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July 17, 2022, 8:25 PM

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Jef Feeley / Bloomberg:
Filing: Elon Musk's lawyers say Twitter is unfairly pushing for a “warp speed” September 2022 four-day trial 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:
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel proposes a US broadband standard of 100Mbps down and 20Mbps up; the proposal requires a vote in the currently deadlocked FCC  —  Pai FCC said 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up was enough—Rosenworcel proposes 100/20Mbps.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman …
Will Oremus / Washington Post:
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 …
Sabah Gurmat / Rest of World:
An app for India's largest public employment program is jeopardizing the livelihood of 82M+ due to technical glitches, an English-only UI, and poor connectivity  —  Poor connectivity and an English-only interface make the app unusable for many who rely on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
MakeMyMove: at least 71 US cities and towns now offer cash grants and other perks to attract remote workers, mostly in tech, up from at least 24 in October 2021  —  Incentives are drawing high-paid tech workers, and challenging how we think about local economic development
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
New Gab accounts seem to automatically follow the GOP nominee for Pennsylvania 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.
Wall Street Journal:
Adam Neumann's Flowcarbon and some other startups offering cryptocurrencies backed by carbon-offset credits have slowed product rollouts amid the crypto crash  —  Investors rushed to startups offering cryptocurrencies backed by carbon-offset credits, then the markets tanked

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