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August 18, 2022, 5:30 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is aiming to hold an online event on September 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup; the phones are expected to be released on September 16  —  Apple Inc. is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple releases iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates to fix kernel and WebKit security flaws that allowed arbitrary code execution and were reportedly being exploited  —  Kernel and WebKit bugs can allow arbitrary code execution on Apple's devices.  —  Apple has released a trio of operating system updates …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Netflix iOS app code suggests the ad-supported tier, arriving in early 2023, won't let users download shows for offline viewing or skip ads  —  Netflix Inc. isn't planning to let users of its new ad-supported tier download shows and movies to their devices for offline viewing …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is rolling out widget notifications on the Windows 11 taskbar, with live updates from widgets such as weather, finance, sports, and breaking news  —  The notifications include weather and stock alerts  —  Microsoft is rolling out a taskbar notification system to its Windows 11 widgets this week.
Sebastian Herrera / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon is testing a feature in its app, called Inspire, which would show users a TikTok-style feed of product photos and videos  —  Beta feature is being assessed internally by employees, could eventually be launched more broadly  —  Even Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -2.60%▼ wants to be a little like TikTok.
Adam Morgan McCarthy / The Block:
Genesis Trading CEO Michael Moro steps down after six years and the company will cut 20% of its staff, following huge losses from a loan to Three Arrows Capital  —  - Genesis Trading CEO Michael Moro is set to leave the firm after seven years; just over six were spent as CEO.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok is rolling out a new sharing feature to let users publish their TikTok Stories to Reddit, Facebook, and Instagram  —  Facebook and Instagram may be busy trying to clone TikTok within their own apps as Reels, but a new feature rolling out now from TikTok will see the short-form video …
Washington Post:
A coalition of 70 TikTok stars, with a combined 51M+ followers, pledges to cease work with Amazon until the company meets the demands of the Amazon Labor Union  —  The ‘People Over Prime’ campaign is a public setback for the company, which has courted influencers
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
HyperTrack, a logistics startup that offers APIs for freight order planning, assignment, and tracking, announces a $25M Series A led by WestBridge Capital  —  In a sign that the market for logistics and transportation tech isn't cooling (economic downturn be damned), HyperTrack …
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan / Financial Times:
Dutch payments group Adyen misses as H1 net revenue rose 37% YoY to €608.5M and transaction volume rose 60% YoY to €345.8B; shares drop 11%+  —  Shares shed a 10th in value after Dutch company fails to meet first-half forecasts  —  Dutch payments group Adyen failed to meet …
More: Bloomberg, Reuters, and Adyen
Kari McMahon / The Block:
Collective NFT ownership service Fractional raised a $20M Series A led by Paradigm and is rebranding to Tessera  —  - Collective NFT ownership platform Fractional is rebranding to Tessera.  — Alongside the rebrand, Tessera has closed a $20 million Series A round led by Paradigm.
More: CoinDesk, Decrypt, and FortuneThanks:@alex_modiano
David Jeans / Forbes:
Adam Neumann's real estate startup Flow plans to launch a digital wallet for crypto and fiat currencies and may offer a tokenized rewards program  —  Updated: When Adam Neumann revealed his new venture to WeWork-ify the residential real estate sector Tuesday, backed by a $350 million investment …
Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
HiBob, which offers cloud-based HR tools, has raised a $150M Series D led by General Atlantic at a $2.45B valuation, up from $1.65B in October 2021  —  Cloud-based human resource (HR) platform HiBob today announced that it has raised $150 million in a Series D round of funding at a $2.45 billion valuation.
TechCrunch:
TikTok makes its Elections Center available in the US, offering state-by-state info ahead of the midterms, and details its misinformation policies  —  TikTok announced its midterms Elections Center will go live in the app in the U.S. starting today, August 17, 2022, where it will be available …
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg:
Nick Clegg shares Meta's plans to help secure the US midterms, building on Meta's 2020 policies, like restricting new political ads one week prior to the vote  —  After years of revising and updating its election strategy, Meta Platforms Inc. is pulling out a familiar playbook for the US midterms …
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