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January 24, 2021, 4:05 PM

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Clubhouse:
Clubhouse raises a new round of funding led by a16z, says it has 180+ investors, will test options for paying creators and soon begin work on an Android app  —  Clubhouse is moving quickly today, but in some ways it feels like the journey started a long time ago.
The Information:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says magnets in iPhone 12 models and MagSafe accessories may affect devices like pacemakers and defibrillators, warning users to keep them 6" to 12" apart  —  Since the launch of iPhone 12 models in October, Apple has acknowledged that the devices may cause electromagnetic interference …
Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
Italy tells TikTok to block all unverified user accounts after a 10-year-old girl dies while allegedly participating in the “blackout challenge” on the app  —  ROME (Reuters) - The Italian data privacy watchdog ordered video app TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of any users …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber laid off ~185 Postmates staff, about 15% of the division's workforce; sources: most Postmates execs including CEO Bastian Lehmann will leave the company  —  The layoffs include most of the executive team at Postmates, the food delivery app that Uber bought last year.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
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Dana Hull / Bloomberg:
As Starlink builds out its satellite constellation, it is enjoying a very warm reception from the early adopters of its internet service in remote areas  —  - SpaceX's satellite-based service wins over some early adopters  — Coverage so far includes rural areas in U.S., Canada and U.K.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Microsoft backtracks on price hike for Xbox Live Gold subscriptions announced Friday and says free-to-play games will also no longer require a Gold subscription  —  Free-to-play games will also no longer require a Gold subscription  —  Microsoft has reversed its controversial Xbox Live price increase.
Nikkei Asia:
After Huawei spinoff, Honor confirms partnerships with key chip suppliers such as AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, and MediaTek, launches new smartphone and notebooks  —  Smartphone maker unveils first handset since splitting from China tech titan  —  TAIPEI — Honor, the former budget smartphone arm …
Dave Gershgorn / OneZero :
Research: GPT-3 frequently creates sentences associating Muslims with shooting, bombs, murder, and violence, a bias OpenAI acknowledged upon its public release  —  OpenAI disclosed the problem on GitHub — but released GPT-3 anyway  —  Last week, a group of researchers from Stanford …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the current state of industrial and service robotics, a century after the Czech play “R.U.R.” introduced the word “robot” to the English language  —  A century after playwright Karel Čapek coined the word ‘robot,’ we finally have the technology …

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