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May 14, 2024, 1:02 PM

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Kylie Robison / The Verge:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says AWS CEO Adam Selipsky is stepping down, replaced by Matt Garman, effective June 3; Selipsky joined AWS in 2005 and became CEO in 2021  —  Matt Garman, the SVP of AWS sales, marketing, and global services at Amazon, will replace Selipsky as CEO.
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Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony Interactive Entertainment announces two new CEOs: Hermen Hulst, who will lead studios, and Hideaki Nishino, who will lead platforms, effective June 1  —  Hulst will lead the Studios business, while Nishino takes charge of the platform side  —  News by Christopher Dring Head of Games B2B
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Sony reports Q4 revenue up 14% YoY to ~$22.4B, above ~$18.5B est., operating profit up 57% YoY to ~$1.5B, and 20.8M PS5 units sold in FY 2023, below guidance  —  Sony on Tuesday reported a 7% drop in annual profits in the fiscal year 2023, dragged down by a decline in its financial services division.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says Comcast plans to launch StreamSaver, a bundle of Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+, later this month at a “vastly reduced price”  —  Get ready for the next cable-like streaming bundle: Comcast later this month will launch a three-way bundle …
Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times:
The US plans to sharply raise tariffs on imports from China, including chips, EVs, and batteries, impacting $18B of products; chip tariffs will double from 2025  —  Action designed to protect American jobs, as Joe Biden campaigns for votes across rustbelt  —  The Biden administration …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: gorgeous screen, thin, the M4 is fast, and the front camera is in the right spot on the side, but iPadOS lags behind the hardware  —  Apple's latest high-end tablet is a marvel of hardware design still in need of the software and accessories to really make it sing.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Square Enix's stock falls 16%, its biggest decline in 13 years, after President Takashi Kiryu said sales of its AAA games, exclusive to PlayStation, fell short  —  - Big titles released on PlayStation fell short, president says  — Games development overhaul seen taking time to bear fruit
Mishaal Rahman / Android Authority:
Source: at a private event, Google demonstrated a Chromium OS build running in a virtual machine on a Pixel 8, but did not share any plans to ship such a build  —  Google privately demoed this capability to other companies recently.  —  •  —  TL;DR  — Google has developed a method to run Chrome OS on its Pixel devices.
Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk:
A Dutch judge finds Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev guilty and sentences him to 64 months for money laundering; Pertsev was first jailed in August 2022  —  Alexey Pertsev was first jailed in the Netherlands in August 2022.  — Tornado Cash developer Alexey Pertsev was sentenced to 64 months in jail for money laundering
Reuters:
The US orders China-linked crypto mining company MineOne to sell its property near an Air Force base in Wyoming within 120 days, citing national security risks  —  The White House on Monday gave a Chinese-linked company and its partners 120 days to sell property they had bought near …
Chris Kerr / Game Developer:
SEC filing: Unity Create CPO and CTO Marc Whitten is stepping down on June 1, less than one year after becoming entangled in the company's Runtime Fee fiasco  —  Unity executive Marc Whitten is stepping down on June 1, 2024, less than a year after becoming entangled in the company's Runtime Fee fiasco.
Bloomberg:
Polymarket, a decentralized prediction and betting market with a focus on elections, has raised $70M across two rounds, the most recent led by Founders Fund  —  - Founders fund, Buterin Back $70 Million Polymarket fundraising  — Polymarket has become a major platform for election bettors
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 17.5 with cross-platform detection of unwanted tracking devices, EU app downloads from websites, News+ features like offline mode, and more  —  Apple today released iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, major updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
Dell appears to have suffered another data breach where ~30K customer service records were scraped, following its recent breach that affected 49M customers  —  The person who claimed to have stolen the physical addresses of 49 million Dell customers appears to have taken more data from a different Dell portal, TechCrunch has learned.
Toby Sterling / Reuters:
TSMC plans to start building its first European facility in Q4 2024, ahead of production in 2027; TSMC unveiled plans for an $11B factory in Germany last August  —  Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC (2330.TW) plans to start construction of its first European facility in the fourth quarter of 2024, it said on Tuesday.

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