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August 11, 2021, 10:05 AM

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Steve Dent / Engadget:
Instagram introduces anti-hate speech tools to let users limit comments and requests on popular posts, following abuse towards England soccer players  —  Instagram has introduced new features called Limits and Hidden Words designed to reduce hate and abuse on trending posts, the company  —  announced.
New York Times:
A look at the multi-year effort by English soccer organizations to push Facebook to crack down on hate speech against players, intensifying during Euro 2020  —  For more than two years, soccer officials pushed the social network to limit the invective.  As a new season begins, the hate continues.
Tim Copeland / The Block:
Group behind Poly Network, a cross-chain protocol used for DeFi applications, says a hacker has stolen $611M; one researcher blames the attack on a crypto flaw  —  Quick Take  — Cross-chain protocol Poly Network has been hacked for $611 million.  — The team behind the protocol …
Wolfie Zhao / The Block:
Attacker who stole $611M from Poly Network starts returning the money, now $4M+ in USDC, BTCB, SHIBA, and others, after saying they were “ready to surrender”  —  Quick Take  — Poly Network attacker has started returning the funds that were stolen in the largest DeFi hack to date.
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Facebook says it has removed a network of accounts from Russia linked to a UK marketing firm that pushed anti-vaccine content using Planet of the Apes memes  —  Facebook (FB.O) said on Tuesday it had removed a network of accounts from Russia that it linked to a marketing firm which aimed …
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Livestream of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, where new Galaxy Z Fold3, Z Flip3, and Watch4 are expected  —  #SamsungUnpacked is LIVE on August 11, 2021.  Watch how it all unfolds.  Learn more: http://www.samsung.com To view the YouTube streams on a desktop or laptop computer you'll need:
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Court docs: Apple settles its 2019 lawsuit against Corellium over Corellium's “virtualized” iPhone business; Corellium says it still sells virtual iOS devices  —  Apple accused Corellium of violating its copyrights with virtual iPhones used for security research
Frank Konkel / Nextgov:
Source: the NSA awarded a secret cloud computing contract worth up to $10B to AWS; Microsoft has filed a bid protest with the GAO in response  —  Much of the NSA's most prized intelligence data may be moving to the cloud.  —  The National Security Agency has awarded a secret cloud computing contract worth …
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Coinbase reports $2.23B in Q2 revenue, vs $1.78B est., and net profit of $1.6B, up nearly 4,900% YoY, following volatile stretch of cryptocurrency trading  —  - In Q2, Coinbase brought in $2.23 billion of revenue vs. $1.78 billion expected by Refinitiv.  — It also reported a profit per share of $6.42.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Internal iOS 15 code and animations show Apple will let users link AirPods to the Find My network; the headphones will use Bluetooth to show a location  —  Apple has announced multiple new features for AirPods users with iOS 15, which includes Conversation Boost for AirPods Pro and true Find My support for the first time.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Packy McCormick / Not Boring:
NFTs blur the line between social and financial capital and dismissing them is akin to missing the importance of status while analyzing social networks  —  Analyzing NFTs as Social Networks Using the Status-as-a-Service Framework  —  The DEAD followed me across Twitter all weekend.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Facebook open sources Time Card, its PCIe-based timekeeping tool that uses atomic clocks and navigation satellites to keep devices and data centers in sync  —  The social network giant gives away its hardware and software designs that can keep data centers humming efficiently.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
OpenAI debuts a private beta for Codex, an API for turning natural language into code of one of over a dozen coding languages; Codex powers GitHub's Copilot  —  Watch now.  —  OpenAI today released OpenAI Codex, its AI system that translates natural language into code, through an API in private beta.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Zomato reports revenue of $113.4M, up ~3x YoY, and a net loss of $48M for the quarter that ended in June, in its first quarterly earnings report since its IPO  —  Zomato's losses more than tripled in its first quarterly earnings report since its listing last month as the company's expenses grew …
TJ Denzer / Shacknews:
Unity reports Q2 revenue of $273.6M, up 48% YoY, and says it will acquire remote desktop and streaming company Parsec for ~$320M  —  Unity boasted a massive increase in revenue year-over-year and has raised its guidance as a result.  —  As fiscal quarters close and companies report earnings results …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Research shows semiconductor chip lead times slipped to 20.2 weeks in July, up by eight days over June, which was already the longest wait time since 2017  —  The amount of time it's taking for chip-starved companies to get orders filled has stretched to more than 20 weeks …
Katherine Chiglinsky / Bloomberg:
Upgrade, a digital bank focusing on personal loans and credit cards, raises $105M led by Koch Disruptive Technologies at a $3.3B valuation  —  Upgrade Inc., a lending startup that counts former LendingClub Corp. executive Renaud Laplanche as a co-founder, raised $105 million in a funding round …
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Houston-based Cart.com, which provides tools to scale e-commerce businesses, raises $98M Series B, bringing its total raised to $143M  —  Cart.com, a Houston-based company providing end-to-end e-commerce services, brought in its third funding round this year, this time a $98 million Series B round …

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