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August 3, 2022, 8:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to delay iPadOS 16 by about a month, partly due to work on its multitasking features, targeting an October release alongside macOS Ventura  —  Apple Inc. expects to delay its next major iPad software update by about a month, taking the unusual step of not releasing …
Jason Nelson / Decrypt:
An unknown attacker has been emptying Solana and USDC wallets; Solscan says over 15,000 wallets have been affected, draining $4.46M, primarily in SOL and USDC  —  An unknown attacker drained thousands of wallets containing at least $4 million worth of Solana and USDC late Tuesday night.
Andrew Hayward / Decrypt:
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Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
Textbook publisher Pearson plans to turn its e-books into NFTs to take a cut from secondhand sales and has a team exploring “the implications of the metaverse”  —  The chief executive officer of Pearson Plc, one of the world's largest textbook publishers, said he hopes technology …
Jessica Klein / Input:
An interview with Bored Ape Yacht Club creators Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow on BuzzFeed “doxxing” them, Yuga Labs, BAYC's future, the Otherside game, and more  —  The evening of February 4, business partners Greg Solano, 33, and Wylie Aronow, 35, were at their respective homes …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Meta says it will shut down its Facebook Live Shopping feature on October 1 as it shifts its focus to Reels on Facebook and Instagram  —  Facebook is shutting down its live shopping feature on October 1st to shift its focus to Reels, the company announced in a blog post.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thoma Bravo plans to acquire enterprise identity management service Ping Identity in an all-cash $2.8B deal; Ping misses on Q2 revenue down 9% YoY to $72M  —  After a tough few months in the markets for Ping Identity, the enterprise identity management company today announced a big move …
Sam Rutherford / Engadget:
Review of the OnePlus 10T, unveiled today for $649: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and wired charging are fast, but water resistance is weak and 2MP macro camera is a bust  —  When OnePlus does a mid-year refresh of its phones, typically you end up with a slightly snappier device with a handful of slight refinements.
Taylor Lorenz / Washington Post:
Interviews with over two dozen Triller creators and others: the TikTok rival missed payments after promising Black creators $4K per month, half paid in equity  —  Triller made its name recruiting talent with lavish perks.  Now, dozens of influencers are struggling to get paid.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Nintendo misses with Q1 sales down 4.7% YoY to ~$2.3B and operating profit down 15.1% YoY to ~$763M; Switch sales fell 22.9% YoY to 3.43M units  —  Nintendo Co. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Wednesday as a weaker yen failed to offset declining hardware and software sales.
Bloomberg:
Source: Activision Blizzard and NetEase scrapped a World of Warcraft mobile game after a financing dispute; sources: NetEase disbanded a team of 100+ developers  —  Activision Blizzard Inc. and NetEase Inc. have torpedoed a World of Warcraft smartphone game that had been in development for three years …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon launches Luna game streaming on Samsung's 2022 smart TVs and monitors, in Samsung Gaming Hub, which has Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and GeForce Now  —  Luna joins Stadia, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming in the Samsung Gaming Hub  —  Amazon's game streaming service, Luna …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's government withdraws its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill, criticized by privacy advocates and tech giants, and will work on a new framework  —  The Indian government is withdrawing its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates …
Hannah Lang / Reuters:
Filing: the SEC has been probing Robinhood's compliance with short selling rules since October 2021 and requested more information from the company in Q2 2022  —  Retail trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc disclosed in a filing on Wednesday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …
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Takashi Kawakami / Nikkei Asia:
Chinese government data: China's smartphone shipments sank 21.7% to 134M units in H1 2022; Canalys: shipments may fall below 300M in 2022, the lowest since 2012  —  Consumer shift toward thrift compounds structural weakness in demand  —  GUANGZHOU — Smartphone shipments in China are on track …
Jamie Crawley / CoinDesk:
Chiliz, which owns digital fan token service Socios, buys a 24.5% stake in soccer club FC Barcelona's Barça Studios for $100M and plans to expand its Web3 plans  —  Chiliz has acquired a 24.5% stake in Barca Studios, the Spanish soccer giant's digital-content creation arm.
Nikkei Asia:
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with TSMC Chairman Mark Liu, Pegatron Vice Chairman Jason Cheng, and others in Taiwan to discuss the Chips and Science Act  —  TAIPEI — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Taiwan's most important chip industry leaders in Taipei on Wednesday as part …
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