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May 5, 2021, 4:50 AM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
After teasing a new social media platform, Trump debuts a new section on his website that's effectively a blog, ahead of the Oversight Board's decision on Wed.  —  A true poster never logs off for long  —  After months of promising his own social media network for banned posters …
Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo:
Signal says Facebook shut down its ad account over an Instagram ad campaign that showed the user data Facebook collects to sell ads  —  A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former's ad platform, according to a blog post Signal published on Tuesday.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
On Day Two of the Apple vs Epic trial, Sweeney said he would have taken an exclusive App Store deal, Apple recounted Epic's praise of Apple's Metal API, more  —  The Apple vs. Epic trial continued today, with Epic CEO Tim Sweeney testifying and facing cross-examination from Apple's layers.
Nick Statt / Protocol:
At trial, Tim Sweeney contends that the App Store taking “30% off of the top” is an existential threat to Fortnite becoming a metaverse or platform for creators  —  Epic CEO Tim Sweeney finished his time on the stand Tuesday afternoon, during day two of the Epic v. Apple trial.
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Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google reveals the Pixel Buds A-Series in a now-deleted tweet, which mentions a new Fast Pair feature  —  At the end of March, we exclusively reported about Google's next wireless earbuds, and the first image leaked a week later.  Google today announced the “Pixel Buds A-Series” on Twitter, though the reveal was entirely an accident.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Dell patches a recently discovered 12-year-old driver vulnerability impacting hundreds of millions of Dell systems, which gives local attackers full PC control  —  Hundreds of millions of Dell desktops, laptops, notebooks, and tablets will need to update their Dell DBUtil driver to fix …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Twitter buys Scroll, the $5/month service that removes ads from partner news sites; Scroll's Nuzzel email service will shut down on May 6  —  The Nuzzel email service is winding down and the future of Scroll is uncertain  —  Twitter's acquisition spree continues today with Scroll …
Carmen Reinicke / CNBC:
Dogecoin's price surged roughly 40% on Tuesday, reaching a market cap of $69B, up 11,000% YTD, and making Dogecoin the fourth-largest cryptocurrency  —  The latest cryptocurrency star is a coin named after a meme of a Shiba Inu dog that was started as a joke.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says that Workplace has 7M paid subscribers, up 40% YoY, as it announces new features, like Microsoft 365 and G-Suite calendar integrations  —  - Facebook's Workplace enterprise communications software has now reached 7 million paid subscribers.  — The milestone is up 40% from 5 million last May.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram unveils a “captions sticker”, which automatically captions videos to make them more accessible without sound, coming first to Stories and then Reels  —  Instagram is making its video Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” …

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