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September 21, 2020, 10:40 AM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft says it will acquire ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B in cash; Bethesda develops Fallout, DOOM, Quake, and others  —  Iconic games portfolio, publishing expertise, and world-class talent accelerates growth in Microsoft's Gaming business
Financial Times:
ByteDance asserts it will maintain majority ownership and control over TikTok Global and will not transfer source code or technology to Oracle and Walmart  —  Chinese company contradicts assertions of Donald Trump, Oracle and Walmart  —  ByteDance said on Monday that it would maintain majority ownership …
Bloomberg:
Trump says he has approved Oracle's bid for the US operations of TikTok “in concept”  —  - TikTok app store ban put on hold for a week after Trump nod  — New TikTok Global to donate $5 billion to education foundation  —  Donald Trump gave his blessing to Oracle Corp.'s bid …
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Bloomberg:
Trump says he wants the $5B pledged from the companies making the new US-based TikTok venture put toward teaching US children “the real history of our country”  —  President Donald Trump said Saturday he wants $5 billion from companies creating a new U.S.-based TikTok venture …
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Rachel Kraus / Mashable:
Twitter says it will investigate after users find its preview of a photo, with a Black person and a white person, more frequently displayed the white person  —  The first look a Twitter user gets at a tweet might be an unintentionally racially biased one.  —  Twitter said Sunday …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken says it's launching a bank under a new regulatory framework in Wyoming, reducing its reliance on third-party providers  —  Uniswap has officially gone live with its governance token, dubbed UNI.  —  One billion tokens have been minted, according to a blog post …
OneZero :
Interviews with 36+ experts, insiders, and researchers: Facebook, Google, Lime, Zoom, and others fail to assess the risks of new products, focusing on profits  —  Viral hate, election interference, and hacked accounts: inside the tech industry's decades-long failure to reckon with risk
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Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How “Huang's Law”, gains in AI chip performance even faster than Moore's Law, moves data processing from the cloud to the edge and may explain Nvidia's Arm deal  —  The rule that the same dollar buys twice the computing power every 18 months is no longer true, but a new law …

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