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February 24, 2020, 7:30 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Intuit confirms that it is buying Credit Karma for $7.1B in cash and stock, says it plans to keep Credit Karma as a standalone operation  —  The week is kicking off with a major piece of M&A in the world of financial technology startups.  Today Intuit — the accounting …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: Apple will release its first ARM-based Mac in the next 12 to 18 months, using an Apple designed chip instead of an Intel processor  —  Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new analyst note today and the most interesting part of the forecast is that Apple will release its first Mac with its own processor in the first half of 2021.
Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X details: 12 teraflops of GPU performance, up 2x from the Xbox One X; support for 8K gaming; and a “quick resume” feature  —  Next-generation Xbox boasts 12 teraflops GPU  —  Microsoft revealed new details on its next-generation console …
Nick Turner / Bloomberg:
Netflix says it will launch top 10 lists to rank the most popular shows and movies, updated daily, after testing the feature in Mexico and the UK  —  - Top 10 lists will be rolled out after tests in U.K. and Mexico  — New feature will appear in the service and be updated daily
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Huawei updates the MateBook X Pro with Intel's 10th-gen CPUs and a green option, retaining the 13.9" edge-to-edge touchscreen, starting at €1,499 in April  —  A new paint job for 2020  —  Huawei is updating its MateBook X Pro this year with a new green color option and Intel's 10th Gen processors.
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Scott Nover / Adweek:
Uber plans to pay ~1,000 drivers to put ads on top of their vehicles in Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix by April 1, forming a unit called Uber OOH Powered by Adomni  —  Marks the first time rideshare company has rolled out a company-sponsored ad platform of its own  —  Key insight:
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ProTips: How to Better Manage Credit Risk  —  This is a guest post.  —  According to Red Flag Alert, every year in the UK when businesses fail, £4 billion worth of invoices are left unpaid.  During the insolvency process, it's unlikely that suppliers will ever see the money they're owed.
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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Sony unveils Xperia 1 II 5G flagship with a 3.5mm jack, wireless charging, 21:9 6.5" 4K OLED display, 8GB RAM, a 4,000 mAh battery, coming to Europe for €1,199  —  It has a funny name, a square design, and a very high price.  —  It would have been Mobile World Congress this week …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple publishes extensive deep dives into the tech behind its Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR  —  Apple has made two incredibly thorough white papers available today covering the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR.  These “Technology Overview” documents highlight the inner workings of both of Apple's newest pro-grade pieces of hardware.

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