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November 29, 2022, 8:30 PM

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Sara Dorn / Forbes:
Republicans Ron DeSantis, Ken Buck, Mike Lee, Marsha Blackburn, others mention legislative action to curb Apple's app market power after Musk tweets about Apple  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Republicans criticizing Apple after Twitter owner Elon Musk claimed …
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils AWS SimSpace Weaver, a spatial computing service for developers to run real-time city-sized simulations across multiple instances  —  At this morning's re:Invent keynote in Las Vegas, Amazon unveiled AWS SimSpace Weaver, a computing service that allows developers to run city-sized simulations at scale in the cloud.
Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez / Fortune:
In an interview, SBF claims he donated about the same amount to both parties this year, but the millions he gave to Republicans were “dark” money donations  —  SARAH SILBIGER—BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES  —  Sam Bankman-Fried's donations to Democrats are well documented.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter stopped enforcing its longstanding COVID-19 “harmful misinformation” policy on November 23; more than 11,000 accounts were suspended under the rules  —  New York (CNN Business)Twitter said it will no longer enforce its longstanding Covid misinformation policy …
Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central:
A security researcher says Anker's Eufy security cameras sent images to the cloud without user consent and could be accessed without authentication  —  Allegedly, Eufy cameras aren't as secure as they claim.  —  What you need to know  — Security researcher Paul Moore has discovered several security flaws in Eufy's cameras.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Kuo estimates iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max shipments in Q4 to be 70M-75M, vs. the 80M-85M consensus, and thinks demand may “disappear” due to a recession  —  The supply and production issues plaguing the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are no secret at this point.
David Yaffe-Bellany / New York Times:
Internal FTX documents detail SBF's desperate attempts to cling to power, convinced he could save FTX; SBF claims “numerous parties” were willing to invest  —  Emails and text messages show how lawyers and executives struggled to persuade the 30-year-old entrepreneur to give up control of his collapsing crypto exchange.
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Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Decentralized crypto exchange Serum, backed heavily by FTX, says it is “defunct” and points users to a community-led fork  —  - Solana-based exchange protocol Serum stated on Twitter it was now “defunct.”  — It pointed that it was now replaced by a community fork called OpenBook.
Ryan Weeks / The Block:
Binance's $1B recovery fund is a lifeline, but questions remain, including on decision making and why funds came from a cold wallet that holds customer funds  —  - The billion-dollar fund could be a crucial lifeline for the industry, as companies tussle with the aftershocks of FTX's collapse.
Lucinda Shen / Axios:
SBF says it was intended for Alameda to roll over at least $20M of its Twitter stake into Musk's privately held Twitter, but doesn't know if that happened  —  Sam Bankman-Fried tells Axios that he always intended to roll over at least a portion of his former firm's $100 million Twitter stake into the new …
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CrowdStrike reports Q3 revenue up 53% YoY to $581M, vs. $574M est., subscription customers up 44% YoY to 21,146; stock drops 17% on weaker-than-expected growth  —  - CrowdStrike shares dropped 18% after the company reported third-quarter results that beat estimates but said new revenue growth was weaker than expected.
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
Amazon's AWS unit expects to add employees in 2023 and will continue building data centers, despite the company's hiring freeze and cuts in other divisions  —  Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud unit plans to add employees next year and keep building new data centers, a sign that a hiring freeze elsewhere …

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