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November 9, 2021, 5:20 PM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter Blue rolls out to the US for $2.99/month with Scroll's ad-free articles across 300+ pubs, an undo button, Nuzzel-like “top articles” roundup, and more  —  And in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as part of Twitter Blue  —  Twitter Blue, the company's subscription service …
New York Times:
By January 19, Meta aims to remove ad targeting options based on user interactions with content about health, race, political affiliation, religion, and more  —  Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, said on Tuesday that it planned to eliminate advertisers' ability …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft announces a $249 11.6" Surface Laptop SE, exclusively for schools and students, running Windows 11 SE, and starting with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage  —  Microsoft's low-end education PC is official!  —  What you need to know  — Microsoft is adding a new laptop to its Surface hardware portfolio.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Windows 11 SE, a Chrome OS rival aimed at schools, shipping exclusively on low-cost laptops built for K-8 classrooms later this year  —  Microsoft's latest effort to beat Chromebooks is a little different  —  Microsoft has created a new edition of Windows 11 designed for students and schools.
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Bipartisan group of House lawmakers debuts a companion to a Senate bill to make tech platforms let users switch to an “input-transparent algorithm” for content  —  A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced a companion to a Senate bill that would let people use algorithm-free versions …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Meta shares bullying and harassment numbers for the first time, claims the category represents ~0.14% of Facebook content and ~0.05% of Instagram content  —  The social media giant published several transparency reports on Tuesday.  —  Facebook published a series of reports on Tuesday …
Pranob Mehrotra / XDA Developers:
Samsung unveils 14nm, 16GB LPDDR5X DRAM chip for mobile devices, claims data transfer speeds of 8.5Gbps, 1.3x faster than LPDDR5 while consuming 20% less power  —  Samsung today announced the world's first LPDDR5 DRAM chip for mobile devices.  The new memory module is fabricated using …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 15.2 beta includes the Communication Safety in Messages feature that Apple announced this summer, as an opt-in feature parents can enable  —  Apple over the summer announced new Child Safety features that are aimed at keeping children safer online.  Apple has confirmed that one of those features …
Bloomberg:
Netflix for iOS is rolling out Kids Clips, a TikTok-like feature that shows new daily short videos from its children's library  —  - Company to test ‘Kids Clips’ on iOS in U.S., other countries  — Feature is similar to ‘Fast Laughs’ comedy offering for adults
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
You.com, an AI-powered open source search engine, launches in beta with $20M in funding led by Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff  —  You.com, which bills itself as the world's first open source search engine, today announced its public beta launch along with $20 million in funding led …
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Nvidia makes Omniverse, a real-time collaborative design tool, generally available, and now allows developers to create hyper-realistic, interactive AI avatars  —  Nvidia Corp. is expanding its hyper-realistic graphics collaboration platform and ecosystem Nvidia Omniverse with a new tool …
Samantha Subin / CNBC:
Coinbase reports Q3 revenue of $1.31B, up from $315M YoY, vs $1.57B est., monthly transacting users fell to 7.4M from 8.8M QoQ; stock down 13%+  —  - Coinbase reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the third quarter.  — The number of monthly transacting users dropped from the prior period.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Unpacking some key aspects of what constitutes a metaverse, such as making and owning virtual property, 3D telepresence in a persistent world, and more  —  Will we all live in the metaverse soon?  Or is the idea just Second Life redux?  —  These days it seems like everybody …
CNN:
US charges a Ukrainian suspect, arrested in Poland last month, and a Russian citizen over REvil attacks, and says it seized $6M in ransom payments  —  (CNN)Law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $6 million in ransom payments, and the US Justice Department is expected to announce Monday …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jackpocket, an app with 2.5M active users buying lottery tickets in 10 US states, raises a $120M Series D to expand into raffles, social casino games, and more  —  Apps that let people do virtually what they would have previously had to carry out in person have seen a boom in the last 20 months …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Clubhouse rolls out Replay on iOS and Android, letting users record live rooms and share them as a podcast or a clip on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok  —  Clubhouse hosts and moderators will have a fresh tool in their kit today.  The company is pushing a new feature live on both its iOS …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix games arrive on Apple's App Store and users will start being able to access them through Netflix's iOS app tomorrow  —  Last week, Netflix launched its debut lineup of mobile games to Android users globally.  Today, the games are expanding to users on iOS.

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