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June 14, 2021, 1:05 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: many Apple US stores will drop mask requirement for vaccinated customers as soon as Tuesday; mask requirement to be dropped at some Cupertino offices  —  Apple Inc. plans to drop its mask requirement for vaccinated customers at many U.S. stores beginning next week …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Interview with Apple execs Bob Borchers and Sebastien Marineau-Mes about changes to multitasking in iPadOS 15, SharePlay, Universal Control, Quick Note, more  —  Apple executives talk about the new iPad software's mental models and multitasking enhancements
Dan Rose / @danrose999:
[Thread] Former Facebook employee, now Coatue Management Chairman, shares his experiences working with Mark Zuckerberg during Facebook's early days  —  In my experience the best founders develop a fighter mentality. Mark Zuckerberg was a fighter, and without that mentality Facebook would never have achieved its full potential. Here's what I saw over 13 years working for Zuck:
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Yuan Yang / Financial Times:
A new generation of young workers at China's technology giants is demanding an end to forced rankings, harsh working conditions, and the “996” work culture  —  By the time he arrived at Alibaba, Tim had been working to get there for years.  Raised in a small town in Zhejiang province …
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Profile of DigitalMint, a final-mile crypto broker that helps ransomware victims pay ransoms in cryptocurrency, within 30-60 minutes of contact from the hacker  —  - A business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds this year, according to research firm Cybersecurity Ventures.
Sage Lazzaro / VentureBeat:
UNESCO: AI and robotics have “dominated scientific output” in recent years; ~150K research articles were published on those subjects in 2019, up 44% from 2015  —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  The United Nations Educational …
Alex González Ormerod / Rest of World:
After El Salvador's president, many Latin American politicians are expressing interest in adopting cryptocurrencies, as a PR exercise to elevate their profiles  —  El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele set off a movement for political opportunists and crypto-enthusiasts alike.  —  • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Robert N. Charette / IEEE Spectrum:
As carmakers integrate 100-150+ chip-based electronic control units in each car, a look at the challenges of an auto industry that is more dependent on software  —  The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars.  Can the auto industry cope?
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Taproot, a significant Bitcoin upgrade promising better transaction privacy and smart contracts, got approved by miners globally, due to take effect in November  —  - The first bitcoin upgrade in four years has just been approved by miners around the world.  It's called Taproot, and it's due to take effect in November.

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