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May 11, 2021, 4:20 PM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
MSI unveils new laptops for creators and gamers, like the $2,599 Creator Z16, aimed at MacBook Pro users, with a 120Hz 16:10 QHD+ display and GeForce RTX 3060  —  New models for creators and gamers at all price points  —  MSI has announced a number of gaming and creator laptops that include Intel's brand-new Tiger Lake H processors.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel unveils 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake-H 10nm mobile processors for high-performance desktop and gaming, with five consumer chips and five commercial ones  —  Ever since the launch of the first series of Intel Core 11th Generation Tiger Lake processors aimed at the ‘U-series’ 15 W market …
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Anna Cooban / Insider:
WhatsApp details the experience for those who don't agree to its new privacy policy, including losing access to calls, messages, and notifications  —  - WhatsApp will eventually stop users sending and receiving messages if they refuse a new privacy policy.  — If users do not agree to the policy …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google Pay users in the US can now send money to GPay users in India and Singapore; Google has partnered with Western Union and Wise to enable this feature  —  Google Pay users in the U.S. can now send money to GPay users in India and Singapore, Google said on Tuesday, making its first push into the remittances market.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube plans to pay $100M to top creators on YouTube Shorts, its TikTok competitor, through 2022, starting in the next few months in the US and India  —  YouTube is giving its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, an injection of cash to help it better compete with rivals.
The Verge:
A county-by-county map of the broadband gap in the US shows how lack of fiber stifles economic activity in poor counties which in turn results in disinvestment  —  A county-by-county look at the broadband gap  —  If broadband access was a problem before 2020, the pandemic turned it into a crisis.
Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo:
Apple's ATT privacy policy is a commercial land grab dressed up as a moral crusade and it will ultimately subvert the open web and the freemium business model  —  Last week, Apple introduced a new ad unit to the App Store: a paid placement on its Search page.  —  Rumors of this new unit had circulated previously
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Zigbee Alliance renames as Connectivity Standards Alliance and unveils Matter, an interoperable connectivity standard to ship in smart home devices this year  —  An industry alliance sponsored by Apple, Google, Amazon and other tech companies will begin certifying smart home devices later this year …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Big chip buyers, including Apple and Google, are joining top chip-makers like Intel to create a lobbying group for chip manufacturing subsidies  —  (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest chip buyers, including Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc's Google, are joining top chip-makers …
MK Manoylov / The Block:
Coinbase reaches #1 on the US iOS App Store for first time since 2017, after reaching the #2 spot on April 14, the day of its IPO  —  On May 10, the Coinbase app topped the U.S. Apple App Store, a position the crypto exchange hadn't been in since late 2017.
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase to ban pay negotiations in hiring and will offer the same pay to new hires in the same position and location; top performers to still get “multipliers”  —  Coinbase is always evolving.  In the last year, we've grown our headcount by 100%, hired in 6 new countries …
Wall Street Journal:
Uber and Lyft will offer free rides to and from US vaccination sites until July 4, in a partnership with Biden's admin that provides site data to Lyft and Uber  —  New transportation partnership comes as Biden administration explores ways to encourage people to get vaccinated
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Palantir reports Q1 revenue of $341M, up 49% YoY, with $208M from government and $133M from commercial sources; Palantir has 149 customers, up from 125 in 2020  —  - Palantir, the maker of software and analytics tools for the defense industry and large corporations, reported 49% revenue growth …
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Facebook ordered to stop collecting German users' WhatsApp data by regulator, starting with a three-month emergency ban on the data collection  —  - Hamburg regulator issues a three-month emergency order  — Watchdog calls new terms intransparent and overly broad
Reuters:
Sources: Foxconn's iPhone output in India has dropped by more than 50% because of COVID-19 infections among workers  —  Production of the Apple iPhone 12 (AAPL.O) at a Foxconn (2317.TW) factory in India has slumped by more than 50% because workers infected with COVID-19 have had to leave their posts, two sources told Reuters.
Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News:
San Francisco-based Legion, which makes workforce management software, raises $50M Series C led by Stripes, bringing its total raised to $85.5M  —  Redwood City, California-based Legion closed a $50 million Series C to try to help companies find the right balance between workforce and market demand as the world emerges from a pandemic.
Eyk Henning / Bloomberg:
Block.one is launching Bullish, a crypto exchange, in the second half of 2021, capitalized by about $10B in digital assets and cash  —  - Bullish exchange to launch in the second half of this year  — Funding round includes Alan Howard, Louis Bacon and Richard Li  —  Follow us @crypto for our full coverage.

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