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August 25, 2022, 6:45 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony raises the PS5's price in the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada by ~6% to 21%, citing rising inflation; the US price is unchanged  —  It blames global economic challenges for the change  —  Sony is increasing its PS5 prices in the UK, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, Mexico, and Canada.
Twitter:
Twitter rolls out a redesigned Spaces Tab with podcasts integrated, to a group of English-speaking users globally on iOS and Android  —  Twitter helps people connect with unique and compelling voices around the world.  With podcasts, we're taking that connection to a whole new level.
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Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Following Oversight Board feedback, Meta is building a customer service division to help users of its apps who have had posts or accounts removed unexpectedly  —  Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. is building a customer-service division to help users of its social networks who have had posts or accounts removed unexpectedly.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Heroku plans to stop offering free plans and shut down free services on November 28 and begin deleting inactive accounts on October 26, due to “fraud and abuse”  —  After offering them for over a decade, Heroku today announced that it will eliminate all of its free services — pushing users to paid plans.
Steven Zeitchik / Washington Post:
Despite splashy ad campaigns by crypto companies, Pew surveys of US adults show those trading crypto has stayed flat at 16% from September 2021 to July 2022  —  The majority of Americans remain immune to the industry's sales pitches, Pew survey finds  —  Over the past year …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram defaults new users under 16 to its most restrictive content setting, will prompt existing teens to choose that setting, and adds a settings check-up  —  In December, just ahead of Instagram head Adam Mosseri's testimony before the U.S. Senate over the impacts of its app on teen users …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google plans to add clear labels to Search and Maps listings for facilities providing abortions, after a group of US lawmakers urged it to fix abortion searches  —  Google will start adding clear labels to Search and Map listings for healthcare facilities that provide abortions.
Amrith Ramkumar / Wall Street Journal:
Atlanta-based Bitcoin Depot, which operates over 7,000 bitcoin ATMs across the US and Canada, plans to go public via a SPAC merger at an ~$885M valuation  —  Investor appetite for bitcoin ATMs to be tested as the cryptocurrency and SPAC markets slump  —  Here's Why Crypto Might Not Be Dead
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Group-IB researchers detail hacking group 0ktapus, responsible for the recent breaches at Twilio and 130+ organizations, gaining credentials of ~10K employees  —  The hackers that breached Twilio earlier this month also compromised over 130 organizations during their hacking spree that netted …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
HP announces two PCs, the 13.5-inch Dragonfly Folio G3, starting at $2,379, and 34-inch All in One, starting at $2,119, alongside a webcam and 4K display  —  HP's work PCs typically focus more on performance than clever features, but you can't accuse it of playing it safe this time around.
Reuters:
Baidu reveals its first quantum computer, Qianshi, which has a 10-qubit processor, and says it is developing a 36-qubit system  —  Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc revealed its first quantum computer on Thursday and is ready to make it available to external users, joining the global race to apply the technology to practical uses.
Washington Post:
At a hearing seeking more data on bots from Twitter, Elon Musk's lawyers cite whistleblower Peiter Zatko's claims; Twitter says spam counts are merely estimates  —  The hearing concerned the ability of Musk's team to demand information about Twitter's internal practices and data
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