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January 29, 2021, 1:40 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
New York Times:
Robinhood says it raised an emergency infusion of over $1B from its existing investors, facing an onslaught of demands on its cash amid the stock market frenzy  —  The no-fee trading app, which is popular with young investors, has been strained by the high volume of trading this week in stocks such as GameStop.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Discord says r/WallStreetBets members have set up a new server and Discord is helping them with moderation and management of rapid growth  —  A surprising change of events  —  Discord is now helping the r/WallStreetBets team moderate its new server.  The company originally banned …
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou / Bloomberg:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
In an apparent swipe at Zuckerberg, Tim Cook says that valuing engagement over privacy leads to “polarization” and “violence” and such businesses need reform  —  Speaking at the EU data protection conference CPDP today, Tim Cook gave the opening keynote with his talk entitled …
The Information:
Sources: Facebook is preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for forcing developers to abide by App Store rules that Apple's own apps don't have to follow  —  A long-simmering public dispute between Facebook and Apple has neared a boiling point.  With the aid of outside legal counsel …
TechCrunch:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google Project Zero researcher discovers and details new security system on iOS 14 named BlastDoor, which provides an improved sandbox system for iMessage data  —  iOS 14 shipped with BlastDoor, a new sandbox system for processing iMessages data.  —  With the release of iOS 14 last fall …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook is developing newsletter tools for journalists and writers, including tools to help build followers, curate email lists, and offer paid subs  —  Facebook is working on newsletter tools for journalists and writers, according to three people familiar with the company's plans …
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Facebook's Oversight Board issues first-ever rulings, which Facebook said it will abide by, overturning four out of the five cases it reviewed  —  Facebook's Oversight Board on Thursday issued its first round of decisions, overturning several of the company's decisions to remove posts …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Michael McSweeney / The Block:
Coinbase officially announces its intent to become a public company via direct listing  —  Coinbase has made official its plan to go public by way of a direct listing, according to a blog post released Thursday by the U.S.-based crypto exchange.  —  “Coinbase Global, Inc. today announced …
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Epic says its Games Store has 160M+ PC users, up from 108M in 2019, with DAUs up 192% YoY to 31.3M; gamers spent $700M+ in 2020, with $265M on 3rd-party games  —  And Epic confirmed it'll keep giving away games in 2021  —  Epic Games Store released a bevy of stats to show off …
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
YouTube is testing the ability to make short clips, from 5 to 60 seconds, of livestreams or videos, starting today on desktop and Android devices  —  Another standard live-streaming feature makes its way over to the online video giant  —  YouTube is introducing clipping …

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