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March 8, 2021, 5:55 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple confirms it'll discontinue iMac Pro after supplies end, says 27" iMac introduced in August is the preferred choice for the vast majority of pro iMac users  —  Apple on late Friday evening added a “while supplies last” notice to its iMac Pro product page worldwide …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Mark Wilson / Fast Company:
Interviews with more than a dozen designers, many of whom worked with Jeff Bezos, about his failed attempt to make Amazon a “cool” brand like Apple and Nike  —  Amazon can squeeze a lot into a box.  —  Jared Ficklin was part of a secret team at a prominent design firm tapped …
Jennifer A. Kingson / Axios:
States are increasingly granting small delivery robots generous access to city sidewalks; in PA, they are classified as “pedestrians” and can drive up to 12 mph  —  As small robots proliferate on sidewalks and city streets, so does legislation that grants them generous access rights …

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