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April 1, 2021, 6:50 PM

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SCOTUS sides with Facebook, ruling that its text alerts on suspicious logins do not qualify as robocalls, in what experts say is a major win for telemarketers  —  - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Facebook in a case about robocalls on Thursday.  — The court ruled that Facebook's text alerts …
James Stables / Wareable:
Casio launches its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS, available in May for $700  —  Big focus on sports tracking and 200m water resistance  —  Casio has launched its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS - the G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 - aimed at sports and outdoors fanatics.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
TSMC says it plans to spend $100B over the next three years to expand its chip fabrication capacity  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plans to spend $100 billion over the next three years to expand its chip fabrication capacity, the company said Thursday.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it expects some employees to start coming back to the office as early as this summer and most of its staff to be back at the office this fall  —  - Amazon said it expects some employees to begin transitioning away from remote work this summer, with most of its staff back at the office by the fall.
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Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Several Microsoft services, including Teams, Azure, Office 365, and Bing, are experiencing outages, potentially due to underlying DNS issues  —  If a Bing goes down and no one is around, did it even happen?  —  What you need to know  — Several Microsoft services, including Teams …
Reuters:
Sources: Myanmar's military has ordered ISPs to shut down mobile internet services until further notice  —  (Reuters) - Myanmar's military rulers have ordered internet service providers to shut down wireless broadband services until further notice, several telecoms sources said on Thursday.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Dish complains to FCC that T-Mobile, its partner for wireless services, plans to shut down the CDMA network used by millions of Dish's Boost Mobile users  —  Dish Network sent a letter to the FCC on Thursday, complaining that T-Mobile — its partner for wireless services …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Q&A with “Real Facebook Oversight Board” members Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat on tech criticism, the role of Facebook's Oversight Board, and more  —  The two join Big Technology to discuss tech criticism, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook can begin to right its wrongs
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Compass, which runs an online marketplace for buying, selling, and renting real estate, closes up ~12% in its trading debut, after raising $450M in an IPO  —  While several tech companies are opting to delay their IPOs in the face of less-than-enthusiastic market demand for their shares …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google will limit most apps on the Play Store from seeing which apps are installed on devices running Android 11 and newer beginning May 5, 2021  —  Google today announced a series of policy updates for apps distributed through the Play Store.  The most impactful sees Google limit most developers …
Source: Play Console HelpMore: SlashGear

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