Todd Spangler / Variety:
TikTok says it now has 1B MAUs — TikTok says it has crossed a key milestone: The social video app claims it now counts more than 1 billion monthly active users. — TikTok is the successor to Musical.ly, the short-form video app that was acquired by Chinese internet giant ByteDance in 2017 …
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Tesla begins letting drivers request its “Full Self-Driving” beta, prompting criticism from regulators and safety advocates — The software update was beamed to Tesla cars over-the-air early Saturday morning. — SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla began letting owners request its …
Apple suppliers like Eson Precision Engineering, Unimicron Technology, and Concraft Holding halt production as China tightens its energy consumption policy — Weeklong stoppages to hit peak season for electronics goods including latest iPhone — An Apple Store in Beijing sells the new Apple iPhone 13.
Cory Doctorow / Communications of the ACM:
To limit the power of Big Tech, regulators should look to mandate interoperability, which will empower users and could spark more competition — Tech´s market concentration—summed up brilliantly by Tom Eastman, a New Zealand software developer, as the transformation of the Internet into …
Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Cryptocurrency exchanges Huobi and Binance have stopped letting traders use mainland China mobile numbers to register new accounts — - Binance, Huobi won´t allow new sign-ups via China phones — Steps come after missive from PBOC about crypto transactions
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Source: Google Cloud Platform to cut its revenue share from 20% to 3% when customers buy third-party software on its cloud marketplace — - Google is matching Microsoft´s revenue share terms for purchases of third-party software through cloud marketplaces.
Rest of World:
Survey of ~5,000 gig workers across 15 countries: over 60% say they are financially satisfied but most want out of the job within a year — A survey of nearly 5,000 gig workers in 15 countries compares the experience of platform work worldwide. — Platforms were supposed to set workers free.
Anushree Dave / Bloomberg:
Nomad Health, an online health care jobs marketplace, raised $63M in equity and debt led by Adams Street Partners, source says at a $260M valuation — - Digital marketplace aims to help job market disrputed by Covid — Adams Street Partners leads equity and debt financing
Rafi Letzter / The Verge:
A viral TikTok video from July caused many young women to use Prolific, a survey website for scientists, skewing the demographic data for thousands of studies — Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager.
Ian Carlos Campbell / The Verge:
Twitter is seeking feedback for two potential new features, “Filter” and “Limit”, both of which will hide offensive or harmful replies — It´s not yet a real feature, but it is an interesting idea — Twitter is looking for input on two new potential features …