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July 8, 2021, 9:15 AM

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Leah Nylen / Politico:
AGs from 36 states and DC file an antitrust suit against Google, targeting Play Store's practice of making devs use its billing system and charging a commission  —  The lawsuit filed in California federal court is the third by state attorneys general to target the company for alleged antitrust violations.
Wilson White / The Keyword:
Google says antitrust suit by 37 AGs targeting Google Play is “meritless” as it ignores Android's openness to allow competing app stores and sideloading of apps  —  We built Android to create more choices in mobile technology.  Today, anyone, including our competitors …
New York Times:
Book excerpt shows the deteriorating relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, who some Facebook executives feel misjudged key political events  —  The company they built is wildly successful.  But her Washington wisdom didn't hold up, and neither did their close working relationship.
Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
Crypto financial services company Circle says it is going public via a SPAC merger at a $4.5B valuation  —  The deal values Circle at $4.5 billion.  —  Circle is going public in a deal that values the crypto financial services firm at $4.5 billion, the firm said Thursday.
Wall Street Journal:
A Dutch security researcher group says it had notified Kaseya in April about one of the flaws that was exploited in the devastating ransomware attack last week  —  President Biden is meeting officials to discuss recent attacks, including latest affecting hundreds of organizations around the world
Isabelle Lee / Insider:
Bonnie Kristian / The Week:
Trump's lawsuits that claim Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube violated his First Amendment rights are just PR and fundraising tools, and likely legally doomed  —  One member of this class action is not like the others  —  Former President Donald Trump announced himself on Wednesday …
CNBC:
Fu Ting / Associated Press:
WeChat has abruptly deleted dozens of accounts of LGBTQ+ student groups and NGOs across China, citing rules violations without providing further details  —  BANGKOK (AP) — China's most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups …
Nishant Sharma / BloombergQuint:
Zomato prices shares at $0.96-$1.02 for its IPO in India that opens on July 14, is seeking to raise $1.3B at valuation of about $8B  —  Zomato Ltd. is seeking a valuation of up to Rs 60,000 crore as the food ordering and delivery platform looks to raise capital for expansion.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Dutch challenger bank Bunq raises $228M Series A led by Pollen Street Capital at a $1.9B valuation; Series A is the largest ever for a European fintech company  —  Amsterdam-based challenger bank Bunq has been self-funded by its founder and CEO Ali Niknam for several years.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Filing: Xiaomi will raise around $1.2B via a debt issuance; the money could go toward Xiaomi's international push as well as new areas like electric vehicles  —  - Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi will raise around $1.2 billion via debt issuance.  — The money could go toward Xiaomi's international push …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Intellimize, which uses AI to optimize websites to help marketers drive conversions, raises $30M Series B led by Cobalt Capital  —  Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve?  Take our AI survey to find out.  —  Intellimize, a startup aiming to help marketers drive conversions …

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