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August 16, 2022, 6:05 AM

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Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Signal says attackers accessed the phone numbers and SMS verification codes for around 1,900 users as part of the recent Twilio breach  —  End-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal says attackers accessed the phone numbers and SMS verification codes for almost 2,000 users as part of the breach at communications giant Twilio last week.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Android 13 begins rolling out today to Google's Pixel phones, earlier in the year than the previous two Android annual updates  —  Google's major OS update is a little early this year  —  This year's major Android update, Android 13, is officially releasing today for Google's Pixel phones, the search giant has announced.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple sets a return-to-office deadline for September 5; employees will come in Tuesdays, Thursdays, and a third day determined by individual teams  —  Apple Inc. has set a Sept. 5 deadline for corporate employees to be in the office at least three days a week after delaying …
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
China's SMIC producing 7nm chips is a breakthrough but experts suggest yields are low due to lacking EUV; SMIC must now decide if it wants to mass produce 7nm  —  How much time and money will SMIC sink into producing its new semiconductor at scale?  —  ADD TO MYFT
Ian King / Bloomberg:
New York Times:
a16z invests in Adam Neumann's residential real estate management startup Flow, sources say ~$350M at a $1B+ valuation, the firm's largest-ever individual check  —  WeWork's founder is back with a billion-dollar venture.  —  WeWork's founder is going residential
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Zoom pushes an update to fix a flaw, found by Patrick Wardle, in its Mac app's auto-update feature that could let attackers run code with root access  —  The flaw could let a hacker take over your system  —  Zoom has issued a patch for a bug on macOS that could allow a hacker to take control …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bumble begins testing its Hive social network for Bumble BFF, including group chats, polls, and video calls; Bumble is also working on new astrology features  —  Dating app maker Bumble revealed more of its plans to strengthen its social networking features during last week's Q2 earnings …
Reuters:
Walmart partners with Paramount to include the $4.99/month ad-supported tier of the Paramount+ streaming service as part of its Walmart+ subscription  —  U.S. retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Monday struck a deal with Paramount Global (PARA.O) to offer Paramount+ streaming service to the subscribers …
Sarah Krouse / Wall Street Journal:
Antenna: 19% of US streaming users canceled 3+ subscriptions from June 2020-June 2022; average monthly customer defections were 5.46% in July, up from 4.46% YoY  —  Customer loyalty to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and other services declines amid stiffer competition  —  Netflix Hit a Subscriber Peak, Here's How It Plans to Keep Growing

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