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November 20, 2022, 3:25 PM

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Reuters:
Twitter reinstates Trump's account, after Elon Musk ran a Twitter poll where 51.8% of 15M+ users voted yes to reinstatement, saying “the people have spoken”  —  Donald Trump on Saturday said he had no interest in returning to Twitter even as a slim majority voted in favor …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the dispute between FTX's new management and Bahamian regulators over who should control the company's assets, and how the fight may affect customers  —  Liquidators in the Bahamas are embroiled in a dispute with FTX over who has control over crypto assets held in the country
Paul Tassi / Forbes:
Twitter's automated copyright strike system appears to be broken, as users upload full movies; some accounts with viral tweets were later suspended  —  While Twitter, the website, remains online and has not simply collapsed after the vast majority of workers were fired or resigned under Elon Musk …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Elon Musk's changes at Twitter threaten to set up a showdown with Apple and Google over in-app purchases for subscriptions and content moderation issues  —  Elon Musk's plan to turn Twitter into more of a subscription service threatens to set up a showdown with Apple and Google.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Microsoft brings SwiftKey back to the iOS App Store citing “customer feedback”, after delisting the keyboard app on October 5, 2022  —  Microsoft's SwiftKey keyboard has unexpectedly returned to the App Store.  The company officially discontinued support for the keyboard and removed …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Interviews with more than 24 people involved in the AT&T/Time Warner merger, including Jeff Bewkes and Randall Stephenson, detail how it went disastrously awry  —  At Time Warner, executives saw AT&T as just a “big phone company from Texas.”  At AT&T, they thought Hollywood would play by their rules.
John Herrman / New York Magazine:
FTX users flock to Telegram to reckon with their potential losses, where some say they believed FTX's links to the US made it unusually safe  —  The losers — and scammers — are flooding Telegram.  —  It's early November.  You're into crypto.  It has probably been a rough few months …

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