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August 29, 2022, 4:05 PM

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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 …
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.”
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:
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 …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
FTC sues app analytics and data broker company Kochava, saying it sells data revealing “people's visits to reproductive health clinics, places of worship”, more  —  Data could identify people seeking abortions  —  The Federal Trade Commission has sued app analytics firm Kochava …
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 …
Daniel Van Boom / CNET:
Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed at MTV's Video Music Awards in Yuga Labs' game Otherside, morphing into the Bored Yacht Ape NFT avatars that they own  —  Just like the video clip for the song, Eminem and Snoop Dogg performed “From The D 2 The LBC” as their Bored Apes during Sunday's Video Music Awards.

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