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September 12, 2020, 2:05 AM

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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 it 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:
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.
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
How Sundar Pichai is leading Google at a time when many of the company's strengths become the focus of intense public criticism and antitrust scrutiny  —  The low-key chief is contending with possible antitrust lawsuits, a revenue drop and pressure to take the company in new directions
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.
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
Q&A: FCC's Rosenworcel on why current Section 230 review at FCC is corrupt, FTC's role under its Section 5, and Pai's excuses for not closing the “homework gap”  —  She can't talk about taking the position.  But right now, she's very focused on Trump's Section 230 executive order …

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