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July 20, 2022, 4:35 PM

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Minecraft:
Mojang Studios will not support or allow NFTs, as they “create models of scarcity and exclusion that conflict with our Guidelines and the spirit of Minecraft”  —  Hello everyone!  Recently, we've received some feedback from members of the community asking for clarification …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI makes DALL-E 2 widely available in beta through a credit-based fee structure; users will get free credits every month and can buy more in $15 increments  —  Today, DALL-E 2, OpenAI's AI system that can generate images given a prompt or edit and refine existing images, is becoming more widely available.
The Verge:
Microsoft tests Discord voice chat integration with select Xbox Insiders, as PlayStation users wait for the deep Discord integration that Sony promised in 2021  —  Your cross-play dreams have come true  —  Discord and Microsoft are bringing Discord voice calls to the Xbox.
Erin Woo / The Information:
Google says it will pause hiring for two weeks, except for offers that have already been made, after saying last week it would slow hiring for the rest of 2022  —  Google said it will pause hiring for two weeks, after saying last week it would slow its pace of hiring for the rest of the year.
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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
An interview with Matthew Ball on his new book about the metaverse, which he sees as the next phase of the internet, Meta's big pivot, AR/VR hardware, and more  —  Let's talk about the metaverse.  —  You probably can't stop hearing about it.  It's in startup pitches, in earnings reports …
Monica Raymunt / Bloomberg:
Volkswagen's software unit Cariad partners with STMicroelectronics to co-develop semiconductors for its cross-brand single software platform  —  Volkswagen AG's software unit will start designing chips for the first time, partnering with STMicroelectronics NV to co-develop semiconductors for its cross-brand single software platform.
More: Reuters and EEJournal
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix plans to launch its cheaper, ad-supported plan in “the early part of 2023”, starting in “a handful of markets where advertising spend is significant”  —  Netflix is angling to win over a new bloc of value-conscious consumers — and help turn around …
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:

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