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May 27, 2021, 11:55 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Nintendo plans to announce an upgraded Switch ahead of the June E3 conference and release it in September or October, for more than the original's $299  —  - Announcement of new Switch could be made ahead of June's E3  — Suppliers say Nintendo likely to price new model above $299
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Instagram's test to hide Like counts highlights a lesson that social networks are reluctant to learn: one-size-fits-all policies are making users miserable  —  PLUS: WhatsApp sues India  —  In April 2019, amid growing questions about the effects of social networks on mental health …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter says users can now join Spaces via desktop and mobile web browsers, but can't host rooms on the web just yet  —  You can't host rooms yourself on the web just yet, though  —  You'll be able to join Twitter's Clubhouse-like Spaces from desktop and mobile web browsers starting Wednesday …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook says it will no longer take down posts that claim COVID-19 was man-made, following renewed debate about the origins of the virus  —  Facebook will no longer take down posts claiming that Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured, a company spokesperson told POLITICO on Wednesday …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher details a WebKit flaw, which can lead to a RCE exploit, that remains unpatched by Apple despite the availability of an open source fix for 3 weeks  —  WebKit bug that was fixed upstream has yet to find its way into Apple products.  —  Apple has yet to patch a security bug found …
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook says it will limit the distribution of all posts from personal accounts that routinely spread misinformation  —  Facebook Inc. will begin doling out harsher punishments for individual accounts that repeatedly share false or misleading posts, an expansion of the social network's efforts to crack down on misinformation.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sujeong Lim / Counterpoint Research:
Global smartwatch shipments rose 35% YoY in Q1 2021; market leader Apple grew 50% YoY to increase its market share by 3% points while Samsung grew 27% YoY  —  - Apple registers a healthy 50% annual growth, capturing a third of the smartwatch market in terms of volumes.
Karan Deep Singh / New York Times:
Twitter criticizes the Indian government's “intimidation tactics” and says it will push for changes to regulations that give it more authority over online media  —  The social media platform criticized what it called “intimidation tactics,” saying it would push back on new rules …
Jeff John Roberts / Decrypt:
PayPal to add third-party wallet transfer support, allowing users to send bitcoin to PayPal and Venmo users as well as to Coinbase and outside crypto wallets  —  PayPal created a stir in the crypto markets last year when it announced its millions of users could buy and sell Bitcoin.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia beats with record Q1 revenue of $5.66B, up 84% YoY, with Gaming revenue of $2.76B, up 106% YoY, and Data Center revenue of $2.05B, up 79% YoY  —  Nvidia reported revenues of $5.66 billion for its first fiscal quarter ended May 2, up 84% from a year earlier.  Gaming revenue grew 106% to $2.76 billion.

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