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July 5, 2024, 6:55 PM

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Reuters:
Apple approves the Epic Games Store on iPhones and iPads in the EU, after Epic said it was blocked due to buttons and labels being similar to the App Store's  —  Apple (AAPL.O) said on Friday it has approved Epic Games' games marketplace app on iPhones and iPads in Europe, after the “Fortnite” …
Reuters:
Interfax: Apple removed the mobile apps of 25 VPN services from its App Store in Russia, following a request by state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor  —  U.S. tech giant Apple (AAPL.O) removed the mobile apps of 25 VPN services from its App Store, following a request …
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
YouTube updates its Erase Song tool for creators with an AI algorithm to detect and remove any copyrighted music from their videos without impacting other audio  —  On July 4, YouTube released an updated eraser tool for creators so they can easily remove any copyrighted music …
Jon Victor / The Information:
Sources: to lessen its reliance on Safari for iOS, Google considered limiting AI Overviews to its own mobile apps, but ultimately decided against such a move  —  Sometime in the next few months, a judge is expected to rule on the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google over its dominance of internet search.
Joanna Nelius / The Verge:
Reuters:
Samsung estimates Q2 operating profit up 1,452% YoY to ~$7.54B, and revenue up 23% YoY to ~$53.7B, as chip prices keep rising from a mid-2022 to end-2023 trough  —  Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) estimated on Friday a more than 15-fold rise in its second-quarter operating profit …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Cloudflare launches a tool that aims to block bots from scraping websites for AI training data, available free for all its customers  —  Cloudflare, the publicly traded cloud service provider, has launched a new, free tool to prevent bots from scraping websites hosted on its platform for data to train AI models.
Li Yuan / New York Times:
How xenophobic content on Chinese social media, directed towards Japan, the US, Jews, and others, became the subject of a debate and spreads despite censorship  —  Violent attacks on foreigners have prompted a debate about extreme nationalism online in a country that heavily censors information the government bans.

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