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August 28, 2021, 8:45 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it won't block users from getting Windows 11 on most older PCs if they install directly using ISO files, and not via Windows Update  —  Windows 11 will run on older CPUs  —  Microsoft is announcing today that it won't block people from installing Windows 11 on most older PCs.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Amazon partners with Affirm to roll out monthly installments for purchases over $50 to some US customers; Affirm stock is up ~30% after hours  —  - Affirm's buy now, pay later checkout option will be available to certain Amazon customers in the U.S. starting Friday with a broader rollout in the coming months.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
The City of Chicago sues DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices  —  - The City of Chicago filed two sweeping lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly deceiving customers and using unfair business practices.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
About 15 of top 20 posts in Facebook's Q2 content report were effectively plagiarized, showing the best path to virality on Facebook is to copy someone's idea  —  Being original on Facebook doesn't pay, according to its own data  —  The conventional wisdom around the “widely viewed content report” …
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Interview with a16z General Partner Martin Casado as the company rolls out a new $400M fund focused on seed investments  —  Andreessen Horowitz has begun to announce new funds almost as routinely as some startups have begun announcing follow-on rounds.  After announcing a third biotech fund …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Reddit, TikTok, and other tech companies  —  - The House select committee investigating the deadly invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 said Friday that it is demanding a trove of records from 15 social media companies.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Microsoft warns thousands of cloud customers that a now-fixed Azure Cosmos vulnerability might have exposed databases, but it saw no evidence it was exploited  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) on Thursday warned thousands of its cloud computing customers, including some of the world's largest companies …
Rest of World:
BlueCity, owner of China's biggest gay dating app Blued, is navigating a precarious environment for LGBTQI orgs by positioning itself as a sexual health service  —  Focusing on HIV prevention and sexual health care has helped BlueCity navigate a precarious environment for LGBTQI organizations.
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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces free repairs for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro devices manufactured between October 2020 and April 2021 affected by “no sound issues”  —  Apple today has launched a new service program for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users who are facing issues with their device's speakers.
Apple:
Apple agrees to settle a class-action lawsuit and will let developers directly contact customers, inform them about purchase options outside iOS, and more  —  CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced a number of changes coming to the App Store that, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers.
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