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June 21, 2024, 2:50 PM

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Bloomberg:
Apple will withhold the release of Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring, and more in the EU this year, citing concerns about DMA's interoperability requirements  —  - Firm says it'll withhold Apple Intelligence from EU this year  — Big Tech firm cites concerns over EU's Digital Markets Act
Spotify:
Spotify debuts a new Basic streaming plan in the US for $10.99/month, which includes all the benefits of Premium without the monthly audiobook listening time  —  On Spotify, users discover and enjoy music, podcasts, and audiobooks, with various plans that meet our listeners' needs.
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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
BBC:
London hospitals hackers Qilin publish almost 400GB of data, including sensitive patient info, on their darknet site and on Telegram; the NHS is investigating  —  Experts say the hack is one of the most “significant and harmful” cyber attacks ever in the UK.  —  48 mins ago  —  Technology
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
A Las Vegas jury convicts five men for operating Jetflicks, which charged $9.99 per month and officials say was one of the largest illegal streamers in the US  —  Five men were convicted by a federal jury in Las Vegas this week for their part in operating Jetflicks, which officials …
Shirin Ghaffary / Bloomberg:
OpenAI buys Rockset, an enterprise search and analytics startup that raised $105M, integrating both the tech and staff of an acquisition for the first time  —  OpenAI has done acquihires, but this deal marks the first time it will be integrating both the technology and staff of the company it's buying.
Greg Bensinger / Reuters:
Sources: Amazon has considered a $5 to $10 monthly price tag for a revamped Alexa with generative AI features, dubbed “Remarkable Alexa”  —  Amazon (AMZN.O) is planning a major revamp of its decade-old money-losing Alexa service to include a conversational generative AI with two tiers …
Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
A look at Congress' absurd plan to ban DJI drones in the US, even as the company adds geofencing restrictions and other features to comply with FAA regulations  —  Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives jammed a functional ban on DJI drones, called the “Countering CCP Drones Act” into a military funding bill that it then passed.
Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central:
Sources: Sony is making deep cuts to funding for VR games, with only two PSVR 2 games in development; Sony released just three PSVR 2 games last year  —  It's a sad, disappointing story that could have been so much better.  —  Until now, the PSVR 2 has been a pretty darn good VR headset.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Some users complain that Meta is tagging real photos with its “Made with AI label”, possibly because AI tools were used to edit, rather than create, the images  —  Earlier in February, Meta said that it would start labeling photos created with AI tools on its social networks.

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