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April 2, 2021, 1:55 PM

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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 expects its shares will start trading on April 14 and plans to release Q1 results on April 6  —  Cryptocurrency giant Coinbase announced on Thursday that its highly anticipated direct listing will happen on April 14.  The company also disclosed it will share its Q1 financial results eight days beforehand, on April 6.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Internal documents show that Google is working on two Pixel phones powered by its own “Whitechapel” SoC, which is being developed in partnership with Samsung  —  9to5Google can report today that Google's upcoming phones for this fall, including the presumed Pixel 6 …
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.
Financial Times:
Snap confirms it was testing probabilistic matching to track iOS users for a few months, but will discontinue the program after Apple rolls out tracking changes  —  Owner of Snapchat has explored how to track users with data from third party companies  —  Snap has explored how it can circumvent …
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 …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Arbitrator orders Uber to pay $1.1M to blind woman denied rides due to her guide dog, rejecting Uber's defense that it isn't liable for gig drivers' conduct  —  Bernie, a Labrador retriever, trained for two years at Guiding Eyes for the Blind to be a service animal.
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
Leah Nylen / Politico:
Sources: Biden is struggling to fill DOJ's antitrust chief role, due to a White House ethics pledge that may affect candidates who represented Big Tech critics  —  White House ethics officials are raising objections about DOJ antitrust candidates who have represented companies complaining …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:

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