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May 23, 2021, 5:25 AM

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José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
Apple says HomePod and HomePod mini will receive a software update in the future to natively support Apple Music Lossless  —  After a week of controversies, Apple released a support page with everything users need to know about Apple Music Lossless.  For example, we've now discovered …
Patrick O'Rourke / MobileSyrup:
Q&A with Apple VP Tim Twerdahl, who says the new Siri Remote doesn't need AirTag's UWB tech because it is too thick to get lost in couch cushions  —  The new Apple TV features an entirely revamped Siri Remote, the A12 Bionic chip and 60Hz Dolby Vision  —  Ahead of the A pple TV 4K …
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
India's information technology ministry asks social media companies to take down any content that refers to an “Indian variant” of the coronavirus  —  India's information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Great Deals, which helps brands like L'Oréal and Unilever build their online retail operations in the Philippines, raises $30M Series B led by Fast Group  —  Founded in 2014, Great Deals is an e-commerce enabler that helps brands like Abbot, L'Oreal and Unilever build their online retail operations in the Philippines.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Profile of Paul Romer, once tech's favorite economist and now a critic, who has championed state taxes on the digital ads sold by Facebook and Google  —  Paul Romer's call for government activism, particularly toward the big tech companies, reflects “a profound change in my thinking.”
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitch launches a category for “Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches” streams, letting creators continue to stream them while letting advertisers and viewers avoid them  —  ‘Being found to be sexy by others is not against our rules’  —  Twitch is launching a dedicated category …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Air India, a member of Star Alliance, says data of 4.5M passengers, including names, passport info, and credit card data, was stolen in a February breach  —  Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
In his Epic v. Apple trial testimony, Tim Cook offered a carefully tended ignorance that left many of the lawsuit's key questions unanswered, or unanswerable  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook took his first turn in the witness chair this morning in what is probably the most anticipated testimony of the Epic v. Apple antitrust case.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Spotify adds offline playback for playlists, albums, and podcasts on Apple Watch for Premium subscribers; available on Watch Series 3 running WatchOS 6 and up  —  The announcement comes a few days after a similar feature was announced for Wear devices  —  Spotify is adding the ability …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at a fossil fuel power plant in NY that has been restarted to mine crypto, as NY considers a bill for placing a three-year moratorium on crypto mining  —  The lofty prices of cryptocurrencies have investors sinking money into electricity generation, risking a backlash
Columbia Journalism Review:
Long-term linking on a volatile web is falling victim to link rot, as a new study shows 25% of deep links on NYT.com articles from 1996-2019 are inaccessible  —  Hyperlinks are a powerful tool for journalists and their readers.  Diving deep into the context of an article is just a click away.

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