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September 28, 2021, 1:15 PM

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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Facebook should release the documents behind WSJ's Facebook Files before others release them, which will let Facebook provide context that it says is missing  —  The company's least-bad option might also do a lot of good … The fallout from the Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files series continues.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Nick Clegg says Facebook will publish two internal slide decks central to WSJ's story on Instagram's impact on teens “in the next few days”  —  Facebook will publish two internal slide decks detailing its research into how Instagram affects teens' mental health sometime “in the next few days.”
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
In an interview, Satya Nadella described Microsoft's failed TikTok deal as the “strangest thing” he has ever worked on and says TikTok came to Microsoft  —  Remember when wild policy swings like this happened all the time?  —  It's difficult to remember now …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
1Password partners with email host Fastmail to introduce Masked Email, which creates unique emails for logins  —  Sign in with Apple has allowed iPhone and Mac users to protect their privacy by allowing them to generate random email addresses when they need to access a new website, service or app.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Six creators from Clubhouse's 25-person creator program say it did not deliver sponsorships for their shows, leading them to look elsewhere  —  Dozens of Clubhouse creators had been anticipating their first sponsorship meeting for months.  As the inaugural class of Clubhouse's “Creator First” …
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Facebook asks Oversight Board for guidance on what content should get a second review via its cross-check program, which reportedly shields VIPs from its rules  —  Facebook is calling on its Oversight Board to issue policy recommendations about its cross-check system, a controversial program …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Facebook defines its metaverse and plans to invest $50M over two years in programs and external research to “responsibly” build the “next computing platform”  —  It defines the metaverse and calls it the ‘next computing platform’  —  Facebook has announced …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils $250 Ring Alarm Pro with a built-in Eero network, package delivery alerts, and an optional Virtual Security Guard subscription  —  Ring is just one part of Amazon's annual devices and services event this year, but they're bringing a lot of updates, including a new Pro Alarm suite …
Jennifer Hiller / Wall Street Journal:
Some bitcoin miners, including TeraWulf and Compass Mining, are partnering with nuclear power plant owners amid criticism from environmentalists  —  Some cryptocurrency miners are striking deals with operators of struggling nuclear plants, which are carbon-free and have excess power capacity to spare
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches a $19.99/month elder care subscription service, Alexa Together, with an emergency helpline feature, care alerts, tools for caregivers, and more  —  Amazon today announced a new subscription service called “Alexa Together,” designed for families with aging family members …
More: The Verge
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
French startup Swan, which offers banking-as-a-service tools to companies, raises €16M Series A led by Accel  —  French startup Swan has raised an $18.7 million Series A funding round (€16 million) led by Accel.  The company provides a banking-as-a-service platform for other products and services.
More: FinSMEs, Tech.eu, and Finextra
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Coinbase says it will let US users directly deposit any percentage of their paychecks into their Coinbase account, in USD or cryptocurrencies  —  - Coinbase will let U.S. users deposit any percentage of their paychecks directly into their accounts in the coming weeks.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Vancouver-based Conexiom, which offers workflow automation tools for manufacturers and distributors, raises $130M led by Warburg Pincus  —  The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility.  Register now!

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