August 21, 2023, 10:25 PM

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Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Interviews with 30+ of Elon Musk's colleagues and dozens of others detail his growing power, childhood, career, politics, role in Russia's Ukraine war, and more  —  How the U.S. government came to rely on the tech billionaire—and is now struggling to rein him in.
Craig Trudell / Bloomberg:
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
X says it has fixed a bug which, over the weekend, prevented it from displaying many images from before 2014, and that “no images or data were lost”  —  Over the weekend, word spread about a problem affecting old tweets, and eventually, we narrowed it down to anything posted before December 2014 …
Filing: SoftBank's Arm files to list on Nasdaq and reports $524M in net income on $2.68B in revenue in its fiscal 2023, with sales slightly down from 2022  —  - Arm, which is owned by SoftBank, filed on Monday to list on the Nasdaq.  — The U.K.-based chipmaker is looking to go public during …
Miles Kruppa / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube and Universal Music Group partner to explore new products, using music in AI tools, and paying artists whose work is used to make AI-generated content  —  YouTube has recruited Frank Sinatra's estate and other Universal Music Group UMG .39%increase; green up pointing triangle acts …
Leo Schwartz / Fortune:
Coinbase takes a “small” equity stake in Circle as the companies shutter the Centre Consortium, which previously governed the USDC stablecoin  —  On Monday, Coinbase and Circle, the two companies behind USD Coin, settled on new terms that would change the governance and funding of USDC …
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:, which lets people use crypto to buy “shares” of X accounts, hits 100K users, per a database of wallet addresses that has raised privacy concerns  —  The growth correlates with the more than $25 million in revenue generated by the platform since its Aug. 10 launch.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple adds Subscription Analytics to Podcasts, adds more hosts to Delegated Delivery, and integrates its podcast analytics into Linkfire's marketing platform  —  Apple announced today several new updates to its podcast creator tools, including, most notably, the addition …
Dana Hull / Bloomberg:
Maine's attorney general says Tesla's May 2023 data breach impacted 75,735 people, included employee-related records, and was a result of “insider wrongdoing”  —  - Data breach included employee-related records, Maine AG says  — Tesla says two former employees shared info with Handelsblatt

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