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March 10, 2021, 12:35 PM

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Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple is cutting orders for all iPhones by ~20% compared to its plans in December, with iPhone 12 mini production cut by 70% for H1 2021  —  Total iPhone target for 2021 still at 230m units despite global parts shortage  —  TAIPEI — Apple is slashing its planned production …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
Data center operator OVH says a fire destroyed some of its sites in France, affecting cyber threat intelligence company Bad Packets, game maker Rust, and others  —  In a major unprecedented incident, data centers of OVH located in Strasbourg, France have been destroyed by fire.
William Turton / Bloomberg:
Hackers say they breached Verkada, accessing feeds and archives of 150K surveillance cameras inside clinics, police precincts, jails, schools, Tesla facilities  —  - Hacker group says it wanted to show prevalence of surveillance  — Video footage was captured from Sequoia-backed startup Verkada
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple says it will invest €1B in Germany over the next three years and will make Munich its European Silicon Design Center  —  Apple will make Munich its European Silicon Design Center, the company announced today.  Work already being undertaken by Apple in Bavaria's capital is contributing …
Reuters:
Russia says it is slowing down Twitter for not removing 3,000+ posts containing “illegal content”, threatens a total block if Twitter ignores deletion demands  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it was slowing down the speed of Twitter in retaliation for its alleged failure …
Stephen Warwick / iMore:
Twitter says it is testing displaying large images, instead of cropped previews, on iOS and Android and will add support for 4K photo uploads  —  Twitter has today unveiled brand new features for iOS that will allow users to see images in full when posted on the timeline, as well as 4K photo uploading.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Instagram Lite, an Android app that takes up just 2MB of storage space, in 170 countries, and says Facebook Lite has 200M+ MAUs  —  Growth for Facebook is coming from the developing world, and so the social network today made another key move to cater better to consumers in those countries.
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New York Times:
To ease its dependence on US, China's new five-year plan calls tech development a matter of national security and pledges to raise R&D spending by 7% annually  —  Beijing's leaders plot a path to go it alone, vowing to spend big to fill gaps in innovation and avoid dependence on the United States and others.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Creators are monetizing through hyper-specific revenue streams like NewNew, which lets fans pay to vote to control a creator's day-to-day decisions  —  Digital stars are coming up with new ways to make money.  Yet fans still hold the power.  —  A rash of new start-ups are making it easier …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
TikTok gives users the ability to approve all new comments before they appear and adds in-app prompts to discourage nasty comments  —  TikTok is introducing new features meant to  —  reduce bullying and harassment on its platform: new comment controls and in-app prompts to discourage nasty comments.
James Cridland / Podnews:
Scott Stein / CNET:
Facebook details a 10-year vision for its AR glasses, imagining they will work alongside a wristband to measure hand and figure gestures, with haptic feedback  —  Facebook is working on a neural wristband for AR glasses, with haptic gloves in the works  —  Facebook's first pair of smart glasses is arriving this year.
Amos Barshad / Rest of World:
A look at Unit 8200, an elite intelligence unit within the Israeli Defense Forces and a pipeline for the country's sprawling network of cybersecurity startups  —  The country's hacking software is recognized the world over.  Not everyone thinks it's a good thing.
Katharine Schwab / Fast Company:
Biden appoints Clare Martorana as US CIO; she was formerly OPM's CIO and is a veteran of the USDS and formerly an executive at WebMD and Everyday Health  —  President Joe Biden is appointing Clare Martorana, a veteran of the U.S. Digital Service and a former health tech executive …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Via, a software and operations platform for cities, buys Remix, which makes mapping software for city transport planning, for $100M in cash and equity  —  Remix, the startup that developed mapping software used by cities for transportation planning and street design, was born out of a hackathon during a Code for America fellowship.
More: CTech
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung announces its Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on March 17, where it's expected to unveil an updated Galaxy A series lineup  —  It's only the third month of the year, but Samsung is gearing up for its second big product launch of 2021.  The company on Tuesday sent invitations …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Wefarm, which offers a social network for farmers that is popular in East Africa, extends its Series A by $11M to $24M and says it has 2.5M users  —  The vast majority of startups remain focused on consumers, knowledge workers and the opportunities to provide services …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Grab is exploring going public in the US through an SPAC merger  —  - Grab has been exploring a traditional IPO in the U.S.  — Merging with a SPAC could accelerate Grab's listing plans  —  Grab Holdings Inc. is exploring going public in the U.S. through a merger …
Crystal Tse / Bloomberg:
LA-based NuOrder, a B2B fashion service that helps brands process orders and operate virtual showrooms, raises $45M, source says at an ~$800M valuation  —  - Round is said to value company at about $800 million  — Bright Park Capital, Imaginary Ventures lead $45 million round
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