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June 14, 2021, 8:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to launch a faster Watch with improved connectivity and screen this year, plus an entry-level model and an extreme sports model next year  —  - Updated screens and performance this year, new functions later  — New entry-level and extreme sports models planned for 2022
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
SCOTUS throws out a lower court ruling that had allowed 3rd-party scraping of LinkedIn users' public profiles, sending the dispute back to federal appeals court  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) LinkedIn Corp another chance to try to stop rival hiQ Labs Inc …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google makes Workspace and Chat available to all and adds client-side encryption for data on Workspace  —  That's over three billion potential users  —  Google is announcing some changes to its Workspace suite of apps and services today, including availability for anybody who has a Google account.
Peter Rudegeair / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Shopify, Sequoia, and others recently bought ~$1B of Stripe stock from existing shareholders before Stripe's expected IPO; bids exceeded $4B  —  Shopify, Sequoia Capital and others recently bought about $1 billion of shares in fintech Stripe, which could go public late this year or next
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Review of the new $150 Beats Studio Buds: comfortable design and good sound quality but poor ANC, and some AirPods features are missing like audio sharing  —  Beats tried to do a lot at once — probably too much — with its new earbuds  —  The new Studio Buds are Beats' second pair …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Razer unveils Blade 14 laptop, with AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU, RTX 3080 GPU, and a QHD 165Hz display, starting at $1,799, says it's the smallest 14" gaming laptop  —  AMD in RGB  —  After months of rumors and speculation, many gamers' dreams have finally come true.
NBC News:
Sources: in 2019, major labor union Teamsters refused a ransomware demand of $2.5M, against the FBI's advice, and instead rebuilt its systems from scratch  —  WASHINGTON — When the Teamsters were hit by a ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend in 2019, the hackers asked for a seven-figure payment.
New York Times:
Sources: Apple turned over data to the DOJ about Trump's White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II in 2018 after being subpoenaed; Apple told McGahn last month  —  The company notified Donald F. McGahn II last month that it had been subpoenaed for his account information three years ago.
Brad Smith / Washington Post:

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