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July 19, 2022, 9:50 AM

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix tests charging users in five Latin American countries an extra fee if they use their account for more than two weeks outside of their primary residence  —  Netflix Inc. will ask customers in five Latin America countries to pay a fee if they want to use their account in an additional home …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Through some “cryptic” puzzles posted on Twitter, Samsung appears to confirm the date of its next Unpacked event as August 10, 2022  —  Sure looks like the leaks were accurate  —  In a trio of images posted to its official Twitter account, Samsung Mobile appears to have confirmed …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon starts rolling out a Prime Video redesign for Android and connected TV devices, with a Netflix-like look, a top 10 list, a vertical navigation, and more  —  New navigation, a top 10 list, and a very familiar look and feel  —  Compared to Netflix, Disney Plus, and other major streaming services …
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
A proposed class-action complaint by Affinity Credit Union filed in California accuses Apple of illegally profiting from payment card issuers through Apple Pay  —  Apple Inc. was hit with an antitrust lawsuit over Apple Pay, accused of using its market power in the mobile device industry …
Foreign Policy:
The US should grant more green cards to retain tech leaders; Turkish MIT and Caltech grad Erdal Arikan, whose work led to Huawei's 5G lead, had to leave the US  —  What is the single most significant step the United States can take to sustain the technological predominance it has enjoyed since World War II?
Kimberly Chin / Axios:
Flip, which lets shoppers monetize their purchases by posting video reviews, has raised a $60M Series B at a ~$500M valuation, bringing its total raised to $95M  —  Social commerce platform Flip wants to put a face—and a voice—to online beauty product reviews, in a bid to help shoppers make more informed purchases.
Sofia Wyciślik-Wilson / BetaNews:
Microsoft reverses its decision to ban the sale of open source software in the Microsoft Store, due to mounting criticism  —  Having previously upset software developers by implementing a ban on the sale of open source software in its app store, Microsoft has reversed its decision.

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