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September 21, 2022, 9:50 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.
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.
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:
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.
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
An analysis of Twitch streams from October 2020 to August 2022 shows Twitch's moderation tools often failed to stop children streaming and adults grooming them  —  The gaming platform's design enables people to find and exploit kids in real-time  —  Graphics and illustrations by Rachael Dottle
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:
Ashley Gold / Axios:
As Meta shapes its response to regulatory scrutiny, the company begins touting its declining market value, down 60%+ since the spring, to deny having a monopoly  —  As Meta shapes its antitrust defense, it has begun pointing out its plummeting stock price as a sign that competition is alive and well in its 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
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Jack Schickler / CoinDesk:
A leaked draft of the EU's Markets in Crypto Assets legislation urges a “substance over form” enforcement approach, meaning the rules could apply to some NFTs  —  A leaked draft of the text, reviewed by CoinDesk, shows the rules could apply to fractionalized NFTs.
Victoria Song / The Verge:
Apple Watch Ultra review: comfortable, good battery life, action button, and durable, but no offline maps, more aspirational than hardcore, and too big for some  —  A new player has entered the multisport watch game … The Apple Watch Ultra is big, a lil' chunky, and goes hard on features …
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 …
Vishal Chawla / The Block:
Coinbase announces Node, a set of APIs to build on multiple blockchains, including support for NFTs; the free plan offers up to 120K daily Ethereum requests  —  - Coinbase Cloud has launched Node, a developer-focused revamp of its enterprise Query & Transact (QT) platform.
Andrew Hayward / Decrypt:
Nova Labs and T-Mobile sign a five-year deal to launch Helium Mobile, a 5G MVNO service for smartphones that combines coverage from the two companies' networks  —  Helium Mobile will tap both the decentralized 5G network and T-Mobile's service while also offering crypto rewards to users.  —  In brief

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