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March 8, 2021, 9:25 AM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans to release a mixed reality headset in mid-2022 for around $1K, followed by AR glasses by 2025 and “contact lens type” devices by 2030-2040  —  Apple plans to release its long-rumored mixed reality headset “in mid-2022,” followed by augmented reality glasses by 2025 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
EU approves Microsoft's $7.5B deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, without conditions  —  Microsoft will have 23 first-party game studios  —  The European Commission has approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
The new Google Pay app that came out of beta this week replaces a perfectly fine service for P2P users with a less-functional service that has more fees  —  For P2P users, the new app has fewer features, is less convenient, and has more fees.  —  The new Google Pay app came out of beta this week …
NBC News:
Current and former Google employees say the company's HR routinely offers mental health counseling and medical leave when staff complain about racism and sexism  —  Benjamin Cruz, a former instructional designer in Google's Cloud division, was caught off guard when a colleague told …
New York Times:
Sources: US plans attacks on Russian networks and new sanctions, in retaliation for SolarWinds hack; Biden curbed Cyber Command's offensive leeway in Jan. 20 EO  —  The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.
New York Times:
The NYT editorial board calls for federal US privacy legislation mandating opt in as default on data collection practices by tech companies like Facebook  —  Using an opt-in approach will help curb the excesses of Big Tech.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views …
Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Chamath Palihapitiya, who has become a public icon of the SPAC and amateur trading booms; sources: Social Capital raised $3.7B for five SPACs in 2020  —  Buy!  Sell!  Tweet!  An icon of the amateur trading masses and an evangelist for SPACs, Chamath Palihapitiya is commanding …
David Molloy / BBC:
Some popular YouTubers are building their own video sites, like Floatplane and Nebula, to help other creators publish and monetize niche video content  —  Whether he's showing off astronomically expensive computer gaming hardware or dumpster-diving for the cheapest PC builds possible …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Reports from Netherlands, UK, EU signal Apple may have lost the strategic battle over antitrust market definition regarding the App Store in those jurisdictions  —  Never before has there been so much hope that the mobile app store tyranny may come to an end.  It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Report: in 2020, China overtook the US in the number of AI research citations, fewer AI startups got funded, and the US Congress talked about AI more than ever  —  China has overtaken the United States in total number of AI research citations, fewer AI startups are receiving funding, and Congress is talking about AI more than ever.

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