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July 5, 2022, 12:35 PM

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU lawmakers pass the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, seeking to regulate US tech giants, but limited resources could hamstring enforcement  —  EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to landmark rules to rein in the power of tech giants such as Alphabet (GOOGL.O) …
Juro Osawa / The Information:
Sources: Sequoia Capital China is about to raise $9B for four new funds, above its $8B+ target, the largest amount raised by a single China tech-focused VC firm  —  Sequoia Capital's Chinese affiliate is about to close $9 billion in fresh capital for four new funds, higher than its original target …
Cristina Criddle / Financial Times:
Sources: TikTok abandons plans to expand its TikTok Shop live e-commerce program to Europe and the US, after internal problems and a lack of traction in the UK  —  Chinese-owned social media platform's foray into livestream shopping in the UK has struggled to gain traction
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:
Source: Twitter is seeking to overturn some Indian government content takedown orders through a judicial review, alleging abuse of power by officials  —  Twitter is seeking to overturn some Indian government orders to take down content, a source familiar with the matter said …
Taylor Nicole Rogers / Financial Times:
Survey: 25% of Black American investors owned crypto at the start of 2022, compared to 15% of white investors, leaving them vulnerable during the downturn  —  Higher exposure to digital assets leaves owners vulnerable to downturn  —  The widespread losses caused by the cryptocurrency crash are even broader among black investors.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix, Amazon, Warner Bros., and others are cutting costs and scrapping TV shows at record rates; 559 scripted shows were released in 2021, up by 200+ on 2013  —  The sudden decline in Netflix's share price and the growing fear of a recession have forced Hollywood into a new period of fiscal austerity.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Google updates Chrome for Windows to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability exploited by attackers in the wild, its fourth Chrome zero-day patch in 2022  —  Google has released Chrome 103..5060.114 for Windows users to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability exploited by attackers …
Sarah Zheng / Bloomberg:
The Economic Times:
Research: Indian startups received $6.9B in VC funding in Q2 2022, down from $11B in Q1; VC investments in H1 were $17.9B, up 36% YoY  —  Bengaluru: Venture capital funding into Indian startups dipped 37% in the second quarter of this year to $6.9 billion, data sourced from research firm Venture Intelligence showed.
Paul MacInnes / The Guardian:
FIFA will introduce semi-automated offside technology at the 2022 World Cup, using 12 cameras and a custom soccer ball to track players and make offside calls  —  - Sensor in ball will send out location data 500 times per second  — Fifa claim average decision time will fall from 70sec to 25sec

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