October 14, 2022, 10:45 AM

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Luke Plunkett / Kotaku:
Meta says the segment at Connect 2022 announcing the addition of legs to Horizon World avatars in 2023 “featured animations created from motion capture”  —  A subsequent statement from Meta says ‘the segment featured animations created from motion capture’
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on selling the Quest 3 at break-even or a loss, from $300-$500, to grow the ecosystem, missing the shift to TikTok-like feeds, and more  —  This interview was conducted yesterday morning as Meta was broadcasting its pre-recorded Connect keynote.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Alex Marquardt / CNN:
Docs: SpaceX told the Pentagon that it can't donate more Starlink terminals to Ukraine or keep funding the service there indefinitely, and asks for funding  —  Since they first started arriving in Ukraine last spring, the Starlink satellite internet terminals made by Elon Musk's SpaceX …
Washington Post:
A letter to Senate leaders from ~250 industry groups urges a Senate floor vote for FCC nominee Gigi Sohn to end a 21-month deadlock and enable Biden's agenda  —  Almost 250 groups will send a letter Friday to congressional leaders, calling for the Senate to vote to confirm Democratic nominee Gigi Sohn
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:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Crypto broker NYDIG, which raised $1B at a $7B+ valuation in December 2021, laid off ~110 people, about a third of its workforce, in September 2022  —  Company said last year that it had raised $1 billion at a valuation of more than $7 billion  —  NYDIG, the bitcoin trading and banking firm …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter tests letting users control whether others can mention them; if so, the user can pick if mentions can be from anyone or only those they follow  —  Twitter is working on a feature that lets you control who can mention you, with the test version discovered by app researcher …
Coco Liu / Bloomberg:
Study: Chinese netizens are permitted to air environmental concerns and criticize polluters on social media, resulting in lower emissions from some factories  —  In spite of China's intensifying crackdown on political dissent, residents still have plenty of leeway to air their environmental concerns …
Financial Times:
OnlyFans exec Keily Blair says the platform wants to move away from its “secretive” past, engage with lawmakers and journalists, and expand beyond adult content  —  OnlyFans Ltd. executives have mapped out a plan to become more transparent and highlight less-explicit content …

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