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April 22, 2024, 5:25 AM

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Christopher Jungstedt / Bloomberg:
Swedish game developer Embracer Group plans to split itself into three publicly traded companies, focused on tabletop, indie, and AAA; EMBRAC-B.ST jumps 10%+  —  - Embracer shareholders to get stock in new firms as dividend  — Includes €900 million refinancing and new ownership structure
Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
The US House passes a TikTok divestiture bill with a longer sale deadline, as part of a package of Ukraine/Israel bills, pressuring the Senate to vote on TikTok  —  The House once again passed a bill that could ban TikTok from the US unless its Chinese parent company ByteDance divests it …
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Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Memo to US staff: TikTok vows a legal battle if the US' divestment bill becomes law, saying the bill is “a clear violation” of its users' First Amendment rights  —  TikTok told employees it will fight in the courts if a US bill forcing a ban or divestiture of the Chinese-owned app …
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Jameson Dow / Electrek:
Tesla cuts the price of its Full Self-Driving software to $8K from $12K in the US, following a price cut from $15K to $12K in September 2023  —  Tesla has once again lowered the price of its Full Self-Driving software by $4,000, now costing $8,000, down from a previous price of $12,000 in the US.
Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
President Biden signs the bill reauthorizing FISA's Section 702, extending the controversial warrantless surveillance program through 2026  —  The Senate has passed a bill reauthorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a controversial program that allows warrantless spying …
Anirban Sen / Reuters:
Source: Salesforce has backed away from its talks to acquire cloud data management company Informatica, after the two companies could not agree on terms  —  Business software maker Salesforce (CRM.N) has backed away from its talks to acquire data-management software firm Informatica (INFA.N) …
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
A look at Home Assistant, an open-source smart home platform with an estimated 1M users, as its creators announce a foundation to help reach the mainstream  —  How Home Assistant plans to transition from an enthusiast platform to a mainstream consumer product.
Washington Post:
Analysis: the 25 most-cited US news organizations lost 75% of their Facebook engagement and 58% of their Instagram interactions between Q1 2022 and Q1 2024  —  Waves of layoffs and policy shifts are forcing campaigns to change tactics, potentially transforming the 2024 election
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Tinder announces Share My Date, letting users share their date plans with friends, including their match's name, meeting location, date, and time  —  It's not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they're seeing that weekend.
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
A look at Block-funded Gridless, which operates bitcoin mines in Kenya, Malawi, and Zambia, powered through solar power and wasted energy from a geothermal site  —  WATCH NOW  —  Jack Dorsey backed start-up taps into geothermal, hydro and solar power to run bitcoin mines across Africa
OatmealDome:
Open-source GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin is not coming to the App Store, as Apple does not allow JIT recompilers on iOS, likely due to security concerns  —  Two weeks ago, Apple modified their App Store guidelines to allow retro game emulators in the App Store.

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