May 23, 2024, 9:55 PM

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The US SEC approves applications from Nasdaq, Cboe, and NYSE to list spot ether ETFs, potentially paving the way for them to begin trading later this year  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday approved applications from Nasdaq, CBOE and NYSE to list exchange-traded funds …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Spotify tells customers that its Car Thing dashboard accessory will stop working on December 9, less than a year after it went on sale, without offering refunds  —  Spotify's brief attempt at being a hardware company wasn't all that successful: the company stopped producing …
Jyoti Mann / Business Insider:
Ryan Christoffel / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple is targeting a full-screen foldable MacBook launch in 2026 and considering a 20.25" or a 18.8" panel, with an M5 chip and Vision Pro-level price  —  Apple is working on all-screen foldable devices.  Unlike its competitors, however, its focus seems less on foldable smartphones and tablets …
Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Users reported a massive Microsoft outage that impacted Bing, Copilot on the web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT's internet search, DuckDuckGo, and more  —  A massive Microsoft outage affects, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT internet search and DuckDuckGo.
US DOJ and state AGs sue to break up Ticketmaster parent Live Nation over alleged antitrust violations, following a DOJ probe and Taylor Swift fan complaints  —  The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to break up Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, over alleged antitrust violations.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
iFixit and Samsung end their repair partnership after two years; iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens says that “Samsung does not seem interested in enabling repair at scale”  —  iFixit and Samsung are parting ways. … “Samsung does not seem interested in enabling repair at scale,” …
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet and Meta have talked to Hollywood studios about licensing content for AI video generation tools; Disney and Netflix aren't willing to license  —  - Studios seek to harness AI's promise without losing control  — Warner weighs licensing content; Disney, Netflix say no
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
X Director of Engineering Haofei Wang says “we are making likes private” in an update happening “soon”, as “public likes are incentivizing the wrong behavior”  —  Musk could soon make likes on X private, changing a feature that historically placed several celebrities, including him, into scandals.
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
TikTok limits the spread of videos from state-affiliated media outside their home countries and disrupted 15 influence operations in 2024, including from China  —  The platform will keep state-affiliated media accounts out of users' feeds if they “attempt to reach communities outside …
Associated Press:
The White House issues a call to action seeking companies' voluntary commitment to curb the creation, spread, and monetization of nonconsensual sexual AI images  —  President Joe Biden's administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
Google details Umoja, the first fiber optic cable that would connect Africa and Australia, starting in Kenya and running via the DRC and others to South Africa  —  Google is preparing to build what will be the first subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the continents of Africa and Australia.
Jeremy Gan / Dexerto:
Linus Tech Tips, accused in August 2023 of theft, ethical lapses, and sexual harassment, says an outside investigation found the claims were “largely unfounded”  —  Linus Tech Tips has released the findings from an investigation of the allegations levied upon them in 2023 …
Reed Abelson / New York Times:
Systems at US hospital operator Ascension, which has ~140 hospitals, remain down indefinitely after a May 8 cyberattack, in a hack similar to Change Healthcare  —  For two weeks at the 140-hospital system, doctors and nurses have had little access to digital records for patient histories, resorting to paper and faxes to treat people.
More: NPR
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
A bill strengthening the UK Competition and Markets Authority to regulate tech giants like Apple and Google heads toward approval before the UK's July election  —  The UK will shortly get its own rulebook for Big Tech, after peers in the House of Lords agreed Thursday afternoon to pass the Digital Markets …

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