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April 2, 2021, 9:25 AM

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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 …
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 …
Insider:
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.
David Ingram / NBC News:
A look at the challenges in building workable vaccine passport apps, including dealing with forged records, protecting privacy, and interoperability  —  The Biden administration said this week that it won't build a national vaccination app, leaving it to the private sector …
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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