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June 18, 2024, 11:30 AM

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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: Apple is set to settle a long-running EU antitrust investigation over payments, after the EU accepted measures that Apple committed to in January 2024  —  Tech company willing to open mobile pay system to rivals in concessions that will help avoid antitrust fines from the bloc
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta launches its much-awaited Threads API, letting developers publish posts, fetch content, manage replies, and view analytics, after an API beta in March 2024  —  Meta said today that it finally launched its much-awaited API for Threads so developers can build experiences around it.
Wall Street Journal:
Social media creators say earning a decent, reliable income is getting harder, as platforms pay less for popular posts and brands get pickier about partnerships  —  Platforms are paying less for popular posts, brands are pickier about partnerships and a possible TikTok ban looms
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Signal President Meredith Whittaker warns the EU's recent “upload moderation” proposal to detect CSAM “fundamentally undermines encryption” of messaging apps  —  A controversial European Union legislative proposal to scan the private messages of citizens in a bid …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
A look at Apple's upcoming CarPlay updates, aiming to be “a design toolkit for automakers” comprising UI layers: local, overlay, remote, and punch-through  —  Apple's been talking about its next generation of CarPlay for two years now with very little to show for it …
Amar Subramanya / Google:
Google launches a Gemini app for Android in India, supporting English and nine other languages, and says Gemini will roll out to its iOS app in the coming weeks  —  Vice President, Engineering, Gemini Experiences  —  Gemini, your AI assistant from Google, has had an exciting first year in India.
Calvin Wankhede / Android Authority:
Adobe updates Acrobat with Firefly-powered AI image generation, AI Assistant supporting analysis of multiple documents, including non-PDF files, and more  —  Acrobat's AI Assistant is getting more useful, just months after its debut.  —  •  —  TL;DR
David Pierce / The Verge:
Xreal unveils the $199+ Beam Pro, a 6.5-inch device that powers Xreal's glasses, runs Android 14-based NebulaOS, uses a Snapdragon chip, and has two USB-C ports  —  Xreal has made a name for itself with some surprisingly nice-looking augmented reality glasses, which put a display in front …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will no longer offer Apple Pay Later, the BNPL service launched in the US in 2023, and will focus on installment loan features coming in 2024  —  Apple has announced that it is no longer offering Apple Pay Later, the “buy now, pay later” service that launched in the United States last year.
Zaheer Kachwala / Reuters:
Autonomous trucking startup Waabi raised a $200M Series B led by Uber and Khosla Ventures, after an $83.5M Series A in 2021, and aims for a full launch in 2025  —  Waabi has raised $200 million in a Series B funding round, led by existing investors Uber Technologies (UBER.N) and Khosla Ventures …
María Paula Mijares Torres / Bloomberg:
Stablecoin provider Tether announces a synthetic dollar backed by gold that will trade as aUSDT via smart contracts on the Ethereum Mainnet blockchain  —  - Alloy by Tether designed to track dollar with gold collateral  — Tether Gold has a $573 million market capitalization
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Amazon Labor Union members vote to join forces with the 1.3M-member Teamsters union; ALU President Christian Smalls says Teamsters allocated $8M for organizing  —  An affiliation agreement between the Amazon Labor Union and the 1.3 million-member Teamsters signals an escalation in challenging the online retailer.

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