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October 8, 2021, 9:45 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook and its apps were inaccessible for about two hours on Friday afternoon, which the company says was caused by a “configuration” change  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and its family of apps were inaccessible on Friday afternoon, the second time in a week that the social network …
Bloomberg:
Sources: the Biden administration is considering an EO on cryptocurrencies to set up a government-wide approach to the asset class  —  The Biden administration is weighing an executive order on cryptocurrencies as part of an effort to set up a government-wide approach to the white-hot asset class …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple files for an appeal and stay in the Epic Games ruling; if Apple wins the stay, to be decided in November, App Store changes could be delayed for years  —  - Apple is asking for a stay on the injunction that says developers can add in-app links to non-Apple payment websites.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Google says Chrome's Follow button, for sites that support RSS, is now available to all Android users  —  Google hasn't completely given up on RSS.  Earlier this year, it started testing a Follow button in Chrome on Android, which allows users to get updates from websites on the new tab page.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Hackers defaced Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Jeff Bezos  —  Twitch isn't having a good week  —  Hackers have managed to deface Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The Verge:
Washington Post:
Ex-members of Facebook's integrity team speak of demoralization as management ignored their work; at least 10 members now work in a similar division at Twitter  —  Dissidents within the company endured personal and professional setbacks for their criticisms of the powerful social network
Politico:
136 countries including US, China, India, and every EU country agree to set a 15% minimum tax rate for corporate profits; the deal still requires G20 approval  —  The world's biggest companies like Facebook and Johnson & Johnson face an extra collective tax bill of hundreds of billions …
Wall Street Journal:
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Notion raises $275M led by Coatue Management and Sequoia at a $10B valuation; the company was reportedly valued at $2B in April  —  Early this year, Notion experienced a problem unusual to enterprise software startups: it went viral on TikTok.  On January 4, millions of users logged …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max review: improved performance with Wi-Fi 6 and a large app selection, but the banner ads on the homescreen are not subtle  —  The improvements are minor but worth the extra cash  —  The tech industry sure has put a lot of hype behind descriptors like “max” over the last few years.
Bloomberg:
Sources: private equity owners of cloud-based call center provider Genesys, including Permira, are mulling an IPO in H1 2022, seeking a valuation of $20B  —  - Talking with potential advisers about a U.S. listing in 2022  — Company was bought by Permira from Alcatel-Lucent in 2012

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