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March 18, 2021, 11:05 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: faster iPad Pros may come as early as April with better cameras; Apple aims to use MiniLED on at least the 12.9" model and has tested using Thunderbolt  —  - Company plans updated iPad Pro line with faster processor  — Apple's iPad sales have jumped in work-from-home environment
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: MiniLED displays will be used in the MacBook Air by 2022 and the 2022 iPad Air will feature an OLED display  —  Rumors have been suggesting that Apple will soon release a new iPad Pro with a Mini-LED display, but the company also plans to bring this technology to other devices in the future.
Eddie Makuch / GameSpot:
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and finger touch detection  —  Sony has begun to share more details on its vision for next-gen virtual reality, today announcing and showing off the new controllers that will come with PSVR 2.0 for PS5.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Facebook, which supported security keys on desktop since 2017, expands support to iOS and Android users  —  Facebook has supported security keys on desktop since 2017 and will now enable iOS and Android users to log in to their account via the physical key.
Annalee Newitz / The Hypothesis:
Substack's decision to pay certain writers to write on the platform is an editorial one as leaders decide what kind of writing they want to support  —  They paid a secret group of writers to make newsletter authorship seem lucrative  —  I think of myself as having decent critical faculties …
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Sundar Pichai / The Keyword:
Google says it will invest $7B+ in offices and data centers across the US and create at least 10K new full-time Google jobs in the US this year  —  One of the best parts of my job is getting the opportunity to visit the communities that Google is a part of across the U.S. Whether it's meeting …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
AT&T says it will no longer exempt HBO Max from mobile data caps starting March 25, after a US court upheld CA's net neutrality law; change will apply beyond CA  —  - AT&T will no longer exempt viewing of its HBO Max streaming service from data caps after a federal court upheld California's …
Sam Altman:
AI will drive a new tech revolution, applying Moore's law to everything; to rebalance the newly created wealth, society should favor taxing capital over labor  —  My work at OpenAI reminds me every day about the magnitude of the socioeconomic change that is coming sooner than most people believe.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Fireblocks, which lets users store, transfer, and issue digital assets, raises $133M Series C, bringing its total raised to $179M  —  Fireblocks has raised a $133 million Series C funding round led by Coatue, Ribbit, and Stripes.  The company provides several products that let you store, transfer and issue digital assets.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google's Area 120 in-house incubator launches ThreadIt, a short video app for team collaborations, in beta, as a website and a Chrome plug-in  —  The team at Google's Area 120 in-house incubator says the idea for ThreadIt came well before COVID-19 made remote work a necessity for large swaths of the globe.
Julia Fioretti / Bloomberg:
China-based Tuya, which provides a service for businesses to deploy and manage IoT devices, raised $915M in a US IPO  —  - Tencent-backed firm's shares set to price above marketed range  — Company's cloud platform used to manage smart devices  —  Tuya Inc., a software company backed …
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