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May 3, 2021, 9:05 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple is planning to launch a foldable iPhone with an 8" QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023; Kuo says Apple will ship 15M to 20M foldable iPhones in 2023  —  Apple is working to launch a foldable iPhone with an 8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display in 2023, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo …
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Verizon says it will sell Yahoo and AOL to PE firm Apollo Global Management for $5B, keeping a 10% stake in the company, which will be rebranded as just “Yahoo”  —  - Verizon will sell its media group, which includes brands from AOL and Yahoo, to private equity firm Apollo Global Management.
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
After Apple's iOS 14 privacy updates, Facebook and Instagram show notices in iOS apps that tell users to enable tracking to help keep them “free of charge”  —  iOS 14 has new privacy settings that let users opt out of tracking  —  Facebook is continuing its campaign …
David Phelan / Forbes:
SEC filing: Rockley Photonics, developer of sensors that can be used for blood pressure and glucose monitoring, says Apple is currently its biggest customer  —  A new report says that a future Apple Watch could have a new raft of health sensors, including blood pressure and …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft planned to reduce its cut from 30% to 12% for Xbox games too, a document filed as part of Epic vs Apple lawsuit in January shows  —  Confidential Microsoft documents reveal some big plans  —  Microsoft had been planning to cut its Xbox store cut to just 12 percent …
Alex Russell / Infrequently Noted:
Apple's ban on alt iOS browser engines and years of delays in adding features to WebKit can explain why web apps are not a viable alternative to App Store apps  —  Do App Store policies harm developers?  Is the web a credible alternative?  A look at the data.  —  Three facts...
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Neuralink's President and co-founder Max Hodak tweets that he has left the brain-computer interface startup  —  - Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak announced Saturday that he is no longer working with the brain tech company he started with Elon Musk.  — Musk - who is also the CEO of auto …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Path Robotics, which uses scanning, computer vision, and AI for robotic welding, raises $56M Series B led by Addition, bringing its total raised to $71M  —  Columbus, Ohio-based firm Path Robotics today announced the completion of a $56 million Series B. The round, led by Addition …
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Pete Rizzo / Bitcoin Magazine:
A look back at Satoshi Nakamoto's role in the Bitcoin project and exchanges with its community, 10 years after the disappearance of the mysterious figure  —  10 years ago today, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's disappeared.  Pete Rizzo tells the story.  —  10 years ago today, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's disappeared.

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