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September 26, 2021, 9:15 PM

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Pratiti Raychoudhury / About Facebook:
Facebook disputes the WSJ's framing of Instagram's harm to teen girls, saying internal research found using Instagram largely made difficult situations easier  —  - Contrary to The Wall Street Journal's characterization, Instagram's research shows that on 11 of 12 well-being issues …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Source: Google Cloud Platform to slash its revenue share from 20% to 3% for third-party software on its cloud marketplace, matching Microsoft's cut  —  - Google is matching Microsoft's revenue share terms for purchases of third-party software through cloud marketplaces.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says it will fix a bug preventing some iPhone 13 users from using the Unlock with Apple Watch feature, in an upcoming software update  —  Apple today said an issue preventing some iPhone 13 users from using the Unlock with Apple Watch feature will be fixed in an upcoming software update.
Washington Post:
Extremism researchers say the Epik hack is the “mother of all data lodes”, and will let them map the ecosystem of extremist websites and organizations  —  The colossal hack of Epik, an Internet-services company popular with the far right, has been called the “mother of all data lodes” for extremism researchers.
Rest of World:
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.
Cory Doctorow / Communications of the ACM:
To limit the power of Big Tech, regulators should look to mandate interoperability, which will empower users and could spark more competition  —  Tech's market concentration—summed up brilliantly by Tom Eastman, a New Zealand software developer, as the transformation of the Internet into …
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.
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.
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
GoodRx debuts GoodRx Health site for providing answers to the most googled health questions, as it looks to become more than a price comparison tool for pills  —  Cheap prescription-drugs platform GoodRx is getting into the content business.  The company is debuting GoodRx Health …
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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