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May 24, 2021, 11:55 AM

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Nick Statt / Protocol:
As Apple and Epic make their closing arguments, a look at the judge's pointed questioning of Tim Cook on Friday that touched on App Store's lack of competition  —  Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who is presiding over the Epic v. Apple antitrust trial, saved her best for last.
Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
Study: among 44 tech startups that completed a SPAC deal from the start of 2020 through April 2021, their share prices had fallen 12.6% on average by May 17  —  Entrepreneurs are increasingly wary about the money-raising tool after watching peers' stocks slide and investors balk
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Pro-Palestinian activist campaign targets Facebook's app store ratings via 1-star reviews; Facebook's internal chats show Apple declined to remove the reviews  —  Pro-Palestinian activists are running a coordinated campaign to downgrade Facebook's app review ratings to protest …
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