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March 30, 2021, 8:45 AM

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Anna Irrera / Reuters:
PayPal says it has started letting US customers use cryptocurrency holdings to pay millions of its online merchants globally  —  LONDON (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc will announce later on Tuesday that it has started allowing U.S. consumers to use their cryptocurrency holdings to pay …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google announces upgrades to Maps, including indoor AR directions, a new directions interface with eco-friendly driving routes, and new weather map layers  —  Indoor AR directions, a new directions interface, and more  —  Google is announcing a bunch of new features planned for Google Maps …
Ben Gilbert / Insider:
Newly created Twitter accounts labeled as Amazon employees are defending the company amid a union drive; Amazon admitted in 2018 to paying for similar tweets  —  - Amazon's paid army of employee Twitter users is at it again, this time criticizing unionization.
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
T-Mobile will end its TVision live TV offerings, partner with Philo and YouTube TV, and make Google Messages the default messaging app for Android customers  —  T-Mobile will make Google Messages its default messaging app for customers on Android devices, provide new backup and storage options via …
Axios:
Sources: Substack is raising $65M at a $650M valuation; a16z will lead the round  —  Substack is raising $65 million in new venture capital funding that would value the company at around $650 million, Axios has learned.  Existing investor Andreessen Horowitz is leading the round.
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
FTC abandons its antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, says it won't seek a Supreme Court review of a 2020 federal appeals court decision that acquitted Qualcomm  —  - FTC declines to seek Supreme Court review of monopoly case  — Company was accused of abusing dominance in cell-phone chips
Corbin Davenport / XDA Developers:
Xiaomi unveils €1,200 Mi 11 Ultra, with a rear-facing 1.1-inch AMOLED screen, and the Mi 11i, Mi 11 Lite series, Mi Band 6, and an AirPower-like charging pad  —  Xiaomi released the Mi 11 already in Europe last month following its debut in China at the end of last year.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
European startup Everli, which lets customers order from local supermarkets for delivery, raises $100M Series C led by Verlinvest  —  Everli, the European marketplace for online grocery shopping that started in Italy but now also operates in Poland, Czech Republic and France, has raised a $100 million in Series C funding.
Dan Taylor / Tech.eu:
Hiber, which is building a IoT satellite network to keep track IoT devices globally, raises €26M from the EU and private investors  —  Keeping track of, and monitoring all those IoT devices can get a bit tricky.  Particularly in areas where there's little-to-no affordable cellular network …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Vienna-based GoStudent, which connects students to tutors virtually, raises €70M Series B led by Coatue, bringing its total amount raised to €83.3M  —  Vienna-based GoStudent, which connects students to tutors on a virtual learning platform, has raised a €70M Series B funding round led by new US investor Coatue.
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