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March 2, 2021, 1:40 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: iPhone 13 to have smaller notch, larger battery, no USB-C; 120Hz display on the Pro; 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 …
Mila Jasper / Nextgov:
A report from the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt, finds that the US is not fully prepared for AI competition with China  —  Retaining any edge will take White House leadership and a substantial investment, according to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
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 …
Grace Kay / Insider:
The singer Grimes made $5.8M selling ~10 pieces of NFT-based artwork within 20 minutes of debuting her collection on trading platform Nifty Gateway on Sunday  —  - Grimes launched a digital art collection titled “WarNymph” on Sunday.  — The singer has already earned over $5.8 million from the collection.
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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 …
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 …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Square says Square Financial Services, its industrial bank, has started operations after getting FDIC approval last year  —  Known for its innovations in the payments sector, Square is now officially a bank.  —  Nearly one year after receiving conditional approval, Square said Monday afternoon …
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.
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Unc0ver releases a jailbreak that works on iPhones running iOS 11 through iOS 14.3, using a now-fixed flaw that Apple said may have been exploited in the wild  —  An iPhone hacking team has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone, including the most recent models …

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