Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Doctors and researchers say social media is contributing to the rise of negative body image issues and eating disorder cases among boys  —  Griffin Henry, a promising young baseball player from Missouri, had his dreams derailed by anorexia  —  Eating disorders are on the rise among boys …

Bloomberg: China is warning state firms to exit cryptocurrency mining and is considering punitive measures for those that do not comply  —  China is warning its own state-owned enterprises to get out of cryptocurrency mining and is considering imposing punitive measures in the form of higher power prices …

Benjamin Pimentel / Protocol: Interview with Expensify CEO David Barrett on wooing investors for the blockbuster IPO, why the company is focused on SMBs, adapting to the pandemic, and more  —  Expensify became the newest IPO blockbuster as the expense management company’s shares rallied more than 52% in its first day of trading Wednesday.

Wolfie Zhao / The Block: Taproot, the first major upgrade to Bitcoin’s code since the introduction of Segregated Witness in 2017, has been activated  —  Taproot, Bitcoin’s long-anticipated code upgrade with a focus on enhancing the network’s privacy and security, has been activated.

Taylor Locke / CNBC: An overview of Taproot, an upgrade to bitcoin that should make transactions more private and less expensive, and is expected to go live in the coming days  —  Taproot, a highly anticipated upgrade to bitcoin, is expected to go into effect in the coming days at block 709,632 — some sources say it’ll go live as soon as Saturday.

Amrith Ramkumar / Wall Street Journal: Gett, which helps companies organize their ride-hailing, taxi, and limousine booking options, is going public via a SPAC merger at a ~$1.1B valuation  —  Company joins with ride-hailing operators to organize transportation options into one platform for corporate customers

Chris Stokel-Walker / Wired UK: Substack touts itself as an alternative to toxic, ad-driven social media, but many of its top earners are polarizing figures who were deplatformed elsewhere  —  The company’s CEO says the old way of social media is broken—but is his alternative much different?

Sandra Upson / Wired: Profile of CryptoPunks, an NFT project founded by two Canadian developers in 2017, which has reached $1.5B in lifetime sales as NFTs explode in popularity  —  When two Canadian coders started an online project called CryptoPunks, they had no idea they’d spark a hyped-up, blockchain-fueled cultural juggernaut.

Reuters: Turkish delivery startup Getir, which promises 10-minute grocery deliveries, launches in Chicago, and plans to roll out in NYC and Boston by the end of 2021  —  Turkey’s ultrafast grocery-delivery company, Getir, said on Thursday it has launched operations in the United States …

Matt Przybyla / VentureBeat: CoreWeave, which offers a specialized cloud service for GPU-based workloads, raises $50M led by Magnetar Capital  —  CoreWeave, a specialized cloud services provider for GPU-based workloads, said it has partnered with GPU giant Nvidia to enable companies to scale their infrastructure, cut costs, and improve efficiencies.

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Streamers are seeking out unscripted TV, including documentaries and reality TV, as a cheaper and popular alternative to the prestige shows they first produced  —  Netflix has grown into the world’s biggest buyer of unscripted programming.  Its competitors are following suit.

Wall Street Journal: A look at Elon Musk’s preplanned moves for Tesla stock, after it fell 12%+ following his weekend Twitter poll where users voted he should sell 10% of his shares  —  Three-days of share disposals come as the billionaire chief executive exercises a large number of stock options

Moneycontrol: Online food delivery platform Zomato invests $175M across Indian startups Shiprocket, Curefit, and Magicpin, and plans to invest $1B in startups over two years  —  Online food delivery platform Zomato on November 10 announced a $175 million investment across three homegrown startups …

Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter: Disney misses Q4 estimates after slower streaming services growth: Disney+ added 2M subscribers to 118M, Hulu added 700K to 39.7M, and ESPN+ added 2.3M to 17.1M  —  The streaming service now has 118 million subscribers, up only 2 million from last quarter.  —  Disney posted muted earnings …

Worth Sparkman / Axios: Arkansas-based Zenwork, which develops tax and regulatory compliance software, raises $162.5M led by Spectrum Equity and says 100,000+ US SMBs use its services  —  A little-known Fayetteville technology company just landed a pile of cash to help it grow.  —  What’s happening …

Rest of World: Journalists and analysts talk of muted reactions to the Facebook Papers over Meta’s failure to stop hate speech and misinformation in the Global South  —  “Very little of what I have read about the papers comes as a surprise.”  —  When news emerged about a leaked trove of documents …

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Nykaa, an Indian e-commerce company for beauty products, rose 89% in its Indian market debut after raising $721M in its IPO, gaining a valuation of $13B  —  Fashion commerce firm Nykaa rose as much as 89% on its Indian market debut Wednesday, gaining a valuation of $13 billion in the nation’s first women-led unicorn listing.

Sean Michael Kerner / SearchDataManagement: Datafold, a data reliability startup that automates the most tedious parts of data engineering workflows, raises a $20M Series A led by NEA and Amplify Partners  —  Data reliability engineering startup Datafold said on Nov. 9 it raised $20 million in a Series A round of funding to help …

Sidney Fussell / Wired: Consumer advocates say buy now, pay later services like Afterpay and Affirm can be especially confusing for younger users and make it easy to get overextended  —  Services such as Afterpay, Affirm, and Klarna are soaring in popularity and valuation.  But consumer advocates say they make it easy to get overextended.

Johana Bhuiyan / The Guardian: Documents show LAPD’s new predictive policing effort is similar to surveillance programs PredPol and Operation Laser that were shut down amid public outcry  —  Documents show how data-driven policing programs reinforced harmful patterns, fueling the over-policing of Black and brown communities