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August 28, 2021, 2:20 PM

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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.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft won't block users from getting Windows 11 on most old PCs if they install using ISO files, but they won't get Windows Updates, including security ones  —  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.
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” …
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.
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.

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