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July 24, 2022, 11:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: the new “Pro” Apple Watch will have a ~7% larger screen, a new design, and a case with a more durable formulation of titanium to make it extra rugged  —  Apple is set to report earnings this week against the backdrop of an economic downturn and a plan to slow hiring.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Netflix rolls out a button for iOS and iPadOS users to take them directly to its site to sign up, which avoids the App Store cut via an API for “reader apps”  —  Earlier this year, Apple began allowing “reader” apps to provide external links for customers so they can log in and pay …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Meta closed down 7.59% and Alphabet closed down 5.63% on Friday, as Snap's and Twitter's weak earnings, inflation, and interest rates lead to online ad worries  —  Weak earnings raise fears that inflation and interest rates are starting to hit social media companies
Katie Bo Lillis / CNN:
Sources: the FBI determined around 2017 that Huawei gear in cell towers near US military bases in the Midwest was capable of capturing and disrupting DoD comms  —  On paper, it looked like a fantastic deal.  In 2017, the Chinese government was offering to spend $100 million to build  …
New York Times:
How Apple, Amazon, and Google are trying to win live sports streaming rights by persuading skeptical leagues to switch from traditional TV and cable networks  —  Competing for rights to broadcast games from the N.F.L. and other leagues could be hard for broadcast and cable companies that “aren't playing by the same financial rules.”
Preetika Rana / Wall Street Journal:
DoorDash and Uber Eats are moving beyond food, focusing on groceries and alcohol, as users cut spending due to high inflation and a potential economic downturn  —  Delivery apps look to move beyond food as they face high inflation, a potential economic downturn  —  Grubhub CEO on the Postpandemic Future of Food Delivery
Karen Hao / Wall Street Journal:
How China's mass collection of personal info and its new, unevenly enforced data security rules contribute to a thriving underground market for stolen data  —  Government's mass collection of personal information aids social control but undermines national security, cybersecurity researchers say
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A look at the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act, which privacy experts say might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law  —  A bill with bipartisan support might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law.  —  Usually, when Congress is working …
Chris Feliciano Arnold / Bloomberg:
An in-depth look at the research collaboration between NASA and the FAA since 2017 to write new US airspace rules for safely accommodating millions of drones  —  “Please stay clear of the flight line,” warns Keith Hyde, director of U.S. operations for Wing.
Ivan Levingston / Bloomberg:
European investing app Shares, which debuted in the UK two months ago and has 150K+ users, raises $40M led by Valar Ventures, bringing its total raised to $90M  —  Peter Thiel-backed Valar Ventures is leading a $40 million financing round into European investing app Shares.
Zeyi Yang / MIT Technology Review:
Gamers in China, where online porn is banned, are using the Steam app Wallpaper Engine as a cloud drive and a video player to exchange adult-only content  —  Wallpaper Engine has become a haven for ingenious Chinese users who use it to smuggle adult content as desktop wallpaper.  But how long can it last?

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