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November 19, 2022, 7:45 PM

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Financial Times:
FTX CEO John Ray III plans to attempt to sell or reorganize its businesses after a review found many of its subsidiaries have “solvent balance sheets”  —  Many of collapsed crypto group's subsidiaries have ‘solvent balance sheets’, John Ray III says
Wall Street Journal:
FTX says it has fired CTO Gary Wang, engineering director Nishad Singh, and Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison  —  The three executives and Mr. Bankman-Fried are said to have known FTX was using customer funds to plug a funding gap  —  FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange launched by Sam Bankman-Fried …
Herb Scribner / Axios:
Elon Musk is running a Twitter poll on reinstating Trump, after saying in October that Twitter plans a “content moderation council” to make such decisions  —  Elon Musk dropped a 24-hour poll on his own Twitter feed Friday night asking whether or not to reinstate former President Trump to the social media platform.
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
A court filing from Epic's lawsuit shows Google allegedly agreed to pay ~$360M over three years to keep Activision Blizzard from launching its own app store  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google has struck at least 24 deals with big app developers to stop them from competing with its Play Store …
TechCrunch:
India's new draft data protection bill proposes allowing cross-border data transfer with certain countries, unlike an earlier version which imposed restrictions  —  India has proposed a new comprehensive data privacy law that will mandate how companies handle data of its citizens …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Ripple says it is effectively “operating outside of the US” due to its legal fight with the SEC and is seeking a license in Ireland to drive EU expansion  —  - Ripple is expanding its presence in the EU, where it plans to “passport” its services through an entity in Ireland, General Counsel Stuart Alderoty told CNBC.
The Verge:
Hundreds of Twitter employees post farewell messages and salute emojis in Slack and tweets, announcing their resignations after Elon Musk's “hardcore” ultimatum  —  Musk gave Twitter staff a deadline to say if they are staying for his cultural reset of the company.
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New York Times:
A look at South Korean conglomerate Naver's experiments with a fleet of ~100 office robots, including efforts to make employees comfortable with their presence  —  Naver, a South Korean internet firm, is trying to introduce robots into the world of cubicles and conference rooms without making employees uncomfortable.

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