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July 30, 2021, 12:15 PM

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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
In a filing, Amazon discloses that EU privacy regulators levied a record $888M fine for violating GDPR data storage rules in a July 16 decision  —  - Luxembourg watchdog wields new powers with highest data fine  — Fine follows probe based on complaint by French privacy group
Amazon.com, Inc.:
Amazon reports Q2 revenue of $113.08B vs. $115.2B est., net sales grew 27% YoY, net income of $7.8B, and AWS net sales of $14.8B, up 37% YoY; stock down 5%+  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE) July 29, 2021—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Tom Wilson / Reuters:
Binance says it will wind down futures and derivatives trading in Europe, amid regulatory pressure; users will have 90 days to close from a date specified later  —  Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Friday it would wind down its futures and derivatives products offerings across Europe …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Snap says it resolved an issue that prevented some Snapchat users from logging in and advises users to manually update the app if the issue persists  —  Snap resolved an issue preventing users from logging in  —  Snapchat experienced a massive issue Thursday evening, with more than 125,000 users reporting problems on Downdetector.
Davey Alba / New York Times:
A look at the development of an Amazon warehouse in Windsor, CT, where the discovery of multiple nooses on site raises questions about Amazon's responsibilities  —  The discovery of multiple nooses has set off heated debates about the responsibility of companies and the ability of workers to speak their mind.
Natalie Wolchover / Quanta Magazine:
Physicists say they used Google's quantum computer to demo a time crystal, which forever cycles between states without consuming energy, for the first time  —  Like a perpetual motion machine, a time crystal forever cycles between states without consuming energy.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
A look at the fallout from the Activision Blizzard suit, as the company confirms it fired WoW lead for misconduct last year and hires “union-busting” law firm  —  Activision Blizzard is in crisis mode.  The World of Warcraft publisher was the subject of a shocking lawsuit filed …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
MoEngage, a customer engagement service that enables personalization across email, SMS, and more, raises $32.5M, bringing its total raised to $72M+  —  All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now.  Watch now.  —  MoEngage, an AI customer engagement platform based in San Francisco …
Jonathan Greig / ZDNet:
Researchers detail a never-before-seen attack against Iran's train system and transport ministry from a new threat actor using a reusable wiper called Meteor  —  SentinelOne analysts were able to recreate the July 9 attack and identify the threat actor behind it.

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