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September 1, 2022, 4:35 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.
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 …
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) …
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.
Corin Faife / The Verge:
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 …
Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
DC's AG sues Michael Saylor and MicroStrategy, alleging he evaded $25M+ in taxes by claiming to live in Florida or Virginia and the firm conspired to help him  —  The attorney general's office is also suing the business software company for allegedly helping him evade taxes on his earnings in the district.
Chris Scullion / Video Games Chronicle:
Sony and Tencent's Sixjoy acquire 14.09% and 16.25% of Elden Ring game studio FromSoftware, respectively; FromSoftware's parent company Kadokawa retains 69.66%  —  FromSoftware says the investment may help it publish games globally - Elden Ring studio FromSoftware has announced …
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 …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
After an outcry over serving anti-trans stalking forum Kiwi Farms, Cloudflare says denying security services due to “despicable” content is the wrong policy  —  The company has faced mounting pressure to stop providing security services to Kiwi Farms, whose users regularly dox and stalk trans people.

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