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    London-based Palta, which develops health and wellness apps, raises $100M Series B led by Per Brillioth at VNV Global

    Mike Butcher / TechCrunch: London-based Palta, which develops health and wellness apps, raises $100M Series B...

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    The confusing language in the infrastructure bill's crypto provision suggests that nearly any entity in crypto is a broker and must collect their users' data

    Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation: The confusing language in the infrastructure bill's crypto provision suggests...

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    Latin America now has at least 23 unicorns, which collectively have raised $15B+, with 15 raising VC this year; 40% of all VC funding in 2020 went into fintech

    Joanna Glasner / Crunchbase News: Latin America now has at least 23 unicorns, which collectively have...

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    Australian court rules AI can be considered an inventor on patent filings, days after South Africa granted a patent in which AI was designated as the inventor

    Simon Sharwood / The Register: Australian court rules AI can be considered an inventor on patent...

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    Novakid, an app that offers online English language classes to kids aged 4-12, raises $35M Series B led by Owl Ventures and Goodwater Capital

    Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch: Novakid, an app that offers online English language classes to kids aged...

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    South Korean game developer Netmarble says it will acquire Hong Kong-based SpinX Games, which develops social casino games, for $2.19B

    Joyce Lee / Reuters: South Korean game developer Netmarble says it will acquire Hong Kong-based SpinX...

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    Twitter partners with Reuters and the AP, who will provide context and highlight links from trusted sources for Trends, Moments, Search, and more

    Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter partners with Reuters and the AP, who will provide context and...

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    The French government found proof of Pegasus malware on three French journalists' phones and has referred its findings to the Paris public prosecutor's office

    Kim Willsher / The Guardian: The French government found proof of Pegasus malware on three French...

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    A look at Fuck You Pay Me, a Glassdoor-like service where creators can review brands they have worked with and share ad rates

    Taylor Lorenz / New York Times: A look at Fuck You Pay Me, a Glassdoor-like service...

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    Microsoft's desktop-as-a-service Windows 365 Cloud PC is generally available and costs between $20 to $162 per user per month, based on cores, RAM, and storage

    Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's desktop-as-a-service Windows 365 Cloud PC is generally available and costs...

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    Facebook to require all US on-campus staff to wear masks starting on Aug. 4, regardless of vaccination status, citing rising COVID cases and local regulations

    Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC: Facebook to require all US on-campus staff to wear masks starting on...

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    Finite State, a supply chain security startup that helps uncover security flaws in device firmware, lands $30M Series B led by Energize Ventures

    Carly Page / TechCrunch: Finite State, a supply chain security startup that helps uncover security flaws...

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    An in-depth look at the political motivations behind China's tech crackdown, as Xi pursues progressive authoritarianism at the expense of international capital

    Bloomberg: An in-depth look at the political motivations behind China's tech crackdown, as Xi pursues progressive...

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    Google's Rick Osterloh demos Pixel 6's Tensor SoC, which enables real-time object detection and HDR in videos as well as real-time translation and live captions

    Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo: Google's Rick Osterloh demos Pixel 6's Tensor SoC, which enables real-time object...

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    Google unveils Pixel 6, with 6.4'' 90Hz display, and Pixel 6 Pro, with 6.7'' 120Hz display and 4x optical zoom, with a Google-designed Tensor SoC, coming in fall

    Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Google unveils Pixel 6, with 6.4" 90Hz display, and Pixel 6...

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    Matrixport, led by Bitmain founder Wu Jihan, which offers crypto financial services, raises $100M+ Series C, and says a second tranche is to come

    Zheping Huang / Bloomberg: Matrixport, led by Bitmain founder Wu Jihan, which offers crypto financial services,...

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    Square reports Q2 revenue of $4.88B, up 143% YoY, while its Cash App service's bitcoin yearly revenue was $2.72B, up 200%

    Greg Ahlstrand / CoinDesk: Square reports Q2 revenue of $4.88B, up 143% YoY, while its Cash...

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    Indian online insurance aggregator Policybazaar files for IPO, seeks to raise $809M and says it may raise about $100M in a pre-IPO round

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Indian online insurance aggregator Policybazaar files for IPO, seeks to raise $809M...

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    Profile of Netflix's head of movies Scott Stuber, who has grown original film output from 21 in 2016 to 70+ in 2021, as it makes deals with Spielberg and others

    Brent Lang / Variety: Profile of Netflix's head of movies Scott Stuber, who has grown original...

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    Bangalore-based online learning startup Unacademy raises $440M round led by Temasek at a $3.44B valuation

    Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Bangalore-based online learning startup Unacademy raises $440M round led by Temasek at...

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    Filings: Starlink has secured a license to build a satellite ground station on the Isle of Man, aiming to provide “blanket coverage” across Great Britain

    Francis Agustin / Insider: Filings: Starlink has secured a license to build a satellite ground station...

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    Report: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok failed to act on 84% of posts spreading anti-Semitism reported via their own complaint systems

    Maya Wolfe-Robinson / The Guardian: Report: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok failed to act on...

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    Square says it's buying Australia-based buy now, pay later service Afterpay for $29B in an all-stock deal, paying a 30% premium on Afterpay's last closing

    Reuters: Square says it's buying Australia-based buy now, pay later service Afterpay for $29B in an...

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    Some K-pop stars are bypassing Twitter and Facebook to create platforms for fans, like Universe, which features AI-generated voice calls with the idols

    Stitch / The Verge: Some K-pop stars are bypassing Twitter and Facebook to create platforms for...

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    Zoom agrees to pay $85M and bolster its security practices to settle a class action lawsuit over alleged user privacy violations and Zoombombing

    Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Zoom agrees to pay $85M and bolster its security practices to settle...

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    Profile of Bored Ape Yacht Club, an NFT collection that sold for $2M+ in April, spawned a collector community, and has since seen ~$100M in trading activity

    Kyle Chayka / New Yorker: Profile of Bored Ape Yacht Club, an NFT collection that sold...

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    How the radical environmental themes of the game Final Fantasy VII, released in 1997 for the original PlayStation, influenced a generation of environmentalists

    Stephen K. Hirst / Ars Technica: How the radical environmental themes of the game Final Fantasy...

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    After a decade of online identities coming under increasingly centralized control, online anonymity is starting to look like a threatened privilege than a right

    John Herrman / New York Times: After a decade of online identities coming under increasingly centralized...

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    Qualtrics to acquire Virginia-based Clarabridge, which offers AI-powered customer experience management tools, for $1.125B in stock

    Stephen Nellis / Reuters: Qualtrics to acquire Virginia-based Clarabridge, which offers AI-powered customer experience management tools,...

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    SolCyber, which offers endpoint detection and response services, comes out of stealth with $20M Series A led by ForgePoint Capital

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: SolCyber, which offers endpoint detection and response services, comes out of stealth...

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    FRISS, which provides automated fraud and risk detection technology for property and casualty insurance companies, raises $65M Series B led by Accel-KKR

    Vishal Singh / Silicon Canals: FRISS, which provides automated fraud and risk detection technology for property...

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    Replicated, which sells tools that help software makers create and deploy on-premises versions of their applications, raises $50M Series C led by Owl Rock

    Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE: Replicated, which sells tools that help software makers create and deploy on-premises...

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    Cyolo, which is developing zero trust security tech to enable users to securely access their organization's apps, servers, and files, raises $21M Series A

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Cyolo, which is developing zero trust security tech to enable users to...

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    Medical imaging startup Exo, which aims to commercialize its AI-powered point-of-care workflow software and handheld ultrasound device, raises $220M Series C

    Christine Hall / TechCrunch: Medical imaging startup Exo, which aims to commercialize its AI-powered point-of-care workflow...

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    Mercury, which offers banking services to startups, raises $120M Series B, including a $5M allotment for crowdfunding, led by Coatue at a $1.62B valuation

    Joe Burns / FinLedger: Mercury, which offers banking services to startups, raises $120M Series B, including...

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    Rey, which uses VR-based tools powered by OxfordVR to provide on-demand mental health care services, raises $26M Series A, three months after launching

    Rashi Shrivastava / Forbes: Rey, which uses VR-based tools powered by OxfordVR to provide on-demand mental...

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    Microsoft is avoiding antitrust scrutiny by rebranding itself as nice and boring, even as it reverts to some of the behaviors that led to prosecution the '90s

    Molly Wood / The Atlantic: Microsoft is avoiding antitrust scrutiny by rebranding itself as nice and...

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    Many viewers are experiencing the Olympics primarily through TikTok, with some of the most-watched videos coming not from NBC but from athletes themselves

    Tatum Hunter / Washington Post: Many viewers are experiencing the Olympics primarily through TikTok, with some...

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    How Apple became an “antifragile” company, by building a diverse portfolio of products and performing even stronger during the pandemic than it did before

    Josh Centers / TidBITS: How Apple became an “antifragile” company, by building a diverse portfolio of...

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    UK's CMA launches an inquiry into Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer, investigating whether the deal violates the UK's Enterprise Act 2002

    Jaime Llinares Taboada / MarketWatch: UK's CMA launches an inquiry into Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer, investigating...

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    A look at the debate over Spotify's Discovery Mode, whereby artists are prioritized for reduced royalties, a key way for Spotify to improve margins

    Anna Nicolaou / Financial Times: A look at the debate over Spotify's Discovery Mode, whereby artists...

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    Apple removes Unjected, a social app for “unvaxxed friendly”, citing COVID-19 misinfo; Unjected removed social feed from its Android app after a Google warning

    Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg: Apple removes Unjected, a social app for “unvaxxed friendly”, citing COVID-19 misinfo;...

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    48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC to ban corporate facial surveillance technology, continuous corporate surveillance of public space

    Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE: 48 civil rights and advocacy groups join in asking the FTC...

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    Snap says a technical issue has impacted some Snapchat users after ~125K reported problems on Downdetector, adds that it is working on a fix

    Jay Peters / The Verge: Snap says a technical issue has impacted some Snapchat users after...

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    Source: NSO Group has temporarily blocked several government clients globally from using its technology as the company investigates their possible misuse

    Daniel Estrin / NPR: Source: NSO Group has temporarily blocked several government clients globally from using...

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    Amazon Kindle devices with built-in 3G won't be able to download e-books via cellular connection in the US starting in December as carriers switch off 2G and 3G

    Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge: Amazon Kindle devices with built-in 3G won't be able to...

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    A look at the fallout from the Activision Blizzard suit, as the company confirms it fired WoW lead for misconduct last year and hires “union-busting” law firm

    Nick Statt / Protocol: A look at the fallout from the Activision Blizzard suit, as the...

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    Profile of Israeli surveillance startup Paragon, funded with $5-10M from US-based Battery, which sources say allows police to hack encrypted messaging apps

    Thomas Brewster / Forbes: Profile of Israeli surveillance startup Paragon, funded with $5-10M from US-based Battery,...

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    Researchers detail a never-before-seen attack against Iran's train system and transport ministry from a new threat actor using a reusable wiper called Meteor

    Jonathan Greig / ZDNet: Researchers detail a never-before-seen attack against Iran's train system and transport ministry...

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    Canada proposes the creation of a digital safety commissioner role to oversee violations of new harmful online content rules and issue penalties to platforms

    Kieran Leavitt / Toronto Star: Canada proposes the creation of a digital safety commissioner role to...