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November 15, 2022, 6:25 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk fired at least two Twitter engineers who publicly criticized him on the social network, in one case announcing the firing in a tweet  —  Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk, who has called himself a “free speech absolutist,” has resorted to firing company engineers who publicly criticize him on the social-media service.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
A look at a document from Twitter's trust and safety team on November 1 detailing how the Blue subscription could be abused, largely ignored in a rush to launch  —  Employees and advertisers keep warning him about the risks of changes he's making to Twitter — but he's not listening
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
The New York Times' bizarre SBF profile presents the disgraced founder through a gauzy lens, fails to challenge him, and gives him the benefit of the doubt  —  FTX filed for bankruptcy on Friday, leaving reasonable people to wonder how a cryptocurrency platform founded in 2019 …
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
An analysis of FTX's nightmare balance sheet and Serum, an FTX-created coin and protocol, marked as the largest “deliverable” asset at ~$5.4B before November 8  —  The box  —  There is so much, but I want to start with Serum.  —  If a troubled company has a few days …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
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Karen Weise / New York Times:
Sources: Amazon plans to cut ~10,000 corporate and tech jobs, or ~3% of its corporate staff and the largest cuts in its history, starting as soon as this week  —  The job cuts of approximately 10,000, which would start as soon as this week, would focus on the company's devices organization, retail division and human resources.
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Bloomberg:
Microsoft publishes its first Xbox transparency report on content moderation, revealing the company took action against 4.3M+ inauthentic accounts in H1 2022  —  Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox released its first transparency report on Monday, detailing how the gaming giant moderates its 3 billion global players.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Google agrees to a record $391.5M privacy settlement with 40 state AGs over charges the company misled users into thinking they had disabled location tracking  —  Under the agreement, which state attorneys general said was the largest U.S. internet privacy settlement, Google must …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft launches a preview of Supply Chain Center, a command center to help monitor supply chains with data from Oracle, SAP, and others, and its own tools  —  Microsoft Corp. unveiled software that will help customers track and coordinate supply-chain systems by combining data …
Kim Bhasin / Bloomberg:
Nike announces virtual sneaker store and trading platform .SWOOSH and plans to launch its first collection in January 2023; registrations open on November 18  —  Nike Inc. is opening an online store and trading platform for virtual sneakers as management pumps investment into the metaverse.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:

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