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July 14, 2022, 12:25 AM

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The Verge:
Netflix names Microsoft as its “global advertising technology and sales partner” for its upcoming ad-supported streaming tier, rumored to arrive later in 2022  —  Microsoft will become Netflix's ‘global advertising technology and sales partner’  —  Netflix is partnering …
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Bloomberg:
Celsius has repaid $900M+ in debt to DeFi platforms while its customer withdrawal freeze enters a full month, raising a legal debate on who should be paid first  —  As Celsius Network Ltd.'s customer withdrawal freeze enters a full month, the beleaguered crypto lender has paid back a string …
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Tesla Director of AI Andrej Karpathy announces he is leaving the company after about five years; Karpathy led the computer vision team for Tesla Autopilot  —  - Tesla's AI leader Andrej Karpathy announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the company.  — Karpathy worked for Elon Musk's …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amazon gave police Ring camera footage 11 times in 2022 without a warrant or permission from Ring owners, saying it sometimes makes a “good-faith determination”  —  Ring, Amazon's perennially controversial and police-friendly surveillance subsidiary, has long defended …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Cloud announces a preview of Tau T2A, its first ARM-based virtual machines powered by Ampere Altra, with up to 48 vCPUs, each with up to 4GB of memory  —  It's been a long time coming, but Google Cloud today announced its first Arm-based VMs, following AWS, with its Graviton instances …
Bloomberg:
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, whose founders Su Zhu and Kyle Davies bet everything on prices only going up  —  Days before Bitcoin fell decisively below $40,000, and two months before his hedge fund went bankrupt, Su Zhu sat down for an interview …
Prarthana Prakash / Bloomberg:
Over 500 women across the US sue Uber for sexual assault by some drivers, alleging the company knew about sexual misconduct on rides, including rape, since 2014  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is being sued by more than 500 women across the US who claim to have been assaulted by drivers on the platform.
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
The UK's Online Safety Bill is expected to be dropped from the parliamentary schedule next week, halting its progress until the fall, amid Johnson's resignation  —  LONDON — Progress on Britain's proposed new content regulation law is expected to be delayed until the fall …
Shweta Sharma / CSO:
Barracuda survey: 94% of 800 senior IT and security officers of industrial IoT or OT systems faced some form of attack on their systems in the past 12 months  —  A report commissioned by cloud security company Barracuda found that 94% of respondents have experienced some form of attack …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Qustodio analysis of 400K families: by the end of 2021, young users spent an average of 91 minutes on TikTok per day, surpassing the 56 minutes spent on YouTube  —  Kids and teens are now spending more time watching videos on TikTok than on YouTube.  —  In fact, that's been the case since June 2020 …
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Amanda Morris / New York Times:
Blind users say websites using automated accessibility tools, which are popular due to advances in AI and new legal pressures on companies, make access harder  —  Companies say their A.I.-powered tools are the best way to fix accessibility problems online, but many blind people find they make websites harder to use.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Unity plans to merge with app monetization service ironSource, valued at $4.4B in the all-stock deal; Silver Lake and Sequoia will invest $1B after the merger  —  Update: the companies have confirmed the news here.  IronSource is being valued at $4.4 billion in the all-stock deal.

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