January 31, 2022, 8:15 AM

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Daniel Ek / Spotify:
Spotify publishes its long-standing Platform Rules and says it is working to add a content advisory to podcast episodes that discuss COVID-19  —  A decade ago, we created Spotify to enable the work of creators around the world to be heard and enjoyed by listeners around the world.
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
In an Instagram video, Joe Rogan defends his decision to book contentious guests, apologizes to Spotify for the backlash, and details how the podcast may change  —  'I'm very sorry that this is happening to them.'  —  Joe Rogan has issued a response to the ongoing controversy …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the fight between six rapid grocery delivery startups in NYC, which raised $5.5B+ since 2020; sources: some are averaging a loss of $20+ per order  —  Jokr, Getir and Buyk are piling on freebies to build up a customer base in New York City  —  Since Hayoung Park moved to Manhattan last year …
Wall Street Journal:
Gartner: global chip sales rose 25% YoY in 2021 to a record $583.5B and are projected to grow by 9% in 2022; capital expenditures grew to at least $146B in 2021  —  After posting record sales in 2021, semiconductor makers prepare for historic expansion to boost capacity
Samantha Hissong / Rolling Stone:
Profile of artist Seneca, who says she is the lead designer behind the original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection and has seen relatively little compensation  —  The Bored Ape Yacht Club lit up the internet — but its lead designer, Seneca, has been watching from the shadows
A profile of Celsius Network, which has been valued at ~$3B and promises up to an 18% annual interest on cryptocurrency deposits, as it attracts SEC scrutiny  —  Every Friday, Alex Mashinsky sits in front of a video camera and livestreams for more than an hour with a sales pitch for his crypto company, Celsius Network LLC.
More: BloombergTweets: @crypto, @bw, @bitfinexed, @cduhaime, and @cduhaime
Stephanie Clifford / Elle:
Profile of Ann Lai, who settled a harassment lawsuit against Justin Caldbeck's Binary Capital in 2020, as she talks about her ordeal publicly for the first time  —  She quit her high-profile job and sounded an alarm about bad behavior in tech—and she was nearly forced from the industry.
Arijit Sarkar / Cointelegraph:
China tests using blockchain across 15 cities and 164 organizations in manufacturing, energy, government data sharing, law enforcement, taxation, and more  —  Some of the key areas of blockchain development include manufacturing, energy, government data sharing and services, law enforcement …

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