July 25, 2022, 8:20 PM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Internal docs from 2017 show Roblox's plan for expanding into China: censorship compliance, expecting to be hacked and copied by partners like Tencent, and more  —  Filtering games.  Blocking maps with Taiwan.  Handling “historical facts.”  Roblox was prepared to go all in on Chinese censorship …
Kelcee Griffis / Bloomberg Law:
Apple reaches a deal to settle a patent case with Koss, which in 2020 alleged that the AirPods violate five Koss' patents; terms of the deal were not disclosed  —  Apple Inc. dodged a patent-infringement trial over its AirPods after reaching an agreement with headphone maker Koss Corp. to settle the case.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Creators are forming groups on chat apps like Discord, Geneva, and Telegram, which they say offer a more intimate, community experience than social networks  —  Influencers are setting up groups on chat apps, like Geneva, Discord and Telegram, which they say offer a more intimate …
Dylan Martin / The Register:
Intel plans to manufacture chips for Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek, the first major customer for Intel Foundry Services; MediaTek will continue to use TSMC  —  This will be the x86 giant's first major foundry customer  —  Intel will manufacture chips for Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek …
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
The NFL launches its NFL+ streaming service, offering a $4.99/month tier and $9.99/month Premium tier with full game replays; NFL+ replaces Game Pass in the US  —  It will cost $4.99 per month at launch Monday, and include live local games on mobile devices, as well as live audio of every game.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Meta, Google, Microsoft, Amazon join NIST in calling for an end of the leap second, which keeps clocks in sync with the Earth's rotation but can cause glitches  —  Syncing clocks with the Earth's rotation causes more problems than it's worth, according to Google, Meta, Microsoft and Amazon.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta launches Music Revenue Sharing to let US creators include licensed music in their 60+ second Facebook videos and earn a 20% share of in-stream ad revenue  —  Meta announced today that creators on Facebook can now earn money through their Facebook videos that use licensed music.
China forces 100 companies operating in Shenzhen, including Foxconn, Huawei, and ZTE, to operate in a “closed loop” for seven days to combat a COVID-19 outbreak  —  China has forced some of its biggest companies, including iPhone maker Foxconn and oil producer CNOOC Ltd. …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
The trial of Ahmad Abouammo, once a rising star at Twitter, is underway; he is charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, outing dissidents who likely faced torture  —  Twitter Inc. cultivated Saudi Arabian leaders to boost the use of its platform in the Middle East.
Oliver Knight / CoinDesk:
Layer 1 blockchain Aptos has raised a $150M Series A led by FTX Ventures and Jump Crypto, bringing its total funding, all in 2022, to $350M  —  The team is looking to bring the Diem blockchain back to life.  —  Layer 1 blockchain Aptos Labs, which is made up of former employees …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Instagram's new TikTok-like UI, which has only partially rolled out, lifts some dark patterns from TikTok, like no longer being able to quickly mute videos  —  I, of all people, got a fresh new user interface in Instagram the other day.  Although the company has not rolled it out to all users yet …

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