Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Apple issues new App Store Guidelines, including letting developers contact users about other payment methods as part of an earlier agreement with US developers  —  Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines which include three key changes.  One of the changes is the result …

Sean Hollister / The Verge: MagSafe wireless charging continues to underwhelm a year after its release, due to Apple’s lack of foresight and a limited ecosystem  —  Apple’s charging ecosystem keeps revealing its limitations  —  One year ago yesterday, I wrote how MagSafe could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 12.

Noah Smith / Washington Post: A look at US Cyber Games, jointly founded in April by the US government, academia, and the private sector to find and train candidates for cybersecurity careers  —  As the United States seeks to shore up its defenses against cyberattacks, the government is seeking to harness the skills …

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Spotify says it will let Anchor podcast creators in the US apply to join its programmatic ad marketplace Spotify Audience Network  —  Earlier this year, Spotify introduced its new audio advertising marketplace, the Spotify Audience Network, which allows advertisers to reach audiences across …

Kate Rooney / CNBC: Commonstock, a social network for retail traders that requires them to link their brokerage account before posting about their investments, raises $25M Series A  —  – Commonstock is a relatively new social media platform dedicated to financial markets.  It requires traders to link …

Kim Lyons / The Verge: Retailer Neiman Marcus says it notified 4.6M customers that their personal info, including credit card numbers, may have been exposed in a May 2020 data breach  —  The retailer told 4.6 million customers their personal information including names and credit card data may have been affected

Jordan Novet / CNBC: Zoom says it no longer plans to acquire cloud-based call center software maker Five9, following the FCC’s review of the $14.7B deal on national security grounds  —  – Zoom’s attempted acquisition of cloud contact center software maker failed to win sufficient approval from Five9 shareholders.

The Verge: Facebook shares its internal research about Instagram’s impact on teen mental health reported on by WSJ, with annotations for context  —  The company shared the PDFs Wednesday night  —  Facebook has shared the internal research about the impact of Instagram on teenage mental well-being reported …

Kellen Browning / New York Times: Activision Blizzard settles with the EEOC, which sued it earlier in the day over alleged sexual harassment and discrimination, will create $18M fund for victims  —  The video game publisher Activision Blizzard said Monday that it would pay $18 million in a settlement with a federal employment agency …

Sohini Podder / Reuters: Coding platform GitLab files paperwork for U.S. IPO  —  (Reuters) – GitLab Inc, a coding platform backed by the likes of ICONIQ Capital and Khosla Ventures, filed for an initial public offering in the United States, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.  —  Gitlab did not disclose the terms for its offering.

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Deep Vision, which develops AI accelerator chips and software for edge computing workloads, raises $35M Series B led by Tiger Global  —  The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility.  Register now!  —  Deep Vision, a company developing …

Pieter Haeck / Politico: Dutch judge rules Uber drivers are employees, not self-employed, so Uber will have to pay drivers by the rules of the taxi industry’s collective labor agreement  —  Dutch Uber drivers should be classified as employees rather than self-employed, a Dutch judge ruled on Monday.

Semiconductor Engineering: Q&A with Ann Kelleher, SVP & GM of Technology Development at Intel on the company’s new logic roadmap, lithography, packaging, and process technology  —  Five process nodes in four years, high-NA EUV, 3D-ICs, chiplets, hybrid bonding, and more.  —  Ann Kelleher, senior vice president …

Edd Gent / IEEE Spectrum: Interview with Unreal Engine’s Mark Petit on his view of the Metaverse as an immersive version of the internet, the need to have open standards for it, and more  —  A vast digital mirror world accessible through virtual reality is just around the corner, if you believe the latest pronouncements coming out of Silicon Valley.

MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC: Chainalysis: global cryptocurrency adoption grew 881% YoY, led by Vietnam, India, and Pakistan, according to metrics such as P2P exchange trading volume  —  – Global crypto adoption has taken off in the last year, up 881%, with Vietnam, India and Pakistan firmly in the lead, according to new data from Chainalysis.

Globes Online: Cisco confirms it has acquired Epsagon, an Israel-based cloud application monitoring startup; sources say Cisco will be paying $500M  —  Cisco EVP Liz Centoni: When the acquisition closes, the Epsagon team will join our strategy, incubation and applications group.

Apple Privacy Letter: More than 4,000 individuals and organizations sign an open letter asking Apple to halt the implementation of its proposed content monitoring technology  —  Security & Privacy Experts, Cryptographers, Researchers, Professors, Legal Experts and Apple Consumers Decry Apple’s Planned Move …

Menopause at centre of increasing number of UK employment tribunals  The Guardian

Employment Authority: Vaccine Objections & Trumka’s Legacy  Law360

California employees explore legal action against anti-mask group targeting San Francisco Bay Area businesses  KGO-TV