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February 12, 2024, 11:20 AM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
With X and Reddit limiting API access, third-party developers are looking into Mastodon and Bluesky, but some are hesitant to build revenue-generating apps  —  2023 was the year social networks realized that they were sitting on massive troves of data.  And some companies, such as Twitter …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with the US DOJ's Jonathan Kanter on the Antitrust Division, the 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.”
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” …
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
Court documents: HP calculates its Autonomy losses at up to $4B, and says Autonomy's ex-CEO and CFO must pay; Autonomy founder Mike Lynch is awaiting a US trial  —  - Mike Lynch and his CFO face $4 billion bill for Autonomy sale  — Extradited tycoon currently awaiting criminal trial in the US
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Kenza Bryan / Financial Times:
Ireland, Germany, Singapore, China, Amsterdam, and others added restrictions on new data centers in recent years to comply with stringent environmental rules  —  Ireland, Germany, Singapore and China are imposing rules on building new server farms over energy usage fears

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