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Parallels Desktop 16 adds support for Big Sur, 3D in Metal, and zoom and rotate gestures on multitouch trackpads, and claims 20% faster DirectX performance (Samuel Axon/Ars Technica)

Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Parallels Desktop 16 adds support for Big Sur, 3D in Metal, and zoom and rotate gestures on multitouch trackpads, and claims 20% faster DirectX performance  —  Windows on Apple Silicon is still a question mark, though.  —  Parallels Desktop 16 launched on the Mac today.

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Incomlend, which operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, raises $20M Series A led by Sequoia Capital India (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Incomlend, which operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors, raises $20M Series A led by Sequoia Capital India  —  Incomlend, a Singapore-headquartered startup that operates a trading platform to connect exporters and importers with investors …

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SoftBank reports quarterly net profit of ~$12B, up 12% YoY, and a $2.8B gain in Vision Fund; by July, Vision Fund's $75.2B in investments was worth $71.5B (Sam Nussey/Reuters)

Sam Nussey / Reuters:
SoftBank reports quarterly net profit of ~$12B, up 12% YoY, and a $2.8B gain in Vision Fund; by July, Vision Fund’s $75.2B in investments was worth $71.5B  —  TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp broke with tradition on Tuesday and declined to disclose operating profit in its quarterly results …

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Google rolls out virtual business cards in Google Search in India with links to user's website and social media profiles and optionally, phone number and email (Lauren Clark/Official Google India Blog)

Lauren Clark / Official Google India Blog:
Google rolls out virtual business cards in Google Search in India with links to user’s website and social media profiles and optionally, phone number and email  —  If you search for famous people on Google, it’s easy to find information about well-known personalities: search their names …

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Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes  —  At one point, the group ran almost a quarter of all Tor exit nodes.  Group still controls 10% of all Tor exit nodes today.

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Gogo says it's trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had "extensive discussions with multiple parties" (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)

Sean O’Kane / The Verge:
Gogo says it’s trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had “extensive discussions with multiple parties”  —  It supplies major airlines like Delta, United, and Alaska  —  In-flight internet provider Gogo is trying to sell …

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According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible (Matthew Keys/The Desk)

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible  —  Amazon will incorporate free podcasts into its Amazon Music and Audible products, according to a confidential email distributed to podcast producers on Monday.

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Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as $850M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:
Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as $850M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month  —  American Express Co. is in advanced talks to buy the online small-business lender Kabbage Inc., which is backed by investors including Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp …

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Amazon says that 1M+ Prime subscribers in India shopped from SMB partners in the 14 days leading up to Prime Day (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon says that 1M+ Prime subscribers in India shopped from SMB partners in the 14 days leading up to Prime Day  —  Amazon has amassed at least 1 million subscribers for its Prime loyalty service in India, the e-commerce giant revealed today in a long rundown of how its platform fared during …

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Sources: an internal Facebook probe into QAnon shows the size of the conspiracy theory's community: millions of members and followers across thousands of Groups (NBC News)

NBC News:
Sources: an internal Facebook probe into QAnon shows the size of the conspiracy theory’s community: millions of members and followers across thousands of Groups  —  An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers …

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