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May 3, 2021, 12:25 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
CNN:
Facebook Oversight Board says it will announce its decision on banning Trump at 9AM ET on Wednesday, after receiving 9,000+ responses  —  (CNN Business)The Facebook Oversight Board will announce its long-anticipated decision on the fate of former President Trump's Facebook account at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, it announced Monday morning.
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...
Irene Plagianos / Wall Street Journal:
Study shows hiring for tech positions surpassed all other occupations, even healthcare jobs, in New York City between April and November 2020  —  There were more openings for tech positions during the pandemic than for any other job in the city, a new study says
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 …

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