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June 23, 2022, 7:15 AM

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Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon is working on letting Alexa mimic any voice after hearing less than a minute of audio, as a way to “make the memories last” of deceased family members  —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company's voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother — or anyone else.
Sander Lutz / Decrypt:
Coinbase says it plans to shut down its standalone, trader-focused Pro service by the end of 2022 and replace it with Advanced Trade in the main app and site  —  The standalone service will be replaced by Advanced Trade, a feature within the main Coinbase app.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Brave says its search engine had 411.7M queries in May, up ~5,000% since its June 2021 launch, and launches Goggles, which lets users customize searches  —  Brave Search, the browser developer's privacy-centric Internet search engine, is celebrating its first anniversary after surpassing 2.5 billion queries …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Meta rebrands Facebook Pay as Meta Pay; Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is working on an interoperable “wallet for the metaverse” that will have “proof of ownership”  —  Also, the Meta Pay rebrand is here  —  Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday that Facebook Pay …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Comcast and Google have emerged as the top contenders to help Netflix develop an ad-supported tier, and Netflix has discussed ad partnerships with Roku  —  Deals with the streaming company could include exclusive agreements and revenue-sharing  —  Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal …
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Valve's Steam Deck makes a brilliant case against walled gardens by running Arch Linux and allowing software from anywhere, unlike every major game console  —  The Steam Deck is a portable gaming system that breaks the biggest rule of gaming systems.  —  Unlike practically every major game …

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