July 24, 2020, 2:20 AM

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Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel says that it has delayed the rollout of its 7nm CPUs by six months, now 12 months behind the company's internal targets  —  Intel announced today in its Q2 2020 earnings release that it has now delayed the rollout of its 7nm CPUs by six months relative to its previously-planned release date.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Intel reports Q2 revenue of $19.7B, up 20% YoY, and Data Center Group revenue of $7.1B, up 43% YoY, but offers disappointing Q3 guidance; stock down 8%+  —  - Intel beat on the top and bottom lines, but earnings guidance for the current quarter was lighter than expected.
Two former Twitter employees say more than 1,000 staff and contractors had access to internal tools to change account settings and ownership as of early 2020  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Brian Fung / CNN:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including through a subscription model  —  Washington (CNN Business)Twitter (TWTR) is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Sources: House's antitrust hearing with big tech CEOs on Monday is likely to be postponed in order to allow lawmakers to attend Rep. John Lewis' funeral  —  Monday's blockbuster congressional hearing with Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai is likely to be postponed …
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Sources: Facebook ceased research into racial bias in Instagram's moderation tools after finding problematic results; Facebook says the methodology was flawed  —  In mid-2019, researchers at Facebook began studying a new set of rules proposed for the automated system that Instagram uses …
BuzzFeed News:
An inside look at internal strife and dissent within Facebook, as employees warn the company is “hurting people at scale” and reckon with what they've built  —  On July 1, Max Wang, a Boston-based software engineer who was leaving Facebook after more than seven years …
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Internal doc: T-Mobile to require all new devices to support VoLTE from August 4, and will stop supporting any non-VoLTE phones on its network from January 2021  —  According to internal T-Mobile documents, the carrier plans to rapidly fast track plans to shut down its 2G and 3G voice networks …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Following a possible ransomware attack, Garmin starts shutting down its website, Garmin Connect, and some production lines in Asia, plans for multi-day recovery  —  Smartwatch and wearable maker Garmin planning multi-day maintenance window to deal with ransomware incident.
Eli Blumenthal / CNET:
AT&T says its low-band 5G network is now available to 205M people, joining T-Mobile as a nationwide 5G network  —  The carrier is also adding 5G access to its cheapest unlimited plan.  —  AT&T's 5G network crossed an important milestone Thursday, with the telecom giant announcing …
Wall Street Journal:
Some startups that took investments from Amazon or had discussions about them say the company used info it received in the process to launch competing products  —  Some companies regret sharing information with tech giant and its Alexa Fund; ‘we may have been naive’
The Information:
Sources: Google's internal Android Lockbox project collects usage data from non-Google apps to inform product strategy; Google says data obtained via public API  —  When YouTube was planning the rollout of its rival to TikTok in India earlier this month, employees turned to a valuable source …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
TikTok says it is launching a new $200M fund to pay creators directly for their content  —  The first major monetization effort from the company  —  As TikTok continues to grow in popularity and its personalities become mainstream celebrities in their own right, the company is trying …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Report: Trump campaign alleges suppression of political speech after AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile blocked its texts over fears they violated anti-spam rules  —  Campaign texts are annoying but legally murky territory  —  President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is reportedly fighting …
Alexandra Garrett / CNET:
Steve Wozniak and 17 others sue Google, claiming YouTube repeatedly ignored requests to take down videos using their names and likeness to promote Bitcoin scams  —  The Apple co-founder says YouTube repeatedly ignored requests to take down a scam video.  —  Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder …
Sources: ByteDance and its investors are mulling options like selling just TikTok's US business or splitting off ByteDance's international arm to save US TikTok  —  - Venture investors urge Zhang to sell a majority stake in app  — Time is running short to avoid a crackdown from U.S. officials
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Selina Finance, a London-based online lender for SMBs that leverages business owners' home equity, raises $53M Series A in equity and debt financing  —  When you need a loan, the cost and speed of getting it can be as critical to get right as the financing itself, a principle that might …
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