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September 9, 2022, 11:50 PM

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Mia Sato / The Verge:
Roblox plans to add age guidelines to its games and announces a new in-game ads system for brands to advertise via interactive billboards, posters, and more  —  And it's bringing digital billboards and age guidelines to do it  —  Roblox rode a wave of pandemic-era growth to a seven-fold value increase …
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Sources: Stability AI, the startup behind Stable Diffusion, is in talks to raise $100M; Coatue proposed a $500M valuation and Lightspeed offered a $1B valuation  —  With the image generator Stable Diffusion, you can conjure within seconds a potrait of Beyoncé as if painted by Vincent van Gogh …
Jody Serrano / Gizmodo:
How Wikipedia's editors worked after Queen Elizabeth II's death, debating what pictures to use and what to call Charles, creating new articles, and more  —  RIP, Queen Elizabeth II.  There are a lot of things to do in the digital realm when a monarch dies, and one of the first places people go when a famous person dies is Wikipedia.
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
Some ex-staff say Patreon laid off its entire cybersecurity team this week, raising user concerns; Patreon says the move will have “no impact” on its security  —  Patreon laid off its security team this week, according to several former employees, sparking cybersecurity concerns among users …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon acquires Cloostermans, a Belgian mechatronics company that makes tech to move and stack heavy palettes as well as robotics for packaging product orders  —  Amazon has made a string of startup acquisitions over the years to build out its robotics business; now, the e-commerce leviathan …
Axios:
One-click checkout service Bolt is no longer buying crypto payments service Wyre; the deal was worth about $1.5B  —  One-click checkout company Bolt is no longer acquiring Wyre, the crypto payments company that it had agreed to buy for about $1.5 billion back in April.
More: The Block and Reuters
CoinDesk:
Chainalysis says it helped the US government recover about $30M stolen from Axie Infinity by the North Korea-linked hackers Lazarus Group earlier in 2022  —  Hackers stole over $600 million from Axie earlier this year.  —  Crypto analytics firm Chainalysis announced Thursday it helped …

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