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April 1, 2021, 1:35 PM

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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 will 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.
Ina Fried / Axios:
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.
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.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
The Pentagon says Microsoft will build 120K custom HoloLens headsets for the US Army; Microsoft says the contract could be worth up to $21.88B over 10 years  —  - Microsoft will deliver to the U.S. Army more than 120,000 devices based on its HoloLens augmented reality headset.
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
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 …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook says a now-removed interview with Trump posted by daughter-in-law Lara Trump falls under its ban as it spoke “in the voice of President Trump”  —  Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump promoted a new interview with the former president on Facebook and Instagram Tuesday …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Biden announces $2T American Jobs Plan focused on improving US infrastructure, with $100B allocated for high-speed broadband access over eight years  —  It sets aside $100 billion for the effort  —  President Biden plans to announce a sweeping infrastructure plan Wednesday that includes $100 billion …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Microsoft has officially discontinued its Cortana mobile app for both iOS and Android  —  As expected, Microsoft today discontinued its Cortana mobile app.  As a result, the company has ended all support for third-party Cortana skills and eliminated the Cortana app for iOS and Android devices.
Nick Clegg / Medium:
Nick Clegg defends Facebook, saying it is not in the company's interest, financially or reputationally, to continually push users toward more extreme content  —  In  —  a recent article for The Atlantic, Adrienne LaFrance compared Facebook to a Doomsday Machine: “a device built with the sole purpose of destroying all human life.”

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