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June 2, 2023, 12:30 AM

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Meta unveils the $500 Quest 3, “the first mainstream headset with high-res color MR”, slimmer and over 2x the GPU performance vs. the Quest 2, coming this fall  —  Meta Quest 3 Launches Later This Year + Lower Prices & Improvements for Quest 2 The countdown is on for …
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Daryna Antoniuk / The Record:
The FSB claims Apple helped the NSA hack Russian diplomats' iPhones; Kaspersky: unknown malware leveraged zero-click exploits on iPhones running up to iOS 15.7  —  Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) is accusing U.S. intelligence of hacking “thousands of Apple phones” to spy on Russian diplomats.
Sheila Dang / Reuters:
Twitter's VP of Trust and Safety Ella Irwin says she has resigned from the company  —  Twitter's head of trust and safety Ella Irwin told Reuters on Thursday that she has resigned from the social media company.  — Apps- Newsletters- Advertise with Us- Advertising Guidelines- Cookies- Terms …
Anthony Capaccio / Bloomberg:
The US Defense Department says it's buying Starlink satellite terminals and services for Ukraine military use, after a funding dispute with SpaceX  —  The Pentagon is buying Starlink satellite communications terminals and services from billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX for use by the Ukraine military, the Defense Department said.
Doyinsola Oladipo / Reuters:
Airbnb sues New York City over a new law the company calls a “de facto ban against short-term rentals”; the city plans to begin enforcing the law in July 2023  —  Airbnb Inc (ABNB.O) on Thursday filed a lawsuit against New York City over a new law it called a “de facto ban” …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Motorola launches two new Razr phones, including the $999 Razr Plus with a 3.6" outer display, a 6.9" inner 165Hz 1080p panel, and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset  —  Moto is adding two new foldables, led by the Razr Plus.  Its 3.6-inch cover screen makes it more than just a nostalgic tribute to your favorite 2000s flip phone.
Ginger Adams Otis / Wall Street Journal:
Meta updates its policy to require employees assigned to an office to start coming in three days per week starting September 5; remote workers are exempt  —  Change will take effect Sept. 5 for employees already assigned to an office; remote workers' status won't change
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Sources: Microsoft has agreed to spend potentially billions of dollars on CoreWeave; the GPU cloud provider raised $200M, bringing its Series B round to $421M  —  - Microsoft's agreement with CoreWeave could be worth billions of dollars over multiple years, people familiar with the matter said.
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Some Apple Savings Account users have had trouble transferring money out of their accounts; Goldman representatives have given differing responses on what to do  —  Some customers said it has taken weeks to withdraw their money, and that the bank's instructions have differed
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Survey: 53% of Android device owners switched to iOS due to prior phone problems and 26% for new iPhone features; only 6% moved because of iMessage and FaceTime  —  Following its report that showed Android users pivoting to iPhone at a 5-year high, CIRP is out today with a study that reveals why people are making the switch.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Windows 11's built-in Teams app with Discord-like communities, available on mobile since December 2022, and AI art tool Designer in preview  —  Microsoft is greatly improving its free version of Microsoft Teams on Windows 11 today.  The built-in Teams app will now include support …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning 53 new, relocated, or remodeled retail stores worldwide through 2027, including 15 new stores across the Asia-Pacific region  —  Apple Inc. is working on plans to expand and revitalize its retail chain, aiming to push deeper into China and other parts of Asia …
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Bloomberg:
Amazon agrees to pay $5.8M to settle FTC allegations that Ring gave employees and third-party contractors full access to every customer video until 2017  —  Amazon.com Inc. agreed to pay $30.8 million to resolve two cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday related to privacy lapses by its smart devices.
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