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September 20, 2021, 10:30 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku announces $50 Streaming Stick 4K and $70 Streaming Stick 4K+, which adds a Voice Remote Pro, and Roku OS 10.5 with improved voice support  —  Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A possible retail listing of Surface Pro 8 with a 13" 120Hz display, narrow bezels, and two Thunderbolt ports leaks ahead of Microsoft's event on September 22  —  Microsoft is holding a Surface hardware event on Wednesday  —  Microsoft is preparing to launch a new Surface Pro 8 model next week …
Rebecca Elliott / Wall Street Journal:
NTSB head says Tesla shouldn't roll out its Full Self-Driving update with the city-driving tool before addressing safety deficiencies  —  Tesla plans to expand access to Full Self-Driving system and defends its tech; safety official says more work is needed
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
ByteDance says Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, will limit users who are under 14-years-old to 40 minutes per day, between 6am and 10pm, in China  —  Douyin's youth mode will limit kids under 14 to 40 minutes a day  —  The Chinese version of the popular short video app TikTok …
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
As bitcoin falls to ~$43K, El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele says the country has “bought the dip” and acquired 150 more BTC, taking its total holding to 700  —  El Salvador has purchased 150 more bitcoins (worth $6.8 million at current prices), President Nayib Bukele said on Twitter Monday …
Reuters:
Sources: as regulatory scrutiny increases, Didi Global President Jean Liu says she intends to step down and expects China to eventually take control of Didi  —  Didi Global Inc (DIDI.N) co-founder and President Jean Liu has told some close associates that she intends to step down …

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