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September 1, 2022, 10:20 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter begins testing an edit button as part of Twitter Blue, giving users 30 minutes to make several edits; edit labels include a complete history  —  Twitter Blue subscribers get access later this month  —  Twitter is now testing its highly-requested Edit Tweet feature.
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 …
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 …
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:
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 …
Bennett Cyphers / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
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.
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 …
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) …
Matthew Gault / VICE:
An artist using Midjourney to create AI-generated art won first place at Colorado State Fair's fine art competition, leading to criticism by other artists  —  Jason Allen's AI-generated work “Théâtre D'opéra Spatial” took first place in the digital category at the Colorado State Fair.
Financial Times:
EU publishes draft regulations on smartphone spare parts and battery life, including mandating manufacturers make 15+ parts available for at least five years  —  European Commission says 15 components should be made available for five years after a device's introduction
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 …
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
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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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reddit acquires contextual advertising company Spiketrap to improve its ad quality scoring and boost prediction models for auto-bidding  —  Reddit's acquisition spree is continuing this morning with news that the company is bringing the audience contextualization company Spiketrap's technology in-house.

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