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March 11, 2021, 4:05 AM

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Bloomberg:
Documents: Apple denied Parler reentry into the App Store, citing a lack of changes; source says Parler let its three remaining iOS developers go  —  - Apple's recent review found ‘Nazi symbols’ on the Parler site  — Parler eliminates seven workers, most of whom were contractors
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Adobe rolls out a version of Photoshop optimized for Apple Silicon, claiming a 1.5X performance improvement over most Photoshop tasks on Intel Macs  —  Adobe says there are a ton of speed and performance gains  —  Lightroom was the first Adobe creative app to make the leap to Apple Silicon …
Bloomberg:
Three former employees say that 100+ employees at Verkada could view the camera feeds of its thousands of customers via widely used super admin accounts  —  - Former employee said issue was raised with Verkada executives  — Hackers gained access to 150,000 customer camera feeds
CNBC:
Roblox closes at $69.50, valuing it at $38.26B, after opening under RBLX at $64.50, up 43% from its January funding round  —  - Roblox held its stock market debut on Wednesday through a direct listing and is now trading under ticker symbol RBLX.  — The company's stock closed at $69.50 apiece …
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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  —  “Sometimes it's better said with a picture or a video.”  —  What you need to know  — Twitter is testing new features that will let you see a single image in full on your timeline.
Brent Kendall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says it has filed motions to dismiss antitrust lawsuits brought by the FTC and state AGs, arguing its conduct did not harm competition or consumers  —  Action marks its first legal salvo since the FTC and 46 states sued the company in December  —  WASHINGTON— Facebook Inc …
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.
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 …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Q&A with Chris Sacca on his brief retirement, Trump and Biden, investing in climate startups, how investing has changed, NFTs, and more  —  In 2015, venture capitalist Chris Sacca was one of Silicon Valley's most influential investors, No. 3 on the Midas List with more than one million Twitter followers …
Reuters:
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.
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 …
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Amazon is the only major publisher that withholds its digital books from public libraries, preventing people from downloading over 10,000 e-books and audiobooks  —  Its monopoly is stopping public libraries from lending e-books and audiobooks from Mindy Kaling, Dean Koontz, Dr. Ruth Westheimer …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Tetrate, which develops an app management platform for hybrid and multicloud environments, raises $40M Series B led by Sapphire Ventures  —  Tetrate, the company commercializing an open-source networking project that allows for easier data sharing across different applications, has raised $40 million.
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.
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple cuts iPhone 12 mini orders by 70%, targets producing 75M iPhones in H1 and 230M units for all of 2021, reschedules new MacBook production to H2  —  Total iPhone target for 2021 still at 230m units despite global parts shortage  —  TAIPEI — Apple is slashing its planned production …
Shiyin Chen / Bloomberg:
Epic Games sues Google in Australia, arguing Google forces developers to use its payments system, expanding on lawsuits in US and UK against Google and Apple  —  - Fortnite maker has already sued Google in the U.S. and U.K.  — Dispute centers around fees charged by app store operators

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