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July 8, 2021, 7:40 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.
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
CNBC:
Donald Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as Zuckerberg, Dorsey, and Pichai, claiming the companies have violated his First Amendment rights  —  - Former President Donald Trump announced he is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their respective CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai.
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 …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
TikTok tests letting US users apply for jobs with video resumes, posted with a #TikTokResumes hashtag; 30+ brands join the pilot including WWE, Shopify, Target  —  expanding into job recruitment.  As of today, the company has launched a pilot program that allows people in the US to apply for entry …
Isabelle Lee / Insider:
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.
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 …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook-commissioned study by Comscore claims that most US iOS and Android users stick with preinstalled apps; Apple says the study is “seriously flawed”  —  If you use an iPhone or Android phone, chances are the majority of your most-used apps were made by Apple and Google.
Kishan Vyas / XDA Developers:
OnePlus confirms the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro throttle many popular apps to improve battery life, after investigations found uneven throttling across apps/benchmarks  —  While camera and display haven't always remained the strongholds of OnePlus, performance is one area where OnePlus phones have historically been quite good.
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.
Bloomberg:
China's crackdown on its tech giants wiped a combined $823B off their market value since a Feb. peak, with Tencent, Alibaba, and Kuaishou as the biggest losers  —  - Selling in technology sector seen continuing this quarter  — Hang Seng Tech Index has lost 31% from February high

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