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July 17, 2022, 2:45 PM

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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.
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:
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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
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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 …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Seattle-based Phaidra, which develops AI software to automate building controls for power plants and other industrial facilities, has raised a $25M Series A  —  Industrial production is one of the dirtiest corners of the corporate world.  A startup from former Google engineers thinks it can clean it up with artificial intelligence.
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Nathan Grayson / Washington Post:
A look at YouTube's strategy, started in 2019, of signing Twitch streamers with a network of creators that can simulate community and build its own game culture  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  Where once the departure of Twitch stars for YouTube Gaming elicited shock and awe …
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.
Maxwell Strachan / VICE:
An interview with MetaMask co-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 …

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