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-Spotify prompts some users to record reaction podcasts to playlists
-VLC-developer VideoLan says India blocking site endangers its own citizens
-Google's third bet from its Africa Investment Fund is in logistics company Lori Systems
-YC-backed Arc, a digital bank for 'high-growth' SaaS startups, lands $20M Series A
-Guesty books $170M to double down on property management tools for Airbnb and other rental platforms
-Upskilling platform GrowthSpace secures $25M to grow its global business
-How Snipd is using AI to 'unlock knowledge' in podcasts
-India shipping logistics giant Shipyaari exposed customer data

Holocaust activist seems to talk to guests at her funeral
Conversational video tech allowed the late Marina Smith to answer mourners' questions via recordings. 
© 2022 BBCWorld 0:27am 

The fallout begins
The fallout from the Mayor's petulant decision to destroy Tokoroa's most internationally recognised landmark is just starting. 
© 2022 Aardvark 1:27pm 

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-Tech industry reacts to Adam Neumann's a16z-backed return to real estate
-How do I keep my children safe online? Advice from the front lines, including teens themselves
-Uber Eats now delivers office and school suppies
-Android 13 is rolling out to Pixel phones today
-It is possible to DIY solar panels for your home—here's how
-Startup yachts, Adam Neumann and wait what year is it again?
-Apple will pay $30.5 million to California employees who weren't paid while they had their bags searched at work, after a judge OK'd a settlement in the 9-year case
-HBO and HBO Max are reportedly laying off 70 production staffers
-Russia previews its post-ISS space station

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-Amazon sale slashes the price of Kindle Kids and Fire Kids tablets
-A leaked email shows a big reorganization is under way for Amazon's physical stores business
-Polestar will release a production version of its O2 concept convertible in 2026
-Meta launches Horizon Worlds in France and Spain
-Walmart+ members will soon get Paramount+ streaming as part of their subscription
-Holocaust activist seems to talk to guests at her funeral
-Apple requires employees to work out of its offices thrice a week starting in September
-Sequoia India-backed Digit Insurance files for $440 million IPO
-Elon Musk scores a rare win in Twitter acquisition lawsuit as the company is ordered to hand over documents from fired general manager
-Helbiz reports revenue increase but dwindling cash reserves
-SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China's online exporters
-How Tom Brady's robust trademark and brand strategy that spans cookbooks to skincare is setting him up for life after the NFL
-Walmart+, the retailer's Prime competitor, will add Paramount+ access as a new perk
-Signal says third-party data breach exposed 1,900 phone numbers
-YouTube may launch a channel store for streaming services, report says
-DoorDash partners with Meta to test delivery of Facebook Marketplace items
-Bird burns $310M but sees revenue bounce back
-Daily Crunch: Meta backs SMB e-commerce app launched by former Facebook engineering manager
-Can I buy a foldable phone someplace other than Samsung? Apple, Motorola may enter market
-Mycel's mushroom-based biomaterials sprout $10M in funding
-TikTok rolls out a basic in-app, text-to-image AI generator
-a16z says 'WeBack' to WeWork's Neumann with its biggest check ever
-Disney and Marvel will hold a games showcase on September 9th
-Financial startup valuations plummet as market takes closer look at fundamentals
-Amazon's 2022 Fire 7 tablet is 25 percent off for the first time
-Seeking nominations for the top executives in influencer marketing
-Signal says 1,900 users' phone numbers exposed by Twilio breach
-Bumble experiments with group chats, polls and video calls for its new social networking feature, 'Hive'
-The government will soon hand you $4,000 to buy a used electric car. How to navigate the purchase, according to experts.
-Peloton may open its workout content to competing bikes and treadmills
-Layoffs hit HBO Max as 70 employees lose their jobs
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