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    A look at Black American crypto investors, many of whom bought in near the top, as the market declines from its 2021 peak and some lose significant sums

    Annie Lowrey / The Atlantic: A look at Black American crypto investors, many of whom bought...

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    A look at TikTok's role in spreading the “blackout challenge”, leading some kids to choke themselves to death, as critics say the company could be doing more

    Olivia Carville / Bloomberg: A look at TikTok's role in spreading the “blackout challenge”, leading some...

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    Amazon Kindle Scribe review: great battery, display, and accessories, but lackluster notetaking, outdated document syncing and software, and small writing delay

    Alex Cranz / The Verge: Amazon Kindle Scribe review: great battery, display, and accessories, but lackluster...

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    A UK court rules Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, Luno, and other exchanges must give customer details to an unnamed UK exchange to track down $10.7M in stolen funds

    Financial Times: A UK court rules Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, Luno, and other exchanges must give customer...

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    Memo: DoorDash plans to lay off around 1,250 employees, aiming to curb expenses; sources say that represents around 6% of its workforce

    Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg: Memo: DoorDash plans to lay off around 1,250 employees, aiming to curb...

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    Brussels-based crypto market maker Keyrock raised a $72M Series B led by Ripple, following a €4.3M Series A in October 2020

    Tom Matsuda / The Block: Brussels-based crypto market maker Keyrock raised a $72M Series B led...

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    Sources detail Alameda's early years, starting in fall 2017, as SBF shrugged off concerns about risky investments, leading several employees to quit in 2018

    Gregory Zuckerman / Wall Street Journal: Sources detail Alameda's early years, starting in fall 2017, as...

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    Spotify releases Wrapped 2022 for users, adding a “music personality” feature, and says Joe Rogan, Emma Chamberlain, and others were its top podcasters

    Ariel Shapiro / The Verge: Spotify releases Wrapped 2022 for users, adding a “music personality” feature,...

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    The European Central Bank says that bitcoin is “rarely used for legal transactions” and is on the “road to irrelevance”, without citing any strong data points

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: The European Central Bank says that bitcoin is “rarely used for legal...

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    Chinese state media: a five-day COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou, home to Foxconn's iPhone plant, has been lifted; an analyst says disruptions cost Apple $1B/week

    Juliana Liu / CNN: Chinese state media: a five-day COVID-19 lockdown in Zhengzhou, home to Foxconn's...

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    A look at China's growing interest in the open-source Risc-V chip architecture after US sanctions, including enlisting Alibaba and Tencent to help design chips

    Financial Times: A look at China's growing interest in the open-source Risc-V chip architecture after US...

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    Sources detail Huawei's plans to stealthily build a domestic chip supply chain with partners in Beijing, Wuhan, Qingdao, and Shenzhen, investing over $55.8B

    Nikkei Asia: Sources detail Huawei's plans to stealthily build a domestic chip supply chain with partners...

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    SpaceX's Starlink increases the price for new Ukrainian customers to $700, far above the $385 cost from earlier in 2022; monthly subscriptions rise to $75

    Financial Times: SpaceX's Starlink increases the price for new Ukrainian customers to $700, far above the...

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    Emboldened by FTX's collapse, the disgraced founders of Terra, Celsius, and Three Arrows Capital have reemerged, offering their thoughts on SBF, FTX, and more

    Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg: Emboldened by FTX's collapse, the disgraced founders of Terra, Celsius, and Three...

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    Analysis of Apple's supply chain data shows 44% to 47% of suppliers were China-based between 2014 and 2019, dropping to 41% in 2020 and 36% in 2021

    Josh Horwitz / Reuters: Analysis of Apple's supply chain data shows 44% to 47% of suppliers...

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    AWS announces a new Graviton3E chip for high-performance computing tasks like weather forecasting and gene sequencing, competing with Intel, Nvidia, and others

    Bloomberg: AWS announces a new Graviton3E chip for high-performance computing tasks like weather forecasting and gene...

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    Singapore-based Igloo, an AI-based insurtech platform for underserved groups in SE Asia, raised a $27M Series B extension, bringing the round's total to $46M

    Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: Singapore-based Igloo, an AI-based insurtech platform for underserved groups in SE Asia,...

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    BlockFi sues Sam Bankman-Fried's Emergent Fidelity Technologies to seize Robinhood shares that SBF had pledged as collateral under an agreement on November 9

    Financial Times: BlockFi sues Sam Bankman-Fried's Emergent Fidelity Technologies to seize Robinhood shares that SBF had...

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    Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ review by a scuba diver: user interface and screen are better than other dive computers, but misses some high-end features

    Haje Jan Kamps / TechCrunch: Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ review by a scuba diver: better...

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    FTX's collapse was exacerbated by centralization; FTX being a decentralized exchange, based on smart contracts, could have prevented SBF draining customer funds

    Wall Street Journal: FTX's collapse was exacerbated by centralization; FTX being a decentralized exchange, based on...

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    Memo: Evan Spiegel told Snap employees that he expects them to be in the company's offices 80% of the time, or four or more days a week, starting February 2023

    Alex Barinka / Bloomberg: Memo: Evan Spiegel told Snap employees that he expects them to be...

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    Sources: Twitter begins reinstating ~62K accounts with more than 10K followers after Elon Musk's poll on general amnesty; one account has over 5M followers

    Platformer: Sources: Twitter has begun reinstating ~62K accounts with more than 10K followers after Musk's poll...

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    The FTC and seven US states settle with Google and iHeartMedia, requiring the companies to pay $9.4M for allegedly paying radio hosts for deceptive Pixel 4 ads

    Jay Peters / The Verge: The FTC and seven US states settle with Google and iHeartMedia,...

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    Sources: Twitter has one staffer left on a team dedicated to removing CSAM after layoffs, despite Elon Musk saying “removing child exploitation is priority #1”

    Morgan Meaker / Wired: Sources: Twitter only has one staffer left on a team dedicated to...

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    Analysis: high-profile Republican members of Congress saw an uptick in Twitter followers in the first few weeks of Musk's reign, while Democrats lost followers

    Washington Post: Analysis: high-profile Republican members of Congress saw an uptick in Twitter followers in the...

  • Source: in Q1 2022, Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending $48M and accounting for over 4% of Twitter's revenue that quarter

    Washington Post: Source: in Q1 2022, Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending $48M and...

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    In a first, Google says that it has licensed its AI research model for breast cancer screening to a medical company, iCAD, looking to deploy the tech in 2024

    Justine Calma / The Verge: Google says that it has, for the first time, licensed its...

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    US crypto exchange Kraken agrees to pay $360K+ to the Treasury Department to settle accusations of sanctions violations involving transactions by users in Iran

    New York Times: US crypto exchange Kraken agrees to pay $360K+ to the Treasury Department to...

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    Sources: Microsoft will likely soon offer the EU concessions regarding the Activision deal; source: the main remedy would be a 10-year licensing deal to Sony

    Foo Yun Chee / Reuters: Sources: Microsoft will likely soon offer the EU concessions regarding the...

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    Elon Musk says Apple threatened to “withhold” Twitter from App Store “but won't tell us why” and calls out Apple's lower Twitter ad spend and alleged censorship

    Juli Clover / MacRumors: Elon Musk says Apple threatened to “withhold” Twitter from App Store “but...

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    Elon Musk claims “all-time high” new Twitter signups, averaging 2M+ a day in the last seven days till November 16, up 66% YoY, and ~8B daily user active minutes

    Reuters: Elon Musk claims “all-time high” new Twitter signups, averaging 2M+ a day in the last...

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    How live-action YouTube kids channels Vlad and Niki, Like Nastya, and Kids Diana Show, with a total of ~300M subscribers, are building global franchises

    R.T. Watson / Wall Street Journal: How live-action YouTube kids channels Vlad and Niki, Like Nastya,...

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    New Delhi-based diabetes management app BeatO raised a $33M Series B led by Lightrock India, with Flipkart and others participating

    Debjyoti Roy / Livemint: New Delhi-based diabetes management app BeatO raised a $33M Series B led...

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    Source: the US DOJ is investigating whether rent-setting software made by RealPage is facilitating collusion among landlords to drive up rental prices

    Heather Vogell / ProPublica: Source: the US DOJ is investigating whether rent-setting software made by RealPage...

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    An in-depth look at the US sanctions on China's chipmakers and worries over their impact on inflation and rising costs for Western manufacturers and customers

    June Yoon / Financial Times: An in-depth look at the US sanctions on China's chipmakers and...

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    Reserve Bank of India declines a payment aggregator license for Paytm parent One 97, asking it to comply with foreign direct investment guidelines and reapply

    Ira Dugal / Reuters: Reserve Bank of India declines a payment aggregator license for Paytm parent...

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    Analysis: AI startup funding has been around 9%-10% of global VC investment in recent years, led by robotics, autonomous vehicles, and enterprise software

    Gené Teare / Crunchbase News: Analysis: AI startup funding has been around 9%-10% of global VC...

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    Inside Zhengzhou's “iPhone City” lockdown, where China's zero COVID-19 policy, related propaganda and fears, and Foxconn's missteps led to the worker riots

    South China Morning Post: Inside Zhengzhou's “iPhone City” lockdown, where China's zero COVID-19 policy, related propaganda...

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    Experts and employees detail Uber's struggles in Pakistan as it discontinues service in five cities, cuts spending, and faces increased competition from inDrive

    Nilesh Christopher / Rest of World: Experts and employees detail Uber's struggles in Pakistan as it...

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    Hong Kong-based XanPool, a cross-border payments infrastructure provider for both crypto and fiat currencies, raised $41M in Q2 2022 at a $400M valuation

    Jonathan Burgos / Forbes: Hong Kong-based XanPool, a cross-border payments infrastructure provider for both crypto and...

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    How Woolworths, Loblaws, and other retailers are developing digital advertising arms and profiling customers, aiming to become ad venues for large brands

    Alistair Gray / Financial Times: How Woolworths, Loblaws, and other retailers are developing digital advertising arms...

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    The UK government asks its departments to stop installing Chinese surveillance cameras at sensitive sites, after calls to ban devices from Hikvision and Dahua

    Michelle Toh / CNN: The UK government asks its departments to stop installing Chinese surveillance cameras...

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    Report: several US states are investigating Genesis Global as part of an inquiry into interconnectedness of crypto firms, securities laws violations, and more

    Christiana Loureiro / The Block: Report: several US states are investigating Genesis Global as part of...

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    The FCC imposes a ban on equipment from Huawei and ZTE, camera providers Hikvision and Dahua, and radio maker Hytera, citing “a risk to national security”

    Todd Shields / Bloomberg: The FCC imposes a ban on equipment from Huawei and ZTE, camera...

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    How crypto helped users buy horrific child abuse images on Dark Scandals, whose founder was sentenced to 10 years by a Dutch court, often aided by exchanges

    Reuters: How crypto helped users buy horrific child abuse images on Dark Scandals, whose founder was...

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    IMF calls for more crypto regulation in Africa, says 25% of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have regulated crypto and two-thirds have imposed some restrictions

    Ana Paula Pereira / Cointelegraph: IMF calls for more crypto regulation in Africa, says 25% of...

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    Germany-based Temedica, which offers a health data insight service to pharma companies, raised a €25M Series B extension, bringing its total Series B to €42M

    Dan Taylor / Tech.eu: Germany-based Temedica, which offers a health data insight service to pharma companies,...

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    Twitter plans to restore next week suspended accounts that haven't “broken the law or engaged in egregious spam”, after 72.4% of 3M+ voted yes in Musk's poll

    Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post: Twitter plans to restore next week suspended accounts that haven't “broken...

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    Google's Project Zero reported five security flaws in devices with Mali GPUs in the summer, but Samsung, Xiaomi, Google, and others are yet to release patches

    Kris Holt / Engadget: Google's Project Zero reported five security flaws in devices with Mali GPUs...

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    Mercedes plans to charge $1,200 per year for “Acceleration Increase” in its EVs; Volkswagen, Toyota, and GM have all trialed similar subscription-based features

    Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Mercedes plans to charge $1,200 per year for “Acceleration Increase” in its...