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November 21, 2020, 3:10 PM

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Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Craig Federighi, Johny Srouji, and Greg Joswiak on how Apple designed M1, the importance of UMA, non-linear increase in performance at higher power levels, more  —  Craig Federighi, Johny Srouji, and Greg Joswiak tell us the Apple Silicon story.  —  Some time ago, in an Apple campus building, a group of engineers got together.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
A year in, Stadia's free-to-play and added phone support are great, but it needs a successful Cyberpunk 2077 launch to be seen as a true console alternative  —  Firing up a big-budget modern video game inside a Chrome browser window for the first time feels like you're tapping into some arcane magic …
TechCrunch:
a16z closes two new funds totaling $4.5B, focused on early and later-stage investments, bringing total assets under management to $16.5B  —  Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has closed a pair of funds totaling $4.5 billion, the firm confirmed in a blog post this morning.
Damian Radcliffe / ZDNet:
Report: in the Middle East, $704M was invested across 564 different startups in 2019, compared to only $15M in five venture deals in 2009  —  The coronavirus is having an impact, but the Middle East's startup scene is showing some unexpected trends.  —  At the end of last year, the Middle East's startup scene was on the up and up.
FinSMEs:
CAIS, an alternative investment service that also offers an AI-powered training system for independent financial advisors, raises $50M Series B from Eldridge  —  Cais, a NYC-based alternative investment platform, raised $50M in Series B equity funding.  —  Eldridge made the investment …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple Support page says the company is working with Microsoft on adding support for Xbox Series X controller to Apple devices  —  Apple and Microsoft are working on adding support for the Xbox Series X controller to Apple devices, according to an Apple Support page spotted by a Reddit user.

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