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November 11, 2021, 3:15 PM

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Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Discord CEO Jason Citron says the service has no plans to add crypto and NFT tools, after backlash to an internal concept he shared on Twitter  —  Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron sought to reassure users Wednesday that the company doesn't have impending plans to shift its business toward NFTs.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sources: Sony cuts PS5 production targets from 16M to 15M by March 2022 due to component and logistics constraints, as first-year PS5 sales fall behind PS4  —  - Full-year PS5 sales goal at risk from production snags  — Sony CFO warned Covid-19 still affecting output and supply
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
YouTube starts hiding public dislike counts on videos to keep smaller creators from being targeted by dislike attacks, following a test in March  —  Creators will still be able to see how many people disliked their videos  —  YouTube has announced that it'll be hiding public dislike counts on videos across its site, starting today.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney misses Q4 estimates after slower streaming services growth: Disney+ added 2M subscribers to 118M, Hulu added 700K to 39.7M, and ESPN+ added 2.3M to 17.1M  —  The streaming service now has 118 million subscribers, up only 2 million from last quarter.  —  Disney posted muted earnings …
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:
US joins a global cybersecurity partnership launched in 2018 with 80 countries and companies like Google and Microsoft, after declining to sign up under Trump  —  The U.S. is now part of an international agreement on cybersecurity that the Trump administration declined to sign up for …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Google researchers found a watering hole attack in August exploiting a macOS zero-day and targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy sites; Apple patched on September 23  —  “The nature of the activity and targeting is consistent with a government backed actor,” the Google researchers say.
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Something Awful administrator says founder Richard “Lowtax” Kyanka has died at 45; founded in 1999, SA's influence over the contemporary web has been huge  —  Kyanka created the influential Something Awful website in 1999  —  Longtime Something Awful forum administrator Fragmaster posted …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Amazon will let Prime users on iOS share video clips up to 30 seconds long for some of its content  —  You can now help Amazon with its marketing if you have iOS  —  Amazon has announced that it'll let you easily share video clips showing up to 30 seconds of some of its Prime Video content, right from the iOS app.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Binance, which sources say could be worth $300B if it goes public, as its unfettered, unregulated growth comes to an end amid global scrutiny  —  The trading platform surged by operating from nowhere in particular—without offices, licenses or headquarters.  Now governments are insisting on taking some control.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Elon Musk's preplanned moves for Tesla stock, after it fell 12%+ following his weekend Twitter poll where users voted he should sell 10% of his shares  —  Three-days of share disposals come as the billionaire chief executive exercises a large number of stock options
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram is testing Take a Break, an opt-in feature that reminds users to take a break after 10, 20, or 30 minutes  —  Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today the comapny has begun testing a new feature this week called “Take a Break” which will allow users to remind themselves …
Leslie Kaufman / Bloomberg:
How Google Earth Engine is helping nonprofits and researchers manage deforestation, floods, and droughts with its satellite imagery and data analysis tools  —  The company's little-known Earth Engine is helping nonprofits and researchers manage deforestation, floods, and droughts.
Bradley Chambers / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils Business Essentials for SMBs, with device management, iCloud storage, and more, starting at $2.99/month per user and launching in spring 2022  —  Apple is introducing a new business offering called Apple Business Essentials that combines device management …

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