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April 30, 2024, 10:10 PM

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Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
US judge sentences Binance founder Changpeng Zhao to four months in prison  —  Binance founder Changpeng Zhao was sentenced to four months in prison for failing to establish adequately anti-money laundering protections.  Zhao, once the head of the largest crypto exchange in the world, pleaded guilty in November 2023.
Amazon:
Amazon Q1: revenue up 13% YoY to $143.3B, net income of $10.4B, vs. $3.2B YoY, operating income of $15.3B, vs. $4.8B YoY, subscription revenue up 11% to $10.7B  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2024.
Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority:
An APK review suggests the Rabbit R1 runs Android and its entire user interface is powered by a single Android app  —  The Rabbit R1 is probably running Android and is certainly powered by an Android app under the hood.  —  •  —  TL;DR  — The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
The US DOJ says it has charged Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with filing false tax returns and more to evade paying nearly $50M  —  The Justice Department announced on Tuesday it has charged Roger Ver, a well-known figure from the early days of Bitcoin, with mail fraud and filing false tax returns.
Jesse Hamilton / CoinDesk:
The House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry accuses Gary Gensler of misleading Congress on the SEC's position on whether ETH is a security  —  The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says Gensler refused to discuss his view on ETH in testimony even after the SEC was investigating it as a security.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
AMD reports Q1 revenue up 2% YoY to $5.47B, vs. $5.46B est., Data Center revenue up 80% YoY to $2.3B, and a $123M net income, up from a $139M net loss YoY  —  Advanced Micro Devices reported first-quarter earnings and sales on Tuesday that were slightly ahead of Wall Street expectations …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Screenshots seem to show TikTok circumventing Apple's App Store fees by showing some users a link to a site for buying digital coins, instead of using IAPs  —  TikTok may be routing around the App Store to save money on commissions.  According to new findings, the ByteDance-owned social video app …
Derek Andersen / Cointelegraph:
Coinbase adds support for the Bitcoin Lightning Network via payments startup Lightspark, letting customers transfer bitcoin faster and at a lower cost  —  The integration brings instantaneous transfers on the layer-2 Lightning Network to the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange.  —  Total views
Marko Zivkovic / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple is testing Safari 18 features, including more advanced content blocking and an AI-powered Intelligent Search tool, expected to debut later in 2024  —  Apple is testing a version of its Safari web browser that includes UI tweaks, advanced content blocking features …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon makes its AI assistant Amazon Q generally available and adds an “app creator” in preview to let employees build generative AI apps based on company data  —  Amazon says it will give non-developers the ability to create apps using natural language as part of a new feature for Amazon Q …
Gaby Del Valle / The Verge:
Over 50 ex-Google employees, fired in connection with a sit-in protest against Google's business ties to Israel, file an NLRB complaint for unlawful retaliation  —  A software engineer who was fired from Google in connection to internal protests at the company's offices says the company retaliated …
Bloomberg:
The EU opens a DSA investigation into Meta over deceptive Facebook and Instagram ad and political content; sources say the probe is about a pro-Kremlin campaign  —  - Probe said to target pro-Putin Doppelganger campaign  — Meta probe is under the EU's tough new Digital Services Act
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Eight daily newspapers owned by Alden, the second-largest US newspaper operator, sue OpenAI and Microsoft for allegedly using copyrighted articles to train AI  —  The suit, which accuses the tech companies of copyright infringement, adds to the fight over the online data used to power artificial intelligence.
BBC:
A Finnish court sentences hacker Julius Kivimäki to six years and three months, after he breached a healthcare database and tried to blackmail 33,000 people  —  One of Europe's most wanted cyber criminals has been jailed for attempting to blackmail 33,000 people whose confidential therapy notes he stole.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Twitch rolls out its TikTok-like discovery feed, launching as a tab within the Twitch iOS and Android apps showing live streams and clips  —  Twitch is officially rolling out its new TikTok-like discovery feed to all users this week, the company announced on Tuesday.
Zeba Siddiqui / Reuters:
UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty plans to say before a US House panel on May 1 that hackers exploited a Citrix vulnerability to breach UnitedHealth on February 12  —  Hackers broke into UnitedHealth's (UNH.N) tech unit on Feb. 12 by exploiting a security vulnerability in software from private …
Kwan Wei Kevin Tan / Business Insider:
Esther Crawford joins Meta's Messenger team as director of product; Crawford was Twitter's director of product management before being laid off in February 2023  —  - The former Twitter director Esther Crawford says she has joined Mark Zuckerberg's Meta.  — Crawford was one of Elon …

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