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August 29, 2022, 7:55 PM

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The FTC sues app analytics and data broker Kochava for selling data revealing “people's visits to reproductive health clinics, places of worship”, and more  —  Data could identify people seeking abortions  —  The Federal Trade Commission has sued app analytics firm Kochava …
Omkar Godbole / CoinDesk:
Crypto coin AVAX fell 10%+ after a self-described whistleblower said Avalanche weaponized litigation against rivals; CEO calls it “conspiracy theory nonsense”  —  Ava Labs CEO rejected the accusation as “conspiracy theory nonsense.”  —  Ava Labs CEO rejected the accusation as “conspiracy theory nonsense.”
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Y Combinator names Garry Tan as its next president, replacing Geoff Ralston in January 2023; Tan will step away from his role at his firm Initialized Capital  —  Y Combinator has tapped an outsider as its next president — sort of.  —  The storied Bay Area-based accelerator …
Sara Guaglione / Digiday:
Apple says the number of Apple Podcast subscribers grew by 300%+ since June 2021 and 25%+ of the top 100 shows in its Top Shows chart now offer a subscription  —  Dateline, NBC's true crime newsmagazine show, is offering a paid podcast subscription through Apple's in-app product starting today.
TechCrunch:
Meta partners with JioMart, an e-commerce venture between Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms, to launch a grocery shopping service on WhatsApp in India  —  Meta and an e-commerce venture between Reliance Retail and Jio Platforms are bringing JioMart grocery shopping to WhatsApp …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk will likely focus on Peiter Zatko's claims about Twitter's security practices instead of bots, a potentially better argument against the acquisition  —  Musk v. Twitter  —  A month ago, Elon Musk's fight with Twitter Inc. was a merger dispute.  Musk signed a merger agreement …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Snap adds a Dual Camera feature to Snapchat for iOS, letting users capture photos and videos using their phone's front-facing and rear cameras simultaneously  —  Snapchat is the latest app to add dual camera functionality.  The app is launching the “Dual Camera” recording feature …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott:
Microsoft plans to amend its licensing terms in the EU on October 1 to make it cheaper to run its software on rival cloud platforms, after EU antitrust scrutiny  —  Responding to a three-year-old complaint, Microsoft today said that it would fix its unfair licensing terms in the EU.
New York Times:
China opened corruption probes in July 2022 into some top executives in its semiconductor industry, as it rethinks its gold rush approach to chip self-reliance  —  Wearing a laboratory coat, China's top leader, Xi Jinping, inspected a subsidiary of Yangtze Memory Technologies Company, a national semiconductor company based in Wuhan.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Reliance Jio, which has 421M+ subscribers, plans to spend $25B to launch a 5G network in October 2022 and expand to “every town” in India by the end of 2023  —  Reliance Jio Infocomm, India's top telecom mobile operator, has earmarked a spending of $25 billion on the rollout …

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