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September 30, 2022, 8:10 AM

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Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
A roundup of Elon Musk's newly released text messages show the inner workings of Silicon Valley dealmaking and how Musk lost interest in his Twitter acquisition  —  Newly released text messages shine a light on how tech's most powerful do business — and perhaps why Musk lost interest in Twitter.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Court filing: in March 2022, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told Elon Musk that he tried to add Musk to the board but the other members were “super risk averse”  —  - Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wanted Elon Musk on the board of the social media company, but felt the rest …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple VP of Procurement Tony Blevins is leaving, sources say after joking in a viral, September 5 TikTok video that he fondles “big-breasted women” for a living  —  One of Apple Inc.'s most senior executives is leaving after he turned up in a viral video on TikTok making …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Source: Mark Zuckerberg told staff in a weekly Q&A that Meta will freeze hiring, restructure some teams, and cut budgets across most teams, citing the economy  —  Meta Platforms Inc., the owner of Facebook and Instagram, said it will freeze hiring and restructure some teams in an effort to cut costs and shift priorities.
The Verge:
Google plans to shut down Stadia on January 18, 2023, and will refund hardware, software, and DLC purchases; members of the Stadia team will be reassigned  —  Google is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service.  The service will remain live for players until January 18th, 2023.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter plans to add a TikTok-like full-screen video scrolling UI for English-speaking users on iOS, and a video carousel to the Explore tab on iOS and Android  —  Twitter is joining the bandwagon of social media companies copying TikTok's everlasting scroll of videos.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Olivia Solon / Bloomberg:
Internal Palantir documents detail a plan to deepen its ties to the UK's NHS by buying up smaller rivals, helping avoid scrutiny and increase health data  —  Palantir Technologies had a secret plan to deepen its relationship with the UK's National Health Service without public scrutiny.
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
In a closely watched case, a UK coroner rules 14-year-old Molly Russell died by suicide after consuming extensive self-harm material on Instagram and Pinterest  —  Inquest told 14-year-old took her own life while suffering from depression and had interacted with harmful social media content
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Intelligence: Apple moving just 10% of its production capacity out of China, where ~98% of iPhones are made, would take around eight years  —  Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19's impact on trade.  Sign up here, and  —  American companies have had a growing list …

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