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May 7, 2021, 5:20 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google adds YouTube TV to the main YouTube app on Roku devices and says it is securing “free streaming devices” for customers in case talks with Roku fail  —  It's also securing ‘free streaming devices’ for customers in case talks with Roku completely fall apart
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and the OS as it was announced will likely never ship as Microsoft concentrates on updating Windows 10  —  How to Install SUSE Enterprise Server in Windows 10  —  WINDOWS 10, AND WINDOWS CLIENT OS  —  Back in the fall of 2019 …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Flurry analysis: just 4% of iPhone users in the US and 12% worldwide have so far actively chosen to opt into app tracking after the rollout of iOS 14.5  —  An early look at an ongoing analysis of Apple's App Tracking Transparency suggests that the vast majority of iPhone users …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed News:
Apple hires ex-Cisco communications chief Stella Low as new VP of worldwide corporate communications; Phil Schiller has been overseeing Apple's PR since 2019  —  Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications.  Stella Low, former communications chief at networking giant Cisco …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Apple emails disclosed in Epic trial show that 128M iPhone users, of which 18M were in the US and 55% in China, downloaded apps with XCodeGhost malware in 2015  —  As part of the trial against Epic Games, Apple released emails that show that 128 million users, of which 18 million were in the U.S. …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
CNBC:
Internal memo: Goldman Sachs informed its markets personnel that a newly created crypto trading desk successfully traded two kinds of bitcoin-linked derivatives  —  - The bank informed its markets personnel on Thursday that a newly created cryptocurrency trading desk had successfully traded …
CNBC:
Amazon partners with tracker maker Tile and smart lock maker Level to enhance the Sidewalk mesh network that Amazon is now using for its Echo and Ring devices  —  - Amazon partnered with Tile and smart lock maker Level to beef up its mesh network for tracking items.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Interview with Mark Zuckerberg on upgrading Quest with pro features, using VR for fitness, VR for kids, Facebook's plans for its Horizon VR world, and more  —  Five years after Facebook released its very first PC VR headset, and over a year into the pandemic, VR has been getting a closer look …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Google says it will start verifying users with 2FA enabled using a prompt on their phones, and will soon start automatically enabling 2FA for all users  —  The company is making some changes to encourage more people to adopt a key digital security mechanism.  —  Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

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