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August 19, 2021, 2:35 PM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
FTC files a new antitrust complaint against Facebook, after a judge dismissed the first complaint in June; Facebook has until October 4 to respond  —  - The Federal Trade Commission filed a new antitrust complaint against Facebook on Thursday.  — A federal judge dismissed …
The Verge:
FTC's new suit says Facebook has a monopoly in “US personal social networking services”, distinguishing it from TikTok, and Lina Khan will not recuse herself  —  FTC chair Lina Khan will not recuse herself from the case  —  The Federal Trade Commission has filed …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook announces Horizon Workrooms, a virtual meeting space with avatars, spatial audio, a whiteboard, and more, in beta on Oculus Quest 2  —  It wasn't long into a recent press briefing I attended in virtual reality when Mark Zuckerberg showed up to talk about the metaverse.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
OnlyFans says it will prohibit users from posting any sexually explicit conduct starting in October, but will allow them to post nude photos and videos  —  OnlyFans is getting out of the pornography business.  —  The company will prohibit users from posting any sexually explicit conduct, starting in October.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: OnlyFans is struggling to find investors, possibly due to hosting adult content; Pitch Deck shows it predicts $5.9B GMV in 2021 and $1.2B net revenue  —  OnlyFans, the online creator platform known for its adult content, is struggling to find outside investors, according to multiple sources.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon plans to open several large physical stores across the US, starting in Ohio and California, to extend its reach in clothing and other areas  —  Online shopping pioneer wants a larger retail presence to sell clothing and household items and facilitate exchanges
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
An overview of the most interesting internal emails from the Apple v. Epic trial, including discussions about an “iPhone nano” and lowering App Store fees  —  In May, the world watched as Epic Games dragged Apple to court, challenging the most profitable company in the world …
Ethan Zuckerman:
Facebook's new report reinforces its narrative that most content on the News Feed is not news, but doesn't provide enough data to make meaningful conclusions  —  What content is popular on Facebook?  —  This is a surprisingly difficult - and very important - question to answer.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel details its Alder Lake lineup, coming this fall, which uses a 10nm process and offers hybrid performance and efficiency x86 cores  —  Coming this fall  —  Intel has spent much of 2021 announcing plans for its future: a new IDM 2.0 strategy, new naming schemes for its process nodes, and new desktop GPUs.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Netflix says it is now rolling out support for Spatial Audio on iPhones and iPads  —  Netflix has confirmed that it is now rolling out Spatial Audio support to its iPhone and iPad applications.  This enables an immersive experience using directional audio filters, and it has been a long time coming to Netflix users.

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