 7:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple Vision Pro could cannibalize the iPad; some in Apple's Vision Products Group believe the headset could take four generations to reach its full potential  —  Apple's Vision Pro will eventually replace the iPad, but the device has hardware and software shortcomings that need to be resolved first.
Wes Davis / The Verge:
A crowd in San Francisco destroyed a Waymo car on February 11, amid tensions over automated vehicles; Waymo says the car “was not transporting any riders”  —  A person jumped on the hood of a Waymo driverless taxi and smashed its windshield in San Francisco's Chinatown last night around 9PM PT …
Toby Sterling / Reuters:
ASML begins gearing up to ship its new $350M High NA EUV machine, which is the size of a double decker bus, and expects to ship “a number” of them in 2024  —  Chip toolmaking giant ASML (ASML.AS) said on Friday it was gearing up production of its new $350 million “High NA EUV” …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Google One crosses 100M subscribers, highlighting Google's efforts to move users away from its free plans; YouTube Premium also hit 100M subscribers in February  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Friday that his company has logged 100 million subscriptions to Google One …
Ben Hall / Financial Times:
Ukraine's GUR military intelligence unit says Russian forces are using Starlink terminals on the front line, confirming media reports of Russia using Starlink  —  Adoption of satellite internet service by Moscow's troops ‘systemic’  —  Russian forces are using Starlink terminals on the front line …
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
How generative AI is transforming the advertising industry; WPP and Publicis plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to embed AI in their businesses  —  At the start of the year, every single one of the roughly 100,000 people working for advertising giant Publicis received a video message …
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Elena Schneider / Politico:
Biden's campaign made its first TikTok post, during the Super Bowl, a year after the White House forced US agencies to remove the app from government devices  —  The move comes about a year after the Biden White House demanded federal agencies remove the app from federal government devices.
Cory Doctorow / Financial Times:
How the erosion of competition, regulation, self-help, and worker power ushered in the “enshittocene” era, or the slow decay of online platforms like Facebook  —  The term describes the slow decay of online platforms such as Facebook.  But what if we've entered the ‘enshittocene’?

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