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February 12, 2024, 12:35 PM

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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 …
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.
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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with the US DOJ's Jonathan Kanter on the Antitrust Division, its Google search monopolization and ad tech cases, media consolidation, the EU's DMA, and more  —  The assistant attorney general says “the resonance these issues have is something that I've never witnessed in my lifetime.”
Wes Davis / The Verge:
A crowd in San Francisco destroyed a Waymo car on February 11, amid tensions over autonomous 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 …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Appfigures data: 52% of Vision Pro-only apps are paid downloads, vs. 5% of apps in the wider App Store, with an average price of $5.67  —  Apple's Vision Pro offers consumers a new way to interact with apps via spatial computing, but it also offers app developers a way to generate revenue without subscriptions.
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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” …

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