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    Ye's Twitter account is suspended after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with a Star of David; Elon Musk replied, saying he violated Twitter rules

    Elon Musk / @elonmusk: Ye's Twitter account is suspended after he tweeted a picture of a...

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    DeepMind unveils DeepNash, an AI agent that matches human experts in the board game Stratego by combining game theory and model-free deep reinforcement learning

    Anil Ananthaswamy / Nature: DeepMind unveils DeepNash, an AI agent that matches human experts in the...

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    Stripe debuts a customizable fiat-to-crypto payments widget for Web3 devs to directly embed into their apps; Stripe to handle KYC checks, fraud, and compliance

    Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez / Fortune: Stripe debuts a customizable fiat-to-crypto payments widget for Web3 devs to directly...

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    SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy up to 7,500 next-generation Starlink internet satellites in low Earth orbit; SpaceX had applied for nearly 30K satellites

    Michael Sheetz / CNBC: SpaceX gets FCC approval to deploy up to 7,500 next-generation Starlink internet...

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    US House committee report details how fintech companies, like Blueacorn, allegedly disbursed billions in fraudulent PPP loans, while collecting billions in fees

    Tony Romm / Washington Post: US House committee report details how fintech companies, like Blueacorn, allegedly...

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    Parler's owner says it “has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler”, after announcing the deal in October

    Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Parler's owner says it “has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the...

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    Epic makes RealityScan app, which lets users scan real-life objects to turn them into 3D models, available for free on iOS, after a limited beta launch in April

    Jay Peters / The Verge: Epic makes RealityScan app, which lets users scan real-life objects to...

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    Sources: Apple is ramping up work on a mixed-reality headset to be introduced as early as next year and has renamed the headset's OS from realityOS to xrOS

    Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple is ramping up work on a mixed-reality headset to be...

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    Discord renames Premium Memberships as Server Subscriptions and makes them available for all US creators; Discord will take a 10% cut of subscriptions

    James Hale / Tubefilter: Discord renames Premium Memberships as Server Subscriptions and makes them available for...

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    Source: a16z's Future is shutting down; Future hasn't published a new article in months, most of its editorial staffers have left, and its newsletter is defunct

    Insider: Source: a16z's Future is shutting down; Future hasn't published a new article in months, most...

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    Apple reached 25% smartphone market share in China in October, retaining its top OEM spot for a second month; one in four devices sold in China was an iPhone

    Varun Mishra / Counterpoint Research: Apple reached 25% smartphone market share in China in October, retaining...

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    A look at Anthropic, which raised $580M led by SBF in April to research “AI safety”, and 70 AI-related organizations SBF and FTX executives invested $530M+ in

    Cade Metz / New York Times: A look at Anthropic, which raised $580M led by SBF...

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    [Thread] Coinbase says Apple “blocked our last” Wallet iOS app release until the exchange disabled sending NFTs, claiming Apple wanted a 30% cut from gas fees

    @coinbasewallet: [Thread] Coinbase says Apple “blocked our last” Wallet iOS app release until the exchange disabled...

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    Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shuts down after researchers found vulnerabilities that would have let hackers access DMs and edit others' Hive posts

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter alternative Hive temporarily shuts down after researchers found vulnerabilities that would...

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    Mozilla acquires Pulse, which made an automated status updater for Slack before shuttering, and plans to use its ML tech to improve personalization in Pocket

    Paul Sawers / TechCrunch: Mozilla acquires Pulse, which made an automated status updater for Slack before...

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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...