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October 13, 2022, 3:40 PM

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Charles Pulliam-Moore / The Verge:
Netflix says Basic with Ads will cost $6.99/month in the US and debut on November 3 in 12 countries, offering most titles, at up to 720p, and without downloads  —  Starting in November, Netflix will finally roll out its new ad-supported tier for just a few bucks a month …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple plans to offer Apple Card users a “high-yield” Goldman Sachs savings account in the coming months and automatically deposit their Daily Cash with no fees  —  Apple today announced that Apple Card users will be able to open a new “high-yield” savings account from Goldman Sachs …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg touting an “open, interoperable metaverse” is at odds with Meta using corporate partnerships and case-by-case permissions to build its version  —  Mark Zuckerberg wants to own the future of computing — but not alone.  That's the intended takeaway from this year's Meta …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Anthony Capaccio / Bloomberg:
Internal Pentagon docs: 80%+ of US soldiers using Microsoft HoloLens experienced “mission-affecting physical impairments”, like headaches, eyestrain, and nausea  —  US soldiers using Microsoft Corp.'s new goggles in their latest field test suffered “mission-affecting physical impairments” …
Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
DeFi startup Uniswap Labs, which runs a decentralized crypto exchange, raised a $165M Series B led by Polychain Capital, and plans to build an NFT aggregator  —  Uniswap Labs on Thursday announced a $165 million Series B funding round, led by Polychain Capital, that values the company at $1.66 billion.
New York Times:
Sources: Biden's crackdown on Chinese tech exports was driven by fears of China using supercomputers and AI to develop weapons and crack US encrypted messaging  —  U.S. officials pushed to choke off China's access to critical semiconductor technology after internal debates and tough negotiations with allies.
Wall Street Journal:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft rebrands Office to Microsoft 365 after 30+ years; Office.com will get a new logo and design in November, followed by the Office apps in January 2023  —  Microsoft is making a major change to its Microsoft Office branding.  After more than 30 years, Microsoft Office is being renamed …
Axios:
Sources: the FCC plans to ban selling new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices in the US over national security concerns; the order needs to be voted on  —  The Federal Communications Commission plans to ban all sales of new Huawei and ZTE telecommunications devices in the U.S. …
@bitech:
[Thread] A tech startup founder describes how he made ~$200K in 2021 by ghostwriting tweets for venture capitalists, as a side hustle for five hours per week  —  👻 Ghostwriting tweets for venture capitalists is the side hustle of the founder of a tech startup (who asked to remain anonymous). Last year he made about $200,000. Here's how he did it, as told to Insider's @Schwartzesque. 👇 https://www.businessinsider.com/ ...
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Signal plans to phase out SMS and MMS support from its Android app; users have “several months to transition away from SMS” and export messages to another app  —  Signal says it will start to phase out SMS and MMS message support from its Android app to streamline the user experience and prioritize security and privacy.
Washington Post:
A look at efforts by Google, Signal, Tor, and others to help Iranian protestors evade censorship; the White House prodded tech companies and relaxed sanctions  —  Though Yasmin Green fled Iran with her parents at 3 years old, she has never been more involved in the struggles of its people.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
A look at Google's Project Starline 3D video chat booths, as Google plans to install them for some enterprise partners, such as Salesforce, WeWork, and T-Mobile  —  Project Starline is the real deal.  It makes a virtual call feel like a one-on-one conversation.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
NYC-based NorthOne, which offers digital banking services for small business owners, raised a $67M Series B, bringing its total funding to $90.3M  —  It's common knowledge, especially to those who work in financial services, that the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased demand for digital banking globally.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: the EU could file antitrust charges against Google over its ad business in early 2023, putting the company at risk of its fourth €1B+ fine  —  Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google could face antitrust charges next year over its digital advertising business, with EU regulators frustrated …

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