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May 3, 2024, 1:10 PM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple Q2 revenue: iPhone down 10% YoY to $45.96B, Mac up 4% to $7.45B, iPad down 17% to $5.56B, and Wearables, Home, and Accessories down 10% to $7.91B  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook waves to journalists after his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 17, 2024.
Apple:
Apple reports Q2 revenue down 4% YoY to $90.75B, net income down 2% to $23.64B, and announces a $110B share buyback, its largest yet; AAPL jumps 5%  —  Services revenue reaches new all-time record  —  EPS sets March quarter record  —  Apple® today announced financial results …
Wesley Hilliard / AppleInsider:
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft outlines security principles and goals tied to executive compensation packages, following a scathing US Cyber Safety Review Board report in April 2024  —  - Protect identities and secrets. … - Protect tenants and isolate production systems. … - Protect networks.
Sudz Niel Kar / MyHealthyApple:
The US FDA approves Apple Watch's AFib history feature for clinical studies, the first digital health tech qualified under the FDA's MDDT program  —  The FDA today announced that it has qualified the Apple Watch AFib ( Atrial Fibrillation) history feature as an MDDT (Medical Device Development Tools).
Ashley Stewart / Business Insider:
Sources: Bill Gates remains intimately involved in Microsoft's operations, advising on strategy, nurturing Microsoft's relationship with Sam Altman, and more  —  Insiders say he's still pulling the strings at Microsoft  —  In 2017, just before Microsoft forged a partnership …
Lindsay Clark / The Register:
A committee of UK legislators says the government's “reticence” to address alleged copyright theft is a “de facto endorsement” of how tech companies build LLMs  —  A committee of UK legislators has slammed the government for its response to alleged copyright theft as a …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Filing: Google pushes back on Epic's demands after its antitrust win, saying the proposed remedies are “unnecessary” and “far beyond the scope” of the verdict  —  In a new filing, Google is pushing back against Fortnite maker Epic Games' numerous proposed remedies …
Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
Germany “unambiguously” finds that Russian state-backed hacker Fancy Bear was behind cyberattacks in 2023 that took down several German government websites  —  Investigation finds hacker group linked to Russian intelligence responsible for attacks targeting politicians and defence sector
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's May 7 event: OLED iPad Pros possibly with M4 chips, 10.9" and 12.9" iPad Airs, and updates to the Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard  —  Company gears up to update its tablets for the first time since 2022  —  It's been more than 18 months since Apple Inc. last updated …
Aria Alamalhodaei / TechCrunch:
Hubble Network, which is building a satellite network for Bluetooth devices, says it has made a Bluetooth connection directly to a satellite for the first time  —  Hubble Network has become the first company in history to establish a Bluetooth connection directly to a satellite …
Paige Smith / Bloomberg:
Jess Weatherbed / The Verge:
Google says 400M+ Google Accounts have used passkeys since the rollout, logging 1B+ authentications, and expands passkeys to its Advanced Protection Program  —  Google is kicking off World Password Day by updating us on its efforts toward replacing the often hacked, guessed, and stolen form of authentication with passkeys.
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