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August 15, 2023, 4:00 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Devices & Services SVP David Limp, who oversees Alexa, Echo, and other products, plans to leave the company later in 2023; a successor hasn't been named  —  David Limp's retirement will be latest departure from e-commerce giant's leadership under CEO Andy Jassy
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Netflix begins a “limited beta test” of its cloud-streamed games on the web, TVs, and streaming devices from Roku, LG, Amazon, and more, in Canada and the UK  —  Netflix is kicking off the first public tests of its cloud-streamed games. … In a blog post, Netflix VP …
Lorena O'Neil / Rolling Stone:
A look at the years of warnings about AI from researchers, including several women of color, who say we need to take the problems and risks seriously today  —  Today the risks of artificial intelligence are clear — but the warning signs have been there all along  —  T  —  IMNIT GEBRU DIDN'T set out to work in AI.
Haleluya Hadero / Associated Press:
Luc Cohen / Reuters:
In an amended indictment, the US DOJ alleges SBF used money he stole from FTX customers to make $100M+ in political campaign donations before the 2022 midterms  —  Sam Bankman-Fried used money he stole from customers of his FTX cryptocurrency exchange to make more than $100 million …
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Filing: the Biden administration urges SCOTUS to review key parts of Florida's and Texas' laws meant to restrict how social media companies can moderate content  —  - Biden administration urges review of laws in Texas, Florida  — Filing largely backs social media challenges to state laws
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
Coinbase launches the Stand with Crypto Alliance, a US advocacy organization meant to mobilize the crypto community before Congress votes on key legislation  —  - Coinbase launched the “Stand with Crypto Alliance” on Monday, which it says is “crypto's first true grassroots movement that will be organized onchain.”
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Source: CoinDesk lays off 20 people, or 45%, of its editorial team as its parent company, Digital Currency Group, pursues the outlet's sale  —  - Crypto media company CoinDesk has reduced its workforce as parent company DCG's plans to bring in strategic investors.
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
PayPal names Intuit SVP Alex Chriss as its CEO, replacing longtime CEO Dan Schulman on September 27; the board cited Chriss' work acquiring Mailchimp for $12B  —  - Alex Chriss, the executive who runs the small business and self-employed group at Intuit, is the new CEO of PayPal, members of PayPal's board announced Monday.

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