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July 26, 2021, 8:20 AM

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Bloomberg:
China issues regulations for food delivery platforms, mandating minimum wage, respect for worker rights, and more, leading to Meituan shares dropping by 14%+  —  - It extended losses after Beijing issued food platform curbs  — Meituan is grappling with a broader antitrust investigation
Bloomberg:
In a blow to the edtech sector, China orders tutoring companies teaching the school curriculum to go non-profit, bans them from IPOs and raising foreign capital  —  - After-school tutors can't raise capital or float shares  — Sweeping curbs will up-end a once-thriving, big-money sector
Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Analysts and US officials say the disinformation-for-hire industry is booming, as influencers get approached by back-alley firms to spread falsehoods  —  Back-alley firms meddle in elections and promote falsehoods on behalf of clients who can claim deniability, escalating our era of unreality.
New York Times:
FTX and Binance will curb highly leveraged cryptocurrency trading, a practice that can vastly multiply losses; FTX offered 101x leverage, now down to 20x  —  The moves would reduce the size of the bets that investors can make by drastically cutting the maximum leverage offered.
New York Times:
Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
As part of its expanded outreach to US churches, Facebook is offering subscription tools for exclusive content and donation tools during live streams  —  The company is intensifying formal partnerships with faith groups across the United States and shaping the future of religious experience.
Priya Anand / Bloomberg:
Parking apps in the US have seen a new wave of customers amid a surge in car ownership spurred by people avoiding mass transit and ride sharing due to COVID-19  —  During the depths of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, cars sat idly in driveways, city streets were deserted, onetime commuters worked from bed …
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Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Mark Gurman: Face ID on the Mac is likely coming within a couple of years, and all iPhones and iPads will transition to Face ID within that timeframe, too  —  Apple plans to bring Face ID to the Mac within the next “couple of years,” respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman said today in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter.

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