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July 10, 2022, 7:50 PM

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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
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
SEC filing: Elon Musk notified Twitter he wants to terminate the merger agreement, claiming that Twitter didn't provide the relevant business info he requested  —  Billionaire Elon Musk wants to end his deal to buy Twitter, according to a letter sent by a lawyer on his behalf to the company's chief legal officer Friday.
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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.
Axios:
The Verge:
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 …
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
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
The war in Ukraine has prompted militaries to invest more money in AI; NATO has announced a €1B fund to invest in startups developing “priority” tech such as AI  —  The invasion of Ukraine has prompted militaries to update their arsenals—and Silicon Valley stands to capitalize.
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
A look at the quirky geography game GeoGuessr, in which the world's best players can pinpoint in seconds where a Google Street View image has been taken  —  In a game called GeoGuessr, competitors try to pinpoint where in the world a Google Street View image has been taken.  Some can do it in seconds.

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