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September 1, 2020, 6:45 AM

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New York Times:
Facebook warns it will block Australian users and news organizations from sharing news stories on Facebook and Instagram if the ACCC's proposal passes  —  The move, a response to pressure to pay publishers when their stories are posted on the social network, could add to internet silos springing up around the world.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is building ~75M 5G iPhones for later this year, along with two new Apple Watch versions, iPad Air with edge-to-edge screen, and smaller HomePod  —  - Headphones, new Watch models, iPad Air, smaller HomePod coming  — Supply chain, consumer interest hold up in pandemic, recession
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Facebook announces a research project into its impact on the 2020 election, with two dozen staffers working alongside 17 independent researchers  —  Facebook is teaming up with academics across the country to determine once and for all whether Facebook is in fact influencing the 2020 election.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher finds a macOS adware campaign using malware notarized by Apple; after being notified, Apple shut it down, but then another notarized variant emerged  —  The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Twitter now shows quote tweet counts directly under tweets, rebranding “Retweets with comments” as “Quote Tweets”  —  Twitter has been testing a new way to let users easily find quote tweets by separating them from regular retweets.  The company confirmed today …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Zoom reports Q2 revenue of $663.5M, up 355% YoY, ~370K customers with 10+ employees, up 458% YoY, and net income of $186M, up from $5.5M YoY; stock jumps 16%+  —  - Zoom raised its fiscal-year guidance, easily exceeding analysts' estimates.  — The company made executive and board appointments in the quarter as usage soared.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Walmart unveils its new membership service Walmart+, launching Sept. 15 for $98 per year, will offer free, unlimited same-day delivery, fuel discounts, and more  —  Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it's calling “Walmart+.”
Reuters:
Survey of 1,349 US adults finds 40% support Trump's threatened ban on TikTok if a US buyer cannot be found, with responses split along party lines  —  WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Forty percent of Americans back President Donald Trump's threat to ban videosharing app TikTok if it is not sold …
CNBC:
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Google quietly updates its AdMob Help Center with iOS 14 information, says it will use Apple's ATT API for triggering the IDFA opt-in notice  —  Like all companies invested in the mobile ecosystem, Google is getting ready for iOS 14.  But the company is playing its cards close to the vest.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Source: Coinbase is exploring the use of blockchain-based tokens as part of its IPO; waiting for regulatory approval may push its IPO announcement to mid-2021  —  Coinbase announced on Monday that prominent venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is joining its board, alongside Gokul Rajaram …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A leading antitrust scholar says Google's ad marketplace should be regulated as it both runs the market and competes as its biggest buyer and seller  —  A leading antitrust scholar says yes.  Congress may be listening.  —  The days of suit-clad men shouting out orders on the bustling floors …

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