March 2, 2020, 7:45 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
COVID-19's impact on tech this week: cancelled conferences, supply chain and sales disruptions, murky business outlook for online travel firms, and rise of Zoom  —  Companies are telling investors that sales are slumping because of the outbreak, conferences are being canceled, and workers are being instructed not to travel.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Rajeev Suri to step down as Nokia CEO after over half a decade; Pekka Lundmark, outgoing President and CEO of energy firm Fortum appointed as President and CEO  —  Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, is stepping down from his leadership role after overseeing the Finnish networking giant for more than 10 years.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher demos multiple ways of how to take over and repurpose allegedly state sponsored Mac malware  —  Former NSA hacker repackages in-the-wild Mac malware for his own use.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Malware developers are always trying to outdo each other with creations that are stealthier and more advanced than their competitors'.
Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
Indie game developers and publishers say Stadia's library is sparse because Google wasn't offering devs enough money and may abandon the platform in the future  —  - Last November, Google finally launched a major gaming platform that was in development for years: Google Stadia.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Union of Concerned Scientists study: ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69% more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace  —  Union of Concerned Scientists recommends more electric cars and pooled trips  —  Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution …
Rajiv Rao / ZDNet:
How Apple, after languishing in India for years, became the fastest growing premium smartphone brand in the country in 2019  —  For the first time in its brief history in India, the premium brand has gone all out to woo customers with big price cuts, and thanks to local manufacturing efforts, it has worked wonders.
Don Clark / New York Times:
How CEO Robert Swan is overhauling Intel's culture to improve the relationship between chip designers and manufacturing, and vastly speeding up product design  —  Robert Swan, who leads the world's biggest chip maker, is pushing his 110,000 employees to confront internal problems more openly.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Europe-focused Lakestar raises $735M with one third of the commitments allocated to early stage startups and two thirds to its growth stage fund  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Venture capital investor Lakestar said on Tuesday it had raised a total of $735 million (568 million pounds) …
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