July 22, 2020, 5:20 AM

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NBC News:
In crackdown, Twitter says it will limit reach of QAnon content and permanently suspend accounts violating policies, banning 7K+ QAnon accounts in last 2 weeks  —  Twitter announced on Tuesday it has begun taking sweeping actions to limit the reach of QAnon content and banned …
The Information:
Sources: a small group of ByteDance's US investors are discussing the possibility of joining forces to buy a majority stake in TikTok  —  A small group of ByteDance's U.S. investors is discussing with the company's top management the possibility of joining forces to buy a majority stake in TikTok …
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
TikTok says it plans to hire 10,000 staff in the US over three years; TikTok's number of full-time US employees has jumped from <500 to ~1,400 this year  —  TikTok tells Axios it plans to add thousands of jobs in the U.S. over the next few years — ripping a familiar page from the “companies under fire” playbook.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US charges two Chinese nationals over a 10+ year hacking spree, alleging theft of terabytes of data, including vaccine secrets, from many orgs in 11 countries  —  U.S. prosecutors have charged two Chinese nationals, said to be working for China's state intelligence bureau …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is creating new teams dedicated to studying and addressing potential algorithmic racial bias on its core platform and Instagram  —  Facebook and Instagram plan to examine how Black and minority users are affected by the company's algorithms as compared with white users
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches video podcasts worldwide, starting with select creators, letting free and paid users seamlessly move between the video and audio versions  —  Spotify today announced the global launch of video podcasts.  The new feature at launch will allow users, including both free users …
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Emily Kramer, a former VP at equity management service Carta who oversaw publication of Silicon Valley gender-pay gap research, sues Carta over unequal pay  —  Emily Kramer helped Carta Inc. build a brand that emphasized fair compensation for women in the startup world.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap reports Q2 revenue of $454M, up 17% YoY, vs $439.1M est., global DAUs of 238M, up 17% YoY, a net loss of $326M, up from $255M, and ARPU of $1.91, flat YoY  —  - Snap's stock price fell more than 8% on Tuesday after the company reported its second-quarter earnings.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
OnePlus says its €399 Nord smartphone will launch in Europe and India with a 90Hz 1080p OLED display, dual selfie cameras, Sub-6GHz 5G, 48-megapixel main camera  —  Plus all the other features you already know about  —  OnePlus has officially announced the Nord, its first serious attempt …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Jabari Young / CNBC:
In resuming activity, MLB relies on several tech giants for help: iPads to examine play, Google Cloud to track stats, Sony audio to power artificial crowd noise  —  - Major League Baseball will look to Big Tech companies like Apple and Google to help with its shortened season that is scheduled to begin Thursday.

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