July 18, 2022, 2:45 PM

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Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches a new “payments in chat” feature in the US that lets users buy products with Meta Pay and track orders from small businesses via DMs  —  Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the company is launching a new “payments in chat” feature on Instagram.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Sources: several US chip makers have deliberated over whether to oppose the Chips Act if its final language disproportionately benefits manufacturers like Intel  —  Several U.S. semiconductor firms are deliberating whether to oppose a package of chip industry subsidies if the final language …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Snap launches Snapchat for Web to let users send snaps and make video calls on desktop, and says the average Snapchat caller spends 30+ minutes a day on calls  —  Snap announced today that it's introducing Snapchat for Web to let users send snaps and chat with friends via video calls all from their desktops.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to slow hiring and spending growth next year in some divisions to cope with a potential economic downturn; the move won't affect all teams  —  Apple Inc. plans to slow hiring and spending growth next year in some divisions to cope with a potential economic downturn …
New York Times:
Andy Jassy has quietly put his own imprint on Amazon in his first year as CEO, making more changes than many expected, including a hands-on approach to lobbying  —  Jeff Bezos' successor has set himself apart with a hands-on approach in Washington.  — Give this article- - - Read in app
Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
After Apple notified Thai activists and human rights supporters in November they had been hacked, Citizen Lab confirms 30+ have been hacked by NSO's Pegasus  —  Listen  —  Gift Article  —  More than 30 Thai activists and supporters have been hacked with NSO Group's potent Pegasus spyware …
Nikkei Asia:
Tracxn: ~$8.5B in VC funding was raised by Indian education startups from 2014 to 2021, with about half of that in 2021 alone, as they vie for US marketshare  —  Grab for market share takes on extra urgency as valuation woes and job cuts bite  —  AKITO TANAKA, Nikkei Asia chief business news correspondent …

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