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August 22, 2023, 12:30 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
To appease the UK, Microsoft restructures its Activision deal by agreeing to sell off Activision cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft; the UK CMA will now investigate  —  Microsoft is restructuring its proposed Activision Blizzard deal to transfer cloud gaming rights for current and new Activision Blizzard games to Ubisoft.
Kylie Robison / Fortune:
Elon Musk says that X plans to remove preview headlines from posts linking to articles, so that the previews show only the article's lead image and the URL  —  X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter, is planning a major change in how news articles appear on the service …
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Nick Clegg says Meta now lets Instagram and Facebook users opt out of its recommendation algorithms for Reels, Stories, Search, and more, to comply with EU DSA  —  Instagram and Facebook users in Europe are getting more options to opt out of Meta's recommendation algorithms, the company has explained in a blog post today.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases a public preview of Python in Excel, which will run Python calculations in Azure, first on Windows and then other platforms “at a later date”  —  Microsoft is bringing popular programming language Python to Excel.  A public preview of the feature is available today …
Dave James / PC Gamer:
Nvidia announces DLSS 3.5 with AI-powered ray reconstruction, designed to recognize patterns within a noisy image for better clarity, available on RTX GPUs  —  Bringing AI to bear on those noisy traced rays.  —  Nvidia has announced a gorgeous new update to its Deep Learning Super Sampling technology.
CNBC:
SoftBank's Arm files to list on the Nasdaq and reports $524M net income on $2.68B in FY 2023 revenue, down 1% YoY from $2.7B; the company wants the ticker ARM  —  - 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 …
Avram Piltch / Tom's Hardware:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Meta plans to roll out a more capable web app for Threads in the next few days, offering the ability to post, interact with other posts, and look at the feed  —  Meta is finally launching a much more capable web app for Threads, the company announced on Tuesday.
New York Times:
Three Waymo robotaxi rides in San Francisco: two avoided traffic, another didn't, the Waymo One app works like Uber, and the first experience can be confusing  —  On Monday, Waymo began letting the public pay for rides in its driverless cars in San Francisco.
Katie Roof / Bloomberg:
Ramp, which offers credit cards and expense management tools, raised $300M at a $5.8B valuation from Founders Fund and others, down from $8.1B in March 2022  —  - Firm raises $300 million from Founders Fund, Thrive, others  — Startup valued at $8.1 billion in financing last year
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