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July 31, 2022, 1:00 AM

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Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News:
A look at the rise and fall of Bird, now a penny stock with a public market cap under $160M, as valuations in the scooter and bike rental sector collapse  —  Almost exactly five years ago, the scooters came.  That's when Bird, the first unicorn in this once sizzling startup sector, launched its inaugural scooter-sharing service.
Matt Binder / Mashable:
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Human rights groups say Facebook approved English and Swahili ads instigating ethnic violence in Kenya, after claiming to “ensure a safe and secure” election  —  Kenya's national cohesion watchdog has threatened to suspend the social network from the country in a week if it doesn't mitigate hate speech.
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?
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
Uber rolls out new features for US drivers to show how much they will earn and the destination before accepting a trip, display multiple trip requests, and more  —  - Uber announced a series of new features Friday aimed at enhancing drivers' experiences on the ridesharing app.
Rieko Miki / Nikkei Asia:
The US and Japan plan to open a 2nm chip R&D center in 2022 and start mass production as early as 2025, to establish secure supply chains amid Taiwan tensions  —  Economic and diplomatic chiefs to discuss supply chains at 2+2 meeting Friday  —  Taiwan hosts the lion's share …
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  —  )— According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments fell -7% YoY to 291 million units in Q2 2022.
Eric Geller / Politico:
The US Secret Service says it is considering disabling iMessage on employees' phones, blaming the app's E2E encryption for the loss of deleted January 6 texts  —  The Secret Service is considering turning off employees' ability to send iMessages on their work-issued iPhones …

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