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September 22, 2020, 11:55 AM

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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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Some customers who chose Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop bands for Apple Watch 6 or SE had to return the entire Watch for a new size if the band fit poorly  —  With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop.
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
Bloomberg:
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:
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
SEC and OCC issue first detailed guidance on cryptocurrencies backed by fiat currencies, saying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in US  —  The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks …

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