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April 6, 2021, 9:20 AM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Yahoo Answers, one of the internet's most storied Q&A sites, will be shut down on May 4 and the company says a comprehensive archive will not be provided  —  The end of a long and storied internet era (of bad questions and even worse answers)  —  Yahoo Answers, one of the longest-running …
James T. Areddy / Wall Street Journal:
China is pitching the digital yuan as a way to soften the power of US sanctions, which are increasingly being used against Chinese companies and individuals  —  A cyber yuan stands to give Beijing power to track spending in real time, plus money that isn't linked to the dollar-dominated global financial system
Clubhouse:
Clubhouse partners with Stripe to let its users send payments to other users without taking a cut; only selected users will be able to receive payments for now  —  From the earliest days of Clubhouse, a guiding principle has been to build a platform that puts the creator first.
WABetaInfo:
WhatsApp is testing the ability to easily migrate chat history between iOS and Android devices  —  Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry  —  This article shows a very interesting news about multi device: the possibility to transfer your chat history to a different WhatsApp platform in a future update.
Atul Bhattarai / Rest of World:
A look at the rise and fall of India's missed call industry, which was transformed by Twitter-owned ZipDial that serviced 5M missed calls a day at its peak  —  In the age of expensive data, missed calls became more than just a cheap way to communicate.  But in India, technology moves faster than you'd think.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
tvOS 14.5 beta code suggests 120Hz refresh rate support could be available on the next gen Apple TV, rumored to have an HDMI 2.1 port for 4K 120Hz streaming  —  We've been hearing rumors about the next generation Apple TV for over a year now, and although more evidence has been found, Apple's plans for its set-top box remain unknown.
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court rules 6-2 in Google's favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Java APIs, overturning Oracle's win  —  - The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Google against Oracle in a long-running copyright dispute over the software used in Android.  — The court's decision was 6-2.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Uber says driver price-naming and destination previewing policies it introduced last year in California have hurt its business, and is considering ending both  —  A year ago, Uber let its California drivers see ride destinations before picking up passengers and let them set pricing in an effort …

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