Apple updates Macbook Pro, iMac with M3 chip, as expected
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- Apple updates Macbook Pro, iMac with M3 chip, as expected
- SBF's cross-examination: SBF wasn't sure ~150 times
- X issues stock to employees at $19B valuation, -39% vs. $31B
- Israel expands airstrikes in Hezbollah, Gaza
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1. Apple updates Macbook Pro, iMac with M3 chip, as expected
Screenshot from event.
The iMac was upgraded directly from the M1 to the M3, but other than the chip, its features are also little changed
Screenshot from event.
Apple's announcement event was fully shot on the iPhone 15 Max Pro
USB-C is still being used in these Mac peripherals: Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse. - MacRumors
2. SBF's cross-examination: prosecution points out inconsistencies, SBF wasn't sure ~150 times
The prosecution presented hard evidence and SBF said he didn't recall. Examples including: the infamous fake balance sheet with 7 versions, his testimony to Congress, his post-collapse interviews, etc.
~150 times SBF said “I don't know,” “I don't recall,” or similar language. - The Block
Today: cross-examination until lunchtime, then re-direct, and potentially the end of evidence, preparing for closing statements on Wed. - Bloomberg live
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4. X issues stock to employees at $19B valuation, -39% vs. $31B acquisition equity value
The acquisition total price tag was $44B, $13B of which was financed via debt, and $31B with equity. - Fortune
5. Israel expands airstrikes in Hezbollah sites in Lebanon, ground invasion in Gaza
The Israeli military is at 3+ miles deep into Gaza, satellite images show:
IDF: we struck Hezbollah weapons, posts, sites in Lebanon.
1 hostage rescued by IDF.
Netanyahu rejects ceasefire, comparing it to Pearl Harbor, 9/11.
House GOP's $14.3B Israel aid bill cuts same funding from IRS.
“No limits” on how Israel can use weapons: Pentagon.
100 aid trucks/day predicted by Israel.
Hezbollah prepares for possibility of drawn-out conflict.
Saudi forces on alert for 4 soldiers die in fight with Houthi forces.
Mossad chief visited Qatar for hostage negotiations.
Palestinian Authority: won't take over Gaza without 2-state solution.
China online maps remove Israel's name.
Putin blames U.S., Ukraine, West for Dagestan attack.
Just War Theory vs. American Self-Defense: Yaron Brook.
6. Del Complex proposes floating H100 cluster as sovereign nation state
7. Interesting videos, posts, and memes
Judge refuses attempt to deliver $23.5K settlement in 3 tons worth of coins:
8. Other headlines
a16z raising $3.4B for early-stage, seed-stage funds, little changed.
Meta launches ad-free subscription in Europe for €9.99+/mo.
Google asked Apple to preload Google app on iOS in 2018.
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Samsung revenue -12% YoY, operating profit -78%.
Pinterest revenue +11% YoY to $685M in Q3.
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