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September 26, 2021, 7:10 AM

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Survey of ~5,000 gig workers across 15 countries: over 60% say they are financially satisfied but most want out of the job within a year  —  A survey of nearly 5,000 gig workers in 15 countries compares the experience of platform work worldwide.  —  Platforms were supposed to set workers free.
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Facebook's history of comparing itself to older, widely accepted tools like chairs and cars shows how its leaders deploy analogies to downplay criticism  —  The social media giant keeps comparing itself to other, less controversial technologies.  Historians aren't buying it.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
How Toast, founded in Boston with a $500K investment from Endeca's Steve Papa after VCs shunned it, became a $30B business, in part by avoiding the Bay Area  —  - Toast's first backer, Steve Papa, invested in the company because no venture capital firm would write the initial check.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are prohibited and overseas crypto exchanges providing services in mainland China are illegal  —  - The People's Bank of China said services offering trading, order matching, token issuance and derivatives for virtual currencies are strictly prohibited.
Rafi Letzter / The Verge:
A viral TikTok video from July caused many young women to use Prolific, a survey website for scientists, skewing the demographic data for thousands of studies  —  Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager.
Brian Contreras / Los Angeles Times:
How TikTok's auto-generation tools helped popularize subtitles in the app, as creators compete for the estimated 75% of users who leave their phones on mute  —  TikTok creator Alyssa McKay has perfected a persona people love to hate: a Regina George-esque rich girl whose bouncy raps are packed …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it is working to fix an issue that is preventing iPhone 13 Pro from running animations in third-party apps at 120Hz and limiting them to 60Hz  —  One of the biggest new features exclusive to the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max this year is the inclusion of high-refresh rate displays, or what Apple calls “ProMotion.”

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