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September 21, 2022, 8:20 AM

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Ash Parrish / The Verge:
After a streamer admits to scamming viewers, Twitch plans to prohibit streaming unlicensed gambling sites with slots, roulette, or dice starting on October 18  —  As the conversation concerning Twitch and the platform's allowance of gambling streams continues to swirl, the platform has struck its first blow.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows 11's first major update, adding Start menu folders, more Snap Layouts, dark mode improvements, Live Captions, Voice Access, and more  —  The first major Windows 11 update makes the renovations feel more complete … When Microsoft launched Windows 11 last year, it was clear the PC was back.
Giorgio Sardo / Windows Experience Blog:
Microsoft plans to expand Windows 11's support for 20K+ Android apps and games via the Amazon Appstore to 31 countries “within the next few weeks”  —  Content is at the heart of the Windows PC experience - from the apps that fuel productivity, to movies that transport and games that connect.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
YouTube plans to expand its Partner Program to give 45% of Shorts ad revenue to creators with 1,000+ subscribers and 10M views on Shorts within a 90-day period  —  YouTube just announced a major change to its Partner Program that will allow its short-form video creators to make a lot more money from its platform.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sam Reynolds / CoinDesk:
A New York judge orders Tether to produce documents related to the backing of USDT in a lawsuit claiming Tether conspired to issue USDT to pump bitcoin prices  —  The order relates to an ongoing lawsuit that alleges that unbacked USDT issuances have caused $1.4 trillion in damage to the market.
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Binance offered ~$50M for bankrupt crypto lender Voyager Digital's assets, the leading bid and slightly above FTX's, but neither has been accepted yet  —  The exchanges both made bids near $50 million.  Voyager's market cap was $3.9 billion in 2021  —  1x
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 GPUs; the $1,599 RTX 4090 is 2x-4x faster than the 3090 Ti, comes with 24GB of GDDR6X memory, and ships on October 12  —  Nvidia is officially announcing its RTX 40-series GPUs today.  After months of rumors and some recent teasing from Nvidia, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are now both official.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Anumeha Chaturvedi / The Economic Times:
WhatsApp announces an “expanded partnership” with Salesforce to let businesses manage their WhatsApp conversations with customers from the Salesforce platform  —  WhatsApp on Tuesday announced an ‘expanded partnership’ with Salesforce to get their business customers up and running on the messaging app.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google plans to integrate Google Tasks reminders across G Suite apps including Assistant, Calendar, Docs, and Sheets in the coming months, as opt-in at first  —  Google is working on a big update to Google Tasks, the company said today.  It's bringing a couple of new features to the app …
Kyle Wiens / iFixit News:
A teardown of the iPhone 14 Pro Max shows the new X65 satellite modem and a similar internal design to the 13 Pro Max, making the device difficult to repair  —  The iPhone Pro Max 14 is out, and the general consensus among tech reviewers seems to be that it's better than the last one …
Twitch Blog:
Starting June 1, 2023, Twitch says subscription revenue above $100K will be split 50/50, not 70/30, for streamers on premium deals, citing hosting costs  —  Hello, Twitch community.  I'm Dan Clancy, President of Twitch and responsible for the day-to-day operations of the service.
Emily Baker-White / Forbes:
Internal meetings: TikTok employed a two-tiered moderation system with “more lenient” treatment for influencers, celebrities, and other VIPs with 5M+ followers  —  Content from accounts with more than 5 million followers has been routed through a designated, “more lenient” …
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