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June 9, 2022, 6:40 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Source: Twitter's board plans to comply with Elon Musk's demands for internal data on bots by offering access to its full “firehose”, after a weeks-long impasse  —  The billionaire is in a protracted battle with the company over information about spam and fake accounts
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple will handle Apple Pay Later's lending, a first for the company; in-house subsidiary Apple Financing LLC will oversee credit checks and make loan decisions  —  Apple Inc. will handle the lending itself for a new “buy now, pay later” offering, sidestepping partners as the tech giant pushes deeper …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Source: Meta has halted development of a smartwatch with dual cameras, which was in development for two years, and is instead working on other wrist devices  —  Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. has halted development of a smartwatch with dual cameras and is instead working …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft plans to stop adding noncompete clauses to US employment agreements, drop NDAs from US worker settlements, add salary ranges to US job posts, and more  —  Bending to employee sentiment and legislative mandate, Microsoft announced a series of reforms Wednesday that will curtail …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
GitHub is sunsetting Atom, the text editor for developers it launched in 2011, and will archive all projects under the Atom organization on December 15, 2022  —  GitHub today announced that it will sunset Atom, the text editor for software development that the company introduced in 2011.
Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt:
Ethereum's proof-of-stake Merge upgrade goes live on Ropsten, Ethereum's oldest testnet for blockchain development testing before deployment on the mainnet  —  First rolled out in 2016, Ropsten is Ethereum's oldest testnet that allows for blockchain development testing before deployment on the mainnet.
Prakhar Khanna / Digital Trends:
Apple says Stage Manager is limited to M1 iPads because the feature relies on iPadOS 16's fast memory swap, which lets demanding apps use storage as virtual RAM  —  At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, Apple announced numerous new features for iPadOS 16.
Florence Ion / Gizmodo:
Google releases Android 13 Beta 3 for Pixel phones and says Android 13 has reached platform stability, meaning the developer APIs and how apps perform are final  —  As the beta reaches Platform Stability, Google would like to remind you that Android tablets aren't dead yet.  —  Alerts
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Wall Street Journal:
Documents show how Cerebral used social media ads to grow its ADHD drug business, as federal prosecutors look into possible Controlled Substance Act violations  —  The online mental health company surged to a $4.8 billion valuation after it started dispensing ADHD medication …
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Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
UK startup Papercup, which uses AI for video dubbing, raises a $20M Series A led by Octopus Ventures to invest in adding “more human-like voices” to AI dubbing  —  The capital injection will allow the British firm to invest in bringing “more human-like voices” and “human emotion” to artificial intelligence dubbing.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple's iOS 16 introduces the ability to transfer an eSIM from another iPhone via Bluetooth while setting up cellular service  —  iOS 16 introduces a useful new feature that allows an eSIM to be transferred between iPhones via Bluetooth while setting up cellular service.
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
Meta faces eight lawsuits this week that claim its algorithms lead to attempted suicide, eating disorders, sleeplessness, and other issues in young people  —  Meta Platforms Inc. is now a leader in another social media trend — lawsuits claiming the company built algorithms in its platforms …

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