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June 1, 2021, 12:50 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia announces flagship gaming GPU GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over RTX 2080 Ti, available worldwide on June 3 for $1,199  —  This is Nvidia's new flagship gaming GPU  —  Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU today, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter launches Tomorrow, a weather news service, which includes newsletters, ticketed audio sessions, Q&As, and is led by climate journalist Eric Holthaus  —  Twitter is partnering with veteran climate journalist and meteorologist Eric Holthaus to launch a local weather news service …
Sara Randazzo / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon quietly changed its terms of service to let customers file lawsuits against it, after facing over 75K arbitration demands from Echo users  —  The retail giant is no longer steering customers away from the court system, as companies scramble to find ways to avoid lawyers who file mass-arbitration claims
S. Shah / Engadget:
Samsung and AMD are collaborating to build Exynos mobile chips featuring RDNA 2 graphics that will support ray tracing and variable rate shading  —  working together on a GPU since 2019 and today we're getting another major update on the partnership.  As part of its Computex keynote …
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Alienware unveils its thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch X-Series gaming laptops with 11th-gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia 30-series GPUs, starting at $2,000 and $2,100  —  It's been a few years since the last time Alienware's laptops got a big revamp, but with its new X-Series laptops …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD unveils Radeon RX 6000M series of graphics adapters for gaming laptops, which are based on the RDNA2 architecture that underpins AMD's desktop RX 6000 parts  —  Headlining a busy Computex for AMD - and a bit of return to form in that regard - this evening the company is making several graphics and CPU-related product announcements.
Washington Post:
Analysis of data from 5,411 warehouses in 2020 finds Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at nearly double the rate of workers at comparable companies  —  A Washington Post analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows Amazon's serious injury rates are nearly double those at warehouses run by other companies.
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Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Twitter says it will start adding full-screen ads to Fleets, supporting images and videos that can be up to 30 seconds long  —  A handful of advertisers will begin testing the format Tuesday  —  Twitter said Tuesday it will start adding full-screen ads to Fleets, its disappearing tweets …
Rachel Monroe / New Yorker:
Profile of Kurtis Minder, who for the past year has been managing fraught discussions between companies and hackers as a ransomware negotiator  —  Kurtis Minder finds the cat-and-mouse energy of outsmarting criminal syndicates deeply satisfying.  —  A few days after Thanksgiving last year …
The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase says users can add Coinbase Card to Apple Pay and Google Pay and spend crypto, with Coinbase automatically converting crypto to USD for a fee  —  You can now use your Coinbase Card with Apple Pay and Google Pay to make it even easier to spend crypto¹ at home and on the go.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber and Lyft acknowledge prices are up and wait times are longer, citing a lack of drivers; research found prices rose 37% from March 2020 to March 2021  —  The companies say they are charging extra because they don't have enough drivers to match rebounding customer demand.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Malt, a freelance marketplace for developers, designers, project managers, and others, raises €80M led by Goldman Sachs, sources say at a €400M valuation  —  The world of professional services has long relied on contractors to fill in for assignments and projects that might …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Latin American startup Belvo, whose open finance API platform is used to access end-user data to build financial products, raises $43M Series A  —  Belvo, a Latin American startup which has built an open finance API platform, announced today it has raised $43 million in a Series A round of funding.
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