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July 11, 2022, 8:10 AM

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The Guardian:
A trove of 124k+ internal Uber documents from 2013 to 2017 reveals management discussions and lobbying efforts during the company's aggressive global expansion  —  - More than 124,000 confidential documents leaked to the Guardian  — Files expose attempts to lobby Joe Biden, Olaf Scholz and George Osborne
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter likely was a joke, since he previously pretended he would take Tesla private, but he may not be able to get out of the deal  —  Programming note: Ugh, here we are again, huh?  —  Oh Elon  —  I think it is helpful to start with the big picture.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
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New York Times:
Sources: defense contractor L3Harris scuttled plans to buy NSO Group despite alleged US intel officials' support, after the Biden admin's outrage over the talks  —  The American contractor L3 Harris is said to have cited support from intelligence officials for its effort to acquire NSO …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
A Q&A with Chip Morningstar, a developer behind Lucasfilm's MMORPG forerunner Habitat, on the metaverse, blockchain, lessons learned building the game, and more  —  The metaverse is all the rage today, and its lineage goes way back in gaming.  The universe of connected virtual worlds might …
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
Sources: Myanmar's junta rolls out Chinese surveillance cameras with facial recognition tech in five more cities and plans to add them to every state in Myanmar  —  Myanmar's junta government is installing Chinese-built cameras with facial recognition capabilities in more cities across the country …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
As mobile ad targeting becomes less effective, companies in the West are pushing the “super app” idea to capture ever more of users' time, attention, and money  —  Super apps, immensely popular in Asia but not in the U.S., are the new hot thing for companies scrambling to capture ever more of our time, attention and money
Jane Zhang / Bloomberg:
Qiming Venture Partners, an early Xiaomi backer, raised $3.2B across two funds, bringing its total managed to $9.4B across 18 funds  —  Qiming Venture Partners raised $3.2 billion across two new funds, joining Sequoia China and IDG in securing fresh capital as investors grow more sanguine about the country's startup arena.
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