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February 12, 2024, 4:10 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:
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 …
Kate Knibbs / Wired:
Q&A with Bluesky CEO Jay Graber about opening sign-ups to the public, not “enshittifying” the service with ads, crowdsourcing deepfake porn moderation, and more  —  WIRED spoke with Bluesky CEO Jay Graber about the X competitor opening sign-ups to all, how to crowdsource deepfake porn moderation, Jack Dorsey, and more.
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’?
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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Hayden Field / CNBC:
A look at Aware, whose AI tools let companies track real-time employee sentiment and flag toxicity by monitoring staff chatter on Slack, Teams, and other apps  —  - Aware, an AI firm specializing in analyzing employee messages, said companies including Walmart, Delta, T-Mobile …
Menaka Doshi / Bloomberg:
The RBI's clampdown on Paytm has created confusion for millions of customers and raises questions about the Indian central bank's opacity and regulatory actions  —  Multiple Penalties, Yet Stakeholders Stunned By Paytm Bank Wreck.  Why?  —  The financial meltdown of a digital payments pioneer …

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