Tech

September 26

03:35 PM CT — CNBC: Walmart debuts metaverse experiences Walmart Land and Walmart's Universe of Play in Roblox, which it calls a testing ground, to try to reach younger shoppers

Melissa Repko / CNBC: — - Walmart is entering the metaverse with two experiences, Walmart Land and Walmart's Universe of Play, in gaming platform Roblox.

08:30 AM CT — Wall Street Journal: An overview of Twitter and Elon Musk's legal battle so far: the judge wants to focus the case on the contractual agreement, sparring over discovery, and more

Wall Street Journal: — The Delaware judge presiding over the takeover dispute has begun to set the contours of the October trial

08:10 AM CT — TechCrunch: Cloudflare announces Zero Trust SIM, a US-only, device-specific eSIM for iOS and Android, and carrier partner program Zero Trust for Mobile Operators

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: — Are smartphones ever entirely secure? It depends on one's definition of “secure,” particularly when dealing with corporate environments.

07:30 AM CT — Ars Technica: A New York-based artist received copyright registration on their comic featuring artwork by Midjourney, the first known US copyright for latent diffusion AI art

Benj Edwards / Ars Technica: — Registration of AI-assisted comic comes amid fierce online debate about AI art ethics. — In what might be a first …

06:20 AM CT — Bloomberg: The UK's ICO could fine TikTok £27M after provisionally finding that the company may have breached data protection rules by failing to protect children's data

Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg: — ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok faces a possible fine of 27 million pounds ($28.9 million) after the UK's privacy watchdog provisionally found …

05:55 AM CT — Wall Street Journal: Analysis: Amazon's regular trucking contractors were more than twice as likely as other companies to get unsafe driving scores from February 2020 to August 2022

Christopher Weaver / Wall Street Journal: — Its regular contractors were more than twice as likely to receive unsafe driving scores compared with similar outfits; Amazon says its network is safe

05:25 AM CT — Reuters: Sources: Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi fear disruptions and higher costs from supporting India's GPS alternative, NavIC, as the system would require new hardware

Reuters: — India is pushing tech giants to make smartphones compatible with its home-grown navigation system within months …

04:50 AM CT — New York Times: Sources: the US government and TikTok reached a preliminary agreement to resolve national security concerns without requiring China's ByteDance to sell the app

New York Times: — A draft agreement with the Biden administration to keep the Chinese-owned video app operating in the United States is under review.

04:40 AM CT — Bloomberg: Sydney-based data and back-office services provider Link says Toronto-based legal software maker Dye & Durham's $2.4B takeover bid has expired after two years

David Morris / Bloomberg: Sydney-based data and back-office services provider Link says Toronto-based legal software maker Dye & Durham's $2.4B takeover bid has expired after two years — Australia's Link Administration Holdings Ltd. has pulled the plug on a potential takeover by Canadian technology company Dye & Durham Ltd. …

04:20 AM CT — Reuters: Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Vodafone, and 12 other European telecoms argue that Meta, Google, Netflix, and other US giants should share network costs

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters: — Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), Orange (ORAN.PA), Telefonica (TEF.MC) and 13 other European telecoms providers on Monday …

03:30 AM CT — Bloomberg: South Korea says Interpol issued a Red Notice for Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon; prosecutors say Kwon disappeared from Singapore before September 17

Sangmi Cha / Bloomberg: — South Korea said Interpol requested law enforcement worldwide to locate and arrest Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon …

02:15 AM CT — The Verge: Amazon confirms a second two-day shopping event in 2022, the Prime Early Access Sale, to be held on October 11-12 in 15 countries, including the US and the UK

The Verge: — The rumors were true: Amazon's holding a second Prime-exclusive sales event starting on Tuesday, October 11th at 3AM ET / 12AM PT and running through Wednesday, October 12th.

01:30 AM CT — TechCrunch: Apple confirms that a Foxconn plant near Indian city Chennai is manufacturing iPhone 14 models; locally assembled phones will be sold in India later in 2022

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: — Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 models in India, it said Monday, locally producing the current lineup …

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