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April 2, 2021, 11:20 AM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple expands its Arcade subscription gaming service, which previously focused on exclusive titles, with a back catalog of classic App Store games  —  Apple has announced an expansion for its subscription gaming service Apple Arcade.  In addition to exclusive game releases …
Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
Coinbase says it will go public on April 14 and release its Q1 results on April 6; Coinbase had $1.2B+ revenue in 2020, up from $522M YoY, and $322M profit  —  Cryptocurrency giant Coinbase announced on Thursday that its highly anticipated direct listing will happen on April 14.
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Developers say the App Store has started rejecting updates for apps using third-party SDKs that collect data which can be used for device fingerprinting  —  Apple is rejecting updates to apps that conflict with its new privacy policies in iOS 14, signaling that it is now getting serious about privacy enforcement.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
A federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit against Apple for selling MacBooks with defective display cables can proceed  —  A potential class-action lawsuit will go forward  —  When Apple introduced its controversial MacBook Pro redesign in 2016, the company probably …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Financial Times:
Sources: Snap has explored how it could track iOS users with data from third-party companies, which would be a violation of Apple's new privacy rules  —  Owner of Snapchat has explored how to track users with data from third party companies  —  Snap has explored how it can circumvent …
Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
Massachusetts court supports a request from the IRS to obtain the records of all Circle customers who had $20K+ in crypto transactions between 2016 and 2020  —  A Massachusetts court is supporting a request from the IRS to obtain the records Circle customers, the Department of Justice said.
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook staff are raising concerns internally over allowing Chinese propaganda ads about Xinjiang, as Facebook awaits UN's response to the situation  —  Workers express concerns internally about advertisements and content by Beijing promoting message that mostly Muslim ethnic minorities in the region are thriving
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft says a DNS outage causing issues with services like Teams, Azure, and Office 365 is mostly over, cites spike in DNS traffic as preliminary root cause  —  If a Bing goes down and no one is around, did it even happen?  —  What you need to know  — Several Microsoft services …
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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