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July 22, 2022, 3:50 PM

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Twitter reports Q2 revenue down 1% YoY to $1.18B, vs. 1.32B est., a $270M net loss, down from $66M in net income a year ago, and 237.8M mDAUs, up 16.6% YoY  —  - Twitter reported earnings for the second quarter on Friday that missed analyst estimates on earnings, revenue and user growth.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitter says Q2 ad revenue grew 2% YoY to $1.08B and blames its revenue slide on uncertainty around Elon Musk's “pending acquisition” and ad industry problems  —  Musk is creating ‘uncertainty’ for advertisers  —  Twitter would have earned more money over the past few months if Elon Musk hadn't been in the picture.
Bloomberg:
Source: FTX is in advanced talks to acquire South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb  —  FTX, the crypto trading platform co-founded by billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, is in advanced talks to buy South Korea's Bithumb, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Amazon SVP of global corporate affairs Jay Carney plans to join Airbnb in September 2022 as global head of policy and communications, succeeding Chris Lehane  —  Jay Carney, who was White House press secretary under President Obama, will move from Amazon to Airbnb as global head of policy and communications.
oversightboard.com:
Meta's Oversight Board Trust says the company is giving $150M to the trust as part of ongoing financial support, after its initial $130M contribution in 2019  —  Today the Oversight Board Trust announced that Meta has made a commitment that provides for ongoing financial support for the Oversight Board.
Jonathan Vanian / CNBC:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC chair asks carriers to explain how they use geolocation data, as Congress debates a law that may preempt the FCC from regulating carriers' privacy practices  —  Inquiry launched as Congress debates bill that could gut FCC's privacy authority.  —  Federal Communications Commission …

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