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September 11, 2020, 5:30 PM

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Ian Sherr / CNET:
Microsoft says Apple's App Store changes still create a bad experience for gamers, who want a catalog app and not to “be forced to download over 100 apps”  —  The tech giant will allow game streaming services from Microsoft's Xbox team, Sony, Google and Nvidia.
TechCrunch:
Apple revises App Store guidelines, clarifying rules for in-app purchases from certain categories of apps and iOS 14 features including App Clips and widgets  —  Apple today is releasing updated App Store Guidelines with the goal of clarifying how it will approach new technologies …
AppleInsider:
Apple's revised App Store guidelines now say game streaming services are permitted but games offered by them must be available as individual App Store downloads  —  In a series of new App Store rules promulgated to developers on Friday, Apple will allow services like Microsoft Xcloud …
Reuters:
Sources: China would prefer to see TikTok shut down in the US as its believes a forced sale would make China appear weak in the face of pressure from Washington  —  (Reuters) - Beijing opposes a forced sale of TikTok's U.S. operations by its Chinese owner ByteDance, and would prefer …
Bloomberg:
Trump says “there will be no extension of the TikTok deadline”, as sources say ByteDance will likely miss the WH deadline to sell TikTok's US operations  —  - China's regulators plan to review technical details of deal  — Microsoft and Oracle have not been dissuaded by China move
Kate Clark / The Information:
Profile of the note-taking startup Roam Research, which has raised $9M at $200M valuation from Patrick and John Collison, True Ventures, Lux Capital, others  —  The shift to remote work has buoyed the valuations of several startups making productivity tools.
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
Microsoft says hackers working for Russia, China, and Iran have recently escalated their attacks on people and orgs involved in the US presidential election  —  Hackers working for Russia, China and Iran have recently escalated their attacks around the U.S. presidential race as Election Day looms, Microsoft says.
New York Times:
Experts discuss worst-case scenarios for election night, from coordinated social media disinfo campaigns to ransomware targeting voter registration systems  —  We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.  —  Election night, by now …
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri says the company needs to “make our case as strongly as we can” against Apple's planned changes to IDFA tracking in iOS 14  —  - Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said the company will push back on a planned change to Apple's iPhone operating system that would impact …
BuzzFeed News:
Newly uncovered emails from 2016 show Peter Thiel hosted a dinner in the summer of that year with one of the most influential white nationalists in the US  —  The venture capitalist and Facebook board member staked his reputation on a Trump presidency.  Now what does he have to show for it?
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Palmer Luckey's Anduril Industries unveils a military drone that can fly autonomously, form a data-sharing swarm, and track people, missiles, equipment using AI  —  Anduril Industries' Palmer Luckey warns of an “AI arms race” and embraces the defense sector while much of Silicon Valley shuns it.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
A month after the launch of TikTok's $200M fund, some creators are complaining about the low payouts and lack of transparency in how payouts are calculated  —  Users say the platform's new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems.  The company says it's listening.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
The latest update to Google Chrome, now available on the App Store, gives it the ability to be set up as a default browser on iOS 14  —  iOS 14 allows for third-party web browsers and email clients to become the default, so if you really don't like Safari and Apple Mail, you now have other options.
Tom Foremski / ZDNet:
Oyster Financial, a Mexico City-based neobank focused on SMBs and freelancers, raises $14M in seed funding co-led by SV Latam Capital and Monashees  —  I spoke with PayPal alumni Vilash Poovala about raising the largest seed investment in Latin America and the opportunities in fintech.
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