July 26, 2022, 8:50 AM

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Sources: before its probe into an alleged insider trading scheme, the SEC started investigating whether Coinbase improperly let Americans trade digital assets  —  Coinbase Global Inc. is facing a US probe into whether it improperly let Americans trade digital assets that should have been registered …
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Facebook's TikTok-like redesign marks the end of a social networking era centered around friends and a move toward algorithmically sorted content from strangers  —  Mark last week as the end of the social networking era, which began with the rise of Friendster in 2003, shaped two decades of internet growth …
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Amazon plans to raise its annual Prime subscription prices across Europe by up to 43% on September 15, citing “increased inflation and operating costs”  — Inc (AMZN.O) will raise fees for its delivery and streaming service Prime in Europe by up to 43% a year …
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Apple settles a patent case with Koss, which in July 2020 alleged that Apple's AirPods violate five of Koss' patents; the 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.
UK CMA's publishes its report into music streaming services, saying the market is dominated by major players but this is not “currently causing consumers harm”  —  The music streaming market dominated by a handful of major players is giving consumers a fair shake …
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao sues Bloomberg Businessweek's Hong Kong publisher for defamation, claiming a June 23 profile depicted him as running a “Ponzi scheme”  —  It's not the first time Zhao and Binance have sued the media.  —  Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Meta, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon join the NIST's push to scrap 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.
Kadhim Shubber / Financial Times:
Lawyers in the Celsius bankruptcy are examining Tether recovering an $840M USDT loan, highlighting an uncertain area of bankruptcy law for crypto companies  —  Case is a major test of how US insolvency rules will apply in digital asset sector  —  Stablecoin issuer Tether faces scrutiny …
Liron Shapira / @liron:
[Thread] A look at Helium, a network of 500K+ crypto mining hotspots, which raised $365M from a16z and others and generates an estimated $6.5K/month in revenue  —  .@Helium, often cited as one of the best examples of a Web3 use case, has received $365M of investment led by @a16z. Regular folks have also been convinced to spend $250M buying hotspot nodes, in hopes of earning passive income. The result? Helium's total revenue is $6.5k/month
Nikhil Krishnan / Out-of-Pocket:
Amazon's purchase of One Medical is likely cheaper than unionization would be, and could be used as a tool to fight against unionization of employees  —  I guess I should say something? … This episode of Out-Of-Pocket is brought to you by...  Nabla creates SDKs and APIs …
Alibaba plans to apply for a primary Hong Kong listing while keeping its NYSE listing, taking advantage of a rule change to attract Chinese tech firms  —  Alibaba (9988.HK) plans to add a primary listing in Hong Kong to its New York presence, targeting investors in mainland China as it becomes …
Wataru Suzuki / Nikkei Asia:
KPMG: VC investments in China fell to $9.1B in Q2 2022, down from $18.1B in Q1 2022, the lowest quarterly investment since Q4 2014, when $5.5B was invested  —  Decline in VC investments narrows gap between India and Southeast Asia  —  Observers in China are wondering whether a $1.2 billion fine …
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