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May 10, 2021, 9:25 AM

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David Pierce / Protocol:
Dogecoin dropped by about a third during Elon Musk's SNL appearance; Musk conceded during the skit that Dogecoin was merely a “hustle”  —  Saturday night was the moment it became absolutely undeniable: tech is culture now.  As Elon Musk took the stage on Saturday Night Live …
The Verge:
Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only  —  It's now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon  —  After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app.
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Sony warns that the PlayStation 5 will remain in short supply through 2022, citing challenges despite a supply boost, with a goal of selling 14.8M units this FY  —  - CFO said hard to catch up with demand even with supply boost  — Sony sees imbalance as indicative of PlayStation's popularity
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple's AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL  —  The Apple AirTag has been released almost ten days ago.  Since then, we have seen a user rebuilding an AirTag as a thinner card that fits into wallets …
Bloomberg:
Sources: cybercrime gang DarkSide, which caused Colonial Pipeline to halt operations, stole and encrypted ~100GB of data on Thursday before demanding a ransom  —  - Attackers stole nearly 100GB of data in two hours on Thursday  — Theft followed by locking of computers and ransom demand
Wall Street Journal:
Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted operations due to a ransomware attack  —  Colonial Pipeline carries roughly 45% of gasoline and diesel fuel consumed on the East Coast  —  The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple awards $45M from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning, bringing its total investment in the precision glass maker to $495M  —  Apple today announced it is awarding its longtime iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch glass supplier Corning an additional $45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Memo: California DMV says Tesla is at Level 2 currently after Tesla's head of Autopilot admits that Elon Musk has been exaggerating about “full self-driving”  —  'Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality'  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been overstating the capabilities …
Bloomberg:
How ByteDance is competing with Alibaba in social commerce, including roping in influencers like Xiaomi's Lei Jun to livestream on TikTok's Chinese twin Douyin  —  - TikTok owner aims to challenge Alibaba in e-commerce arena  — Zhang eyes global opportunity after ‘major breakthrough’

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