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May 26, 2021, 9:40 AM

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Joseph Menn / Reuters:
WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government for its new social media regulations, saying they would break privacy protections  —  WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the Indian government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Sources say Valve is making a Switch-like portable gaming PC that could launch by year's end  —  We can confirm some, but not all, of what's in store for the codenamed “SteamPal.”  —  Video game and hardware studio Valve has been secretly building a Switch-like portable PC …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it will acquire MGM Studios for $8.45B, its second-largest acquisition since it paid $13.7B for Whole Foods in 2017  —  - Amazon is buying MGM Studios, the companies announced, marking Amazon's most ambitious move yet into the entertainment business.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
USB standards body unveils its USB-C 2.1 revision, which supports power up to 240W, up from 100W currently, aimed at devices like 4K displays and gaming laptops  —  An upgrade to the USB-C standard will accommodate levels of up to 240 watts, an improvement that could let you plug power-hungry devices …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Tesla says deliveries of Model 3 and Y vehicles in North America will no longer be equipped with radar for Autopilot and instead rely on a camera-based system  —  Autopilot will rely on cameras from here on out in the Model 3 and Model Y  —  Tesla has stopped building forward-facing radar sensors …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook and Instagram now give users options to hide Like counts across all posts and to hide their own public Like counts from others  —  Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts Microsoft 365 updates, including tools for developers to integrate deeper into Teams, Graph updates, and Outlook message extensions on the web  —  Microsoft today announced a number of improvements across Microsoft 365, its line of subscription services offered as a part of Microsoft Office.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A breakdown of the different arguments pertaining to the App Store and how they were presented and discussed in the Epic vs Apple trial  —  Arguments in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc. wrapped up yesterday; Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers noted she had thousands of documents to pore over …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Koo, a microblogging service that allows users to post in English and Indian languages, raises $30M at over $100M valuation led by Tiger Global  —  Investors are backing Koo, an Indian alternative to Twitter, with large size checks at a time when tension is brewing between the American social network and New Delhi.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Satya Nadella teases a “next generation of Windows” announcement “very soon”; the revamped Windows will likely have big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Windows is getting big UI changes, a new store, and more  —  Microsoft isn't talking about its big Windows plans …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
DataDome, which helps secure e-commerce marketplaces against web scraping, account takeover, and payment fraud, raises $35M Series B led by Elephant  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Bot defense startup DataDome today announced that it raised $35 million …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber plans to recognize a trade union for its 70K drivers in the UK giving them more power to collectively bargain, while preserving its worker model  —  - The GMB labor group will represent Uber's 70,000 U.K. drivers  — Drivers will retain ability to choose where and when they work
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Boston-based cloud security analytics service Uptycs raises $50M Series C led by Norwest Venture Partners  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Cloud security analytics platform Uptycs today announced that it raised $50 million in a series C funding round led …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Lightrun, which helps developers debug their live production code from within their IDEs, raises $23M Series A led by Insight Partners  —  Lightrun, a startup that helps developers debug their live production code, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Insight Partners.

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