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September 22, 2020, 2:05 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts new Teams features, including virtual commute, Headspace integration, breakout rooms, and virtual coffee shops for meetings  —  Microsoft today announced a slew of Teams features available now, coming later this year, and even arriving in 2021.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Nick Clegg says Facebook will take aggressive measures to “restrict the circulation of content” if the presidential election descends into chaos or civil unrest  —  Social media platform's head of global affairs Nick Clegg says it could take exceptional measures to restrict content circulation
Wall Street Journal:
Large rival companies say Amazon restricts how competing products, like smart speakers and video doorbells, can be advertised, giving Amazon's devices an edge  —  Some makers of smart speakers, video doorbells and other hardware hit roadblocks buying key ads in search results; gadgets made by e-commerce giant get edge
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
iPhone users are customizing their home screen with new icons, photos, and entire color schemes using iOS 14 widgets, with some designs going viral  —  - iPhone users are using the latest iOS update to customize their home screen with new icons, photos, and even entire color schemes.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: DOJ to brief state AGs on Wednesday about its plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google; a case could be filed as early as next week  —  The Justice Department is expected to brief state attorneys general this week about its imminent plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says its 85-inch Surface Hub 2S, originally unveiled in April 2019, will be available in January 2021 for $21,999.99  —  There's also a new software update for the Surface Hub 2S  —  Microsoft is starting to take preorders for its 85-inch Surface Hub 2S today.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
TikTok says it removed 104.5M videos in H1 2020 for violating community guidelines and proposes coalition of social apps to protect against harmful content  —  As the future of ByteDance's TikTok ownership continues to get hammered out between tech leviathans, investors and government officials …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says the first preview of its Edge browser for Linux will be available in October  —  Microsoft's Edge browser is coming to Linux, starting with the Dev channel.  The first of these previews will go live in October.  —  When Microsoft announced that it would switch its Edge browser …
Katie Roof / Bloomberg:
Paris-based Mirakl, which develops tools for e-commerce platforms, raises $300M led by Permira at a $1.5B valuation  —  - U.S. CEO says company could pursue IPO in the next few years  — Private equity firm Pemira to lead Mirakl's funding round  —  Paris-based Mirakl has raised $300 million …
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Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Authorities from the US, UK, Germany, Europol, and others arrest 179 during Operation DisrupTor, targeting the sale of illicit goods on the dark web  —  ‘Operation Disruptor’ involved agencies from nine countries and the seizure of over $6.5m in cash and cryptocurrencies as criminals warned law enforcement will track them down.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Q&A with NYT's SVP of ad innovation Allison Murphy about the paper's plans to stop using third-party cookies, its contextual ad targeting strategy, and more  —  When The New York Times pivoted to prioritizing its subscriptions a few years ago, eventually growing to 6.5 million paid subscribers …
David McCabe / New York Times:
Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless ByteDance ceded its control, after ByteDance said it would retain an 80% stake  —  President Trump on Monday said that he would not approve a deal for TikTok if its Chinese owner did not fully sell its interest in the product …
Financial Times:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases an overhauled Xbox app for Android in beta that includes the ability to remotely play Xbox games streamed directly from an Xbox One  —  Microsoft opens up Xbox remote play streaming to everyone with new Android app beta  —  Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox app …
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
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