October 17, 2022, 8:35 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Parler agrees to be acquired by Ye, formerly Kanye West, to create “an uncancelable ecosystem where all voices are welcome”; the deal is set to close in Q4 2022  —  Kanye West, the musician also known as Ye, is buying Parler, a social media platform that styles itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter.
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Noah Smith / Noahpinion:
Analysis: why the Biden administration's sweeping export controls on China's chip sector happened now and how they could usher in a new global economic paradigm  —  Now it's on.  —  “You come at the king, you best not miss.” — Omar Little  —  In a post back in August …
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Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Netflix rolls out a feature globally to let users transfer all their personalized viewing data to a new account, ahead of a crackdown on account sharing in 2023  —  Netflix is making it easier for people to disentangle their personal viewing data: The streaming service is rolling …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
TikTok plans to raise the age requirement for hosting a livestream from 16 to 18 on November 23 and let hosts limit their livestreams to adult-only audiences  —  TikTok is updating its livestream system to limit kids from going live and to allow streamers to only reach adults.
Ann-Marie Alcántara / Wall Street Journal:
A look at Gas, an iOS app for teens to “gas each other up”; Data.AI: Gas had 500K+ downloads since its August launch, despite being limited to a few US states  —  Gas is topping Apple's App Store charts despite being limited to a handful of states  —  TBH was hot.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Filing: Texas' securities regulator is investigating crypto exchange FTX US over allegations the company offers unregistered yield-bearing securities products  —  Texas securities regulator's director said he set up a yield-bearing account on FTX US, despite identifying his address as being located within the U.S.
Stability AI raised a $101M seed, a source says at a ~$1B valuation, and its CEO says Stable Diffusion has 10M DAUs and its web app DreamStudio has 1.5M+ users  —  The parent company of Stable Diffusion, an artificial intelligence tool that makes digital art, has reached unicorn status …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Mastercard partners with Paxos to let financial institutions offer cryptocurrency trading to their clients; PayPal already uses Paxos to offer a similar service  —  - Mastercard is launching a program to let financial institutions offer cryptocurrency trading to their clients.

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