Thursday , June 30 2022

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Microsoft reportedly wants to bring ads to free-to-play Xbox games

The ads supposedly wouldn’t disrupt gameplay

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Today I learned that the FBI has an 83-page guide to internet speak

It made me PIMPL

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Spotify quietly shuts down Greenroom creator fund

The fund was announced in June 2021 to lure creators to Spotify’s Clubhouse competitor

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CDC launches wastewater tool to help show COVID-19 trends

More data will be available through the tool ‘in the coming weeks’

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Spotify says it’s a creator company now

Premium subscribers reached 180 million

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Meta adds 3D avatars to Instagram Stories, with updates for Messenger and Facebook

It’s a step toward the company’s concept of the metaverse

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Crypto.com CEO confirms hundreds of accounts were hacked, hedges on other details

CEO Kris Marszalek and his team were criticized for vague communication around the hack

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Twitter Communities now work on Android

It’s no longer just an iPhone party

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Facebook and Instagram are reportedly exploring plans to make, showcase, and sell NFTs

Get your grandma her own Bored Ape avatar for Facebook

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Verizon’s faster C-band 5G is live and off to a promising start

5G’s benefits just got a lot more real for Verizon customers

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Librarians are coming for podcasts

Plus $100K in podcast money up for grabs

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White House hosts tech summit to discuss open-source security after Log4j

Google, Amazon, Facebook, and others will explore threat landscape for open-source dependencies

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