July 30, 2022, 5:20 AM

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Strategy Analytics:
Global smartphone shipments fell 7% YoY to 291M units in Q2 2022; Samsung had a 21.5% market share, followed by Apple's 16.3%, its best Q2 in the past 10 years  —  BOSTON—(BUSINESS WIRE)— According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments fell -7% YoY to 291 million units in Q2 2022.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Uber unveils new features for US drivers, like showing what they will earn and the destination before accepting a trip, seeing multiple trip requests, and more  —  - Uber announced a series of new features Friday aimed at enhancing drivers' experiences on the ridesharing app.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Crypto network Helium claimed for years that Lime is a client, which Lime calls “a false claim”; source: Lime is preparing to send a cease and desist to Helium  —  Is this really Web3's golden goose?  —  Helium is often heralded as one of the largest success stories in the Web3 space …
New York Times:
Some streamers on Twitch, a more intimate platform than others, endure threats and stalkers and say Twitch gives limited support when dangerous situations arise  —  Stars on Twitch, the video game streaming platform, invite viewers into their homes virtually.  What happens when one shows up in person?
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Eric Geller / Politico:
The US Secret Service is exploring disabling iMessage on employees' phones, since its E2E encryption may have led to the loss of January 6 texts  —  The Secret Service is considering turning off employees' ability to send iMessages on their work-issued iPhones, hoping to head off repeats …
Sources: the Commerce Department has told all US chipmaking equipment manufacturers to not supply gear to China for fabs for making 14nm chips or below  —  The US is tightening restrictions on China's access to chipmaking gear, according to two major equipment suppliers …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple expands App Store ads from the Search tab and Search results to the App Store's Today homepage and individual app pages  —  Apple is expanding its advertising business and adding two new ad slots to the App Store.  Currently, the App Store has two ad slots: one on the main ‘Search’ tab and one in the Search results.
Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Lina Khan overruled FTC staff to sue Meta over its Within acquisition; the FTC didn't take sworn interviews of company execs in the nine-month inquiry  —  Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan led her fellow Democrats in the agency's majority vote to sue Meta Platforms Inc. this week …
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