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July 16, 2022, 6:25 PM

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Jef Feeley / Bloomberg:
Filing: Elon Musk's lawyers say Twitter is unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” four-day trial in September and ask for a court date in February 2023 or later  —  Elon Musk's lawyers say Twitter Inc. officials are unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” trial over claims …
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Mat Di Salvo / Decrypt:
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a national ban on using digital assets for payments, but allows investing in digital assets like bitcoin  —  The drastic move comes after mixed signals from Russia's leaders and regulators.  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed …
Moneycontrol:
Report: in emails sent to three creators, Coinbase says it is “temporarily shutting down” its US affiliate program on July 19 and plans to relaunch it in 2023  —  According to a Business Insider article, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will “temporarily shut down” its US affiliate-marketing programme on July 19.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft plans to move to a three-year release cycle for major Windows versions, with new features up to four times a year, starting in 2023  —  The new Windows roadmap.  —  Microsoft is shifting to a new engineering schedule for Windows which will see the company return …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
Ryan Tracy / Wall Street Journal:
TikTok says its global CSO Roland Cloutier will step down in September to take an advisory role, and that the move is not related to security concerns in the US  —  Roland Cloutier to take advisory role; Kim Albarella, head of security risk, tapped as interim CSO
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
New Gab accounts appear to be automatically following the GOP nominee for PA governor Doug Mastriano, after he paid Gab $5K in April for “campaign consulting”  —  The GOP nominee for governor of Pennsylvania paid the far-right platform a $5,000 “consulting” fee.
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
Interview with MetaMask founders who say “we can't stop people from making Ponzis on blockchains” and “putting your money in cryptocurrencies is gambling”  —  Co-founder Aaron Davis says in his first joint interview with Dan Finlay that “it feels too little too late …
Financial Times:
India escalates its crackdown on Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, which control ~60% of its smartphone market, with claims of tax evasion and unlawful remittances  —  Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi hit by claims of tax evasion and unlawful remittances in legal actions that have stoked tensions with China

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