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November 17, 2022, 7:30 AM

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Kelsey Piper / Vox:
A chat via DM with SBF on why regulators “make everything worse”, FTX and Alameda's “messy accounting”, why he regrets filing for bankruptcy, ethics, and more  —  The fallen crypto CEO on what went wrong, why he did what he did, and what lies he told along the way.
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Congress, slow to move on regulating crypto, becomes transfixed by FTX's collapse, as lawmakers wonder if the crisis could have been prevented  —  The stunning collapse of the world's third-largest exchange has forced lawmakers to reckon with the costs of legislative inaction
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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Microsoft rolls out Discord voice chat integration to all Xbox users after an Insiders test; PlayStation will reportedly get deeper Discord integration in 2023  —  Microsoft is now rolling out the Xbox November update, which includes a heap of useful features.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Evernote agrees to be acquired by Milan-based app developer Bending Spoons, in a transaction expected to close in early 2023; Evernote has raised $290M to date  —  Evernote, the note-taking and task management app founded over 20 years ago, has been acquired by Milan-based app developer Bending Spoons.
Peter White / Deadline:
Apple plans to launch its Major League Soccer Season Pass on February 1 for $15/month or $99/season and $13/month or $79/season for Apple TV+ subscribers  —  Apple has unveiled more plans for its launch of Major League Soccer (MLS).  —  The streamer has revealed the pricing and launch details …
Bloomberg:
NetEase and Blizzard plan to end their 14-year partnership after January 2023, leaving Chinese players' access to games like Warcraft and Overwatch in question  —  NetEase Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment Inc. plan to end their 14-year partnership after January, depriving the Chinese firm …
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
The Australian Securities Exchange drops its blockchain project announced in 2017 to replace its settlement and clearing system, causing a $165M-$172M write-off  —  - The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is dropping a long-in-the-making blockchain-powered replacement for its CHESS settlement and clearing system.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Meta appoints Sandhya Devanathan to lead its India business, starting January 1, following several high-profile departures; Devanathan joined Meta in 2016  —  Meta has appointed Sandhya Devanathan as the new head of its India business following several high-profile departures in the key overseas market.
Financial Times:
The UK blocks the sale of Newport Wafer Fab to Nexperia, owned by China's Wingtech, on national security grounds and orders Nexperia to divest 86% of Newport  —  Months of wrangling over chipmaker sees deal with China-owned company thwarted on national security grounds
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Nvidia and Microsoft sign a multiyear deal to build an AI supercomputer in the cloud, making Azure the first public cloud to incorporate Nvidia's full AI stack  —  Nvidia and Microsoft announced Wednesday a multi-year collaboration to build an AI supercomputer in the cloud, adding tens of thousands of Nvidia GPUs to Microsoft Azure.
Pew Research Center:
A survey of US teens on social media: 80% feel closer to friends and 71% like showing creativity; 59% are neutral on its overall impact; girls report more drama  —  Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms

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