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April 27, 2021, 4:15 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches paid podcast subscriptions for creators in the US, at no cost to creators for two years and a 5% fee starting in spring 2023  —  Spotify today is officially rolling out paid podcast subscriptions, after first unveiling its new subscription platform at the company's “Stream On” event in February.
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple's follow-up to its M1 chip has already gone into mass production, will be ready to ship in products slated for H2  —  TSMC-made chipsets to replace Intel offerings in laptops set to launch in 2H  —  TAIPEI — The next generation of Mac processors designed by Apple entered mass production …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: EU will charge Apple with anticompetitive behavior later this week, over concerns that the rules it sets for developers on its App Store break EU law  —  Case began two years ago and is among a number against the US tech group  —  Margrethe Vestager, the EU's competition chief …
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
With iPhone's privacy changes, advertisers will get more ad-performance data for ads bought through Apple than via third parties, giving its ad business an edge  —  Under the iPhone maker's new rules, advertisers will get more ad-performance data for ads bought through Apple than through third parties
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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Amazon debuts a new Fire HD 10 tablet, now thinner with a brighter screen for $150, a more powerful $180 Fire HD 10 Plus, a Fire Kids Pro tablet line, and more  —  There's also a new Fire Kids Pro lineup  —  Amazon is overhauling its tablet lineup today with new Fire HD 10 models alongside refreshed options for kids.
Alfred Ng / The Markup:
Researchers say preinstalled Android apps can access a log where sensitive contact tracing app information is stored; Google says a fix is being rolled out  —  Researchers say hundreds of preinstalled apps can access a log found on Android devices where sensitive contact tracing information is stored
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DC Police confirm a data breach after a ransomware gang threatens to release files that expose police informants unless the department agrees to pay a ransom  —  A ransomware gang is threatening to leak sensitive police files that may expose police investigations and informants unless …
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Iterable, which offers SMS, email, and app notification growth marketing services and is valued at ~$2B, ousts CEO for taking LSD before a board meeting in 2019  —  Marketing startup Iterable Inc. dismissed its chief executive officer over violations of company policy, Iterable said in a note to employees on Monday.
Microsoft - Investor Relations:
Earnings Release FY21 Q3  —  Microsoft Cloud Fuels Third Quarter Results REDMOND, Wash. — April 27, 2021 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year:  · Revenue was $41.7 billion and increased 19%
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Arm says its new Neoverse V1 and N2 server chip platforms for HPC, datacenters, and edge, have at least 40% better processing over the previous generation  —  Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16.  Register fo r the AI event of the year.  —  Arm unveiled the performance numbers …
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
Twitch has grown in popularity among many extremists and QAnon adherents, who turned away from Facebook and YouTube after a 2020 misinfo, hate speech crackdown  —  QAnon adherents and other far-right influencers are making thousands of dollars broadcasting election and vaccine conspiracy theories on the streaming site.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Senators are probing whether Google tried to influence a Match Group employee's testimony at an antitrust hearing by allegedly calling the person ahead of time  —  Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are demanding more details about an alleged phone call between a Google employee and a Match Group employee.
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Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
A look at the risks posed by data, including geolocation, harvested from common apps for phones belonging to US intelligence officers and military personnel  —  Apps show troop movements buried in data available for purchase: ‘a major risk to national security’
Andalusia Knoll Soloff / Rest of World:
Many LatAm migrant workers in the US are using crypto to send money home; crypto exchange Bitso says it processes $1B+ per year in US remittances sent to Mexico  —  When traditional exchanges closed during the pandemic, many workers turned to crypto to send remittances home.  —  • ACAPULCO, MEXICO
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft says Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now blocks cryptojacking malware using Intel's silicon-based Threat Detection Technology  —  Microsoft today announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, the enterprise version of its Windows 10 Defender antivirus, now comes with support …

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