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March 1, 2021, 7:15 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: iPhone 13 to have smaller notch, larger battery; Pro models to use 120Hz displays; iPhone mini to return; he has “no visibility” of power button Touch ID  —  Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new investor note today focused on what to expect …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: high-end 2022 iPhones and maybe the entire lineup, if production permits, will lose the notch in favor of a hole-punch design; iPhone SE 5G coming in 2022  —  Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published a new report for Apple supply chain investors in which the reliable analyst predicts …
Michael Steeber / 9to5Mac:
Every Apple Store in the US is open for the first time since March 2020, with many starting to offer in-store shopping after operating as Express storefronts  —  Every Apple Store in the United States is open for the first time in nearly a year.  It was 353 days ago — March 13, 2020 …
Reuters:
From NBA highlights on Top Shot to Christie's first-ever sale of digital art, a collage fetching $3M bids, the use of NFTs to certify asset ownership is booming  —  LONDON (Reuters) - In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost $67,000 on a 10-second video artwork …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches Live Rooms for live broadcasts with up to four creators, up from two, and says it will roll out new audio features in coming months  —  Instagram today announced it's adding a much-requested feature to its app with the launch of “Live Rooms,” which allow up to four people to broadcast live together at the same time.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google launches new Workspace features, including a Focus Time event type that limits notifications, support for using secondary displays in Google Meet, more  —  Including new ways to set your status in Google's office tools  —  Google is adding a smattering of new features to Google Workspace today …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Twitter to label tweets with misleading information about COVID vaccines and debut a strike system that can lead to permanent account suspension after 5 strikes  —  Twitter announced Monday that it will label tweets with potentially misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The WikiLeaks-style group DDoSecrets claims that Parler-like site Gab has been breached and is now set to share 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more  —  The transparency group DDoSecrets says it will make the 70GB of passwords, private posts, and more available to researchers, journalists, and social scientists.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lime says it will spend $50M to expand its network, doubling the number of cities in which it operates, and roll out a new e-bike  —  The scooter company is also rolling out a new model of e-bike  —  Lime is getting back to its roots.  The scooter company formerly known as LimeBike …
Jennifer Epstein / Bloomberg:
Biden says there should be “no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda” by Amazon amid its warehouse workers' vote on whether to form a union in Alabama  —  - ‘The choice to join a union is up to the workers,’ Biden said  — Mail-in voting for 6,000 workers began in mid-February
Emily Birnbaum / Protocol:
How Apple ramped up its lobbying in AZ, including hiring Gov. Ducey's ex-chief of staff, amid a proposed bill to let app devs to use 3rd-party payment systems  —  Arizona State Rep. Regina Cobb hadn't even formally introduced her app store legislation last month when Apple and Google started storming into the state to lobby against it.
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