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September 1, 2022, 9:05 AM

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Max A. Cherney / Protocol:
Nvidia and AMD say the US has imposed restrictions on exporting chips for AI-related applications to Russia and China, including Nvidia's A100 and AMD's MI200  —  The U.S. has begun to impose fresh restrictions on exports of advanced chips necessary for AI-related applications to Russia and China …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Source: the space between the iPhone 14 Pro display's pill and hole-shaped cutouts will be bridged by software and show microphone and camera privacy indicators  —  The big Apple news of the day is that the iPhone 14 Pro will apparently use software to make the two new display cutouts look like one seamless cutout.
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
The UK's CMA says Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard acquisition will require an in-depth review and gives Microsoft a September 8 deadline to offer remedies  —  Microsoft Corp.'s planned $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. will be sent for an in-depth review unless …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter begins testing an edit button as part of Twitter Blue, giving users 30 minutes and several edits; edit labels includes a complete history  —  Twitter Blue subscribers get access later this month  —  Twitter is now testing its highly-requested Edit Tweet feature.
Rich Woods / XDA Developers:
Lenovo unveils the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 with Intel 12th Gen processors and a 16.3" foldable OLED display with 600 nits, available in November 2022 from $2,499  —  Today, Lenovo is announcing the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2, a product that's been a long time in the making.
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Internal memo: Meta is setting up a New Monetization Experiences division to identify and build “possible paid features” for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp  —  A new team will be tasked with building paid experiences across Meta's apps  —  Meta is setting up a product organization …
Associated Press:
An investigation details local US law enforcement using the “Fog Reveal” phone tracking tool, at times without warrants, to search records from 250M+ devices  —  Local law enforcement agencies from suburban Southern California to rural North Carolina have been using …
Reuters:
Arm sues Qualcomm and its subsidiary Nuvia for breach of license agreements and trademark infringement, asking Qualcomm to destroy all associated chip designs  —  Chip technology firm Arm Ltd, which is owned by Softbank Group Corp (9984.T), said on Wednesday it has sued Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) …
Reuters:
Sources: in late 2020, the US DOJ asked Binance to provide extensive records on its anti-money laundering rules and communications by CEO Changpeng Zhao  —  U.S. federal prosecutors asked Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, to provide extensive internal records …
Max Chafkin / Bloomberg:
Mark Zuckerberg's appearance on Joe Rogan's show did little to help his metaverse pitch and suggests he may not be the best spokesperson for these efforts  —  Forget about the devastating reviews from the video game press, the cringe-worthy digital “selfie,” and the notable lack of legs …
Corin Faife / The Verge:
Adam Morgan McCarthy / The Block:
Albania police arrest Faruk Fatih Özer, the CEO of defunct Turkish crypto exchange Thodex who is accused of a rug pull; Thodex's losses may be as high as $2.52B  —  - Faruk Fatih Özer, the former Thodex CEO who is accused of rug pull, was arrested in Albania and is facing extradition to Turkey.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Landa, an app for investing in rental properties with as little as $5 via fractional ownership, emerges from stealth with an $8M seed and a $25M Series A  —  It's safe to say that millions of Americans dream of becoming real estate investors but can't or don't due to a variety of challenges …

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