December 15, 2022, 5:35 PM

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Kellen Browning / New York Times:
Amazon Games plans to publish Crystal Dynamics' next Tomb Raider, marking Amazon's first major, single-player game, currently in early development  —  The title will be the first major single-player game for Amazon.  It is a coup for the retail giant, which has struggled to gain traction with its video game business.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Microsoft quietly updates its TOS to prohibit crypto mining on Azure and other services without “prior written approval”, citing “disruption or even impairment”  —  Windows giant fears coin crafting may upend its servers  —  UPDATED Microsoft has quietly banned cryptocurrency mining …
Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Five agency executives say Netflix is delivering ~80% of the expected viewers for its ad-supported tier and structured its ad deals to release any unspent money  —  For as quickly as Netflix brought its ad-supported tier to market, the streamer's advertising business is off to a slow start.
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Filing: Elon Musk sells 22M Tesla shares, worth almost $3.6B, his fourth sale since his Twitter takeover bid and third since tweeting “no further TSLA sales”  —  Billionaire has sold $23bn of stock in EV group since announcing Twitter takeover  —  Elon Musk has offloaded another tranche …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Internal FTX documentation: a GitHub account bearing the name of former engineering director Nishad Singh authored code to hide Alameda's ballooning liabilities  —  A GitHub account bearing the name of former FTX executive Nishad Singh authored code that hid Alameda Research's ballooning liabilities …
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David Klepper / Associated Press:
CCDH: when researchers liked self-harm and eating disorder videos on TikTok in the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia, the app recommended more similar content  —  TikTok's algorithms are promoting videos about self-harm and eating disorders to vulnerable teens, according to a report published Wednesday …
An analysis of weekly realized gains and losses of personal crypto wallets in 2022: UST caused $20.5B in losses, Celsius and 3AC caused $33B, and FTX caused $9B  —  Allow us to state the obvious: There's been a lot of doom and gloom in conversations around cryptocurrency over the last month.
Paul J. Davies / Bloomberg:
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Google finishes rolling out the Matter smart home standard to Android and Nest, following Apple and Samsung; Amazon plans to support Matter by the end of 2022  —  Google announced today that it has completed the initial rollout of Matter to its Google Nest products and Android OS.
Al Weaver / The Hill:
The US Senate unanimously passes the No TikTok on Government Devices Act over security concerns about China-based ByteDance, after 13 states set similar bans  —  The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would ban the use of TikTok on government phones and devices as part …
Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
A look at The Managerial Revolution, a book from 1941 predicting the “managerial class” supplanting capitalists, which could help explain Elon Musk's Twitter  —  The long shadow of James Burnham's The Managerial Revolution.  —  Since the launch of the so-called “Twitter Files” …
Taryn Plumb / VentureBeat:
Amazon Web Services, Meta, Microsoft, TomTom, and the Linux Foundation launch the Overture Maps Foundation, aiming to build interoperable, open-source map data  —  Think about it: Maps are fundamental to human evolution, exploration, innovation.  —  Since the first maps were drawn up in the 5th …
Financial Times:
The US Commerce Department puts 36 Chinese companies on its entity list, including chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies and AI chipmaker Cambricon  —  ‘Entity list’ changes are focused on limiting development of advanced chips in China  —  The US has placed three dozen Chinese companies …
Sebastian Moss / DCD:
Sources: Meta reviews some of its 11 in-development data center projects globally and lays off a Danish contractor, as part of a design change for AI workloads  —  As it plans radical shift to AI data centers  —  Meta is reviewing a number of under-construction data center projects around …
Keith Zhai / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: aiming for 5%+ economic growth in 2023, Chinese officials reassess their tech policies and plan to close lengthy investigations into internet companies  —  Senior officials are setting a robust GDP growth target of more than 5% for next year as they loosen Covid rules and de-emphasize ideology
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Alexander Martin / The Record:
Meta reports taking down 200+ coordinated inauthentic behavior operations since 2016, spread across over 100 countries, most focused on their domestic audience  —  Six years on from the shock discovery of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election — and in the face …
About 200 companies in China and Hong Kong, including Alibaba and, no longer face the threat of a US delisting after US inspectors reviewed their audits  —  About 200 companies based in China and Hong Kong are no longer facing an acute threat of being booted off American stock exchanges, sending shares surging.

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