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April 2, 2021, 7:10 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 …
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 …
Julianne / Waypoint:
Waymo CEO John Krafcik says he is leaving the company; COO Dmitri Dolgov and CTO Tekedra Mawakana will become Waymo's co-CEOs  —  After five and a half exhilarating years leading this team, I've decided to depart from my CEO role with Waymo and kick-off new adventures.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says its online-only Build 2021 will take place from May 25 to May 27  —  Microsoft's annual developer conference will be a virtual event again and is happening at the end of May 2021.  —  Possible dates for Microsoft Build have leaked a couple of times over the past few weeks.

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