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July 26, 2022, 1:55 PM

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Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Responding to criticism, Adam Mosseri says Instagram's full-screen feed is “a test” that is “not yet good” and that the app has to lean into the shift to video  —  - Instagram head Adam Mosseri shared a video on Twitter Tuesday explaining recent changes to the social media platform.
Travis Clark / Insider:
Scott Rosenberg / Axios:
Facebook's TikTok-like revamp marks the end of a social networking era shaped around friends and a move to ML-fueled recommendations of 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 …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Bloomberg:
Sources: before its probe into alleged insider trading, the SEC started probing whether Coinbase improperly let Americans trade digital assets; stock drops 15%+  —  Coinbase Global Inc. is facing a US probe into whether it improperly let Americans trade digital assets that should have been registered …
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
Coinbase's post-IPO decision to list “altcoins”, or “shitcoins”, was a reckless move that led to alleged insider trading and higher risks for retail investors  —  In September 2020, amid a wave of activism by employees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement …
Vipal Monga / Wall Street Journal:
Memo: Shopify plans to cut around 1,000 workers, or 10% of its global workforce, citing consumers pulling back from online shopping; SHOP drops 14%+  —  CEO Tobi Lütke says company made wrong bet on pandemic-fueled boom in e-commerce growth lasting  —  Shopify Inc. SHOP -16.29%▼ …
The Verge:
As Mark Zuckerberg takes a tough stance on retaining employees during a weekly Q&A, internal surveys show anxiety and unease among employees  —  As Meta's growth slows, Mark Zuckerberg is pushing even harder.  Will his employees melt under the pressure?
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 https://twitter.com/...
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon plans to raise its annual Prime subscription prices across Europe by up to 43% on September 15, citing “increased inflation and operating costs”  —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will raise fees for its delivery and streaming service Prime in Europe by up to 43% a year …
Sarah Butler / The Guardian:
Ian Hamilton / UploadVR:
Meta increases the price of Meta Quest 2 headsets to $400 for the 128GB model and $500 for 256GB, starting on Aug. 1, and will bundle Beat Saber through Dec. 31  —  The price for a new Quest 2 is jumping to $399 as Meta says “the costs to make and ship our products have been on the rise.”
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 …
Bloomberg:
UK's CMA 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 …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Neon, which provides developers with a serverless option for Postgres databases, raised a $30M Series A-1 led by GGV, bringing its total funding to $55M  —  Neon, a startup providing developers with a serverless option for Postgres databases, today announced that it raised $30 million …
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