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June 24, 2021, 11:20 AM

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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google will delay plans to block third-party cookies from early 2022 to late 2023, to find ways to protect privacy without hurting ad-dependent publishers  —  Google has delayed a major privacy change to its Chrome browser, pushing back a plan to block third-party cookies until late 2023 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
After debate, House committee approves five major antitrust bills, including regulations on user data portability and acquisitions of competitors  —  Tech companies to take the battle over the proposed new regulations and oversight to the House floor and Senate
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft:
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The Verge:
Live blog of Microsoft's Windows 11 event  —  Microsoft is ready to usher in a new version of Windows, and it looks like 11 will be the magical number.  After months of teasers, Windows 11 leaked last week and provided us an early look at what Microsoft should announce today.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Andreessen Horowitz raises $2.2B for its third fund focused on crypto startups and cryptocurrencies  —  - The Silicon Valley venture capital firm just announced a new $2.2 billion cryptocurrency-focused fund.  — “We believe that the next wave of computing innovation will be driven by crypto …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google and Jio Platforms announce JioPhone Next, an “affordable” phone running an optimized version of Android, launching in India on September 10; price TBD  —  Jio Platforms, run by India's richest man (Mukesh Ambani), and Google on Thursday unveiled the JioPhone Next …
Simon Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Visa buys Sweden-based Tink, which offers open banking APIs used by more than 3,400 banks and financial institutions in Europe, for €1.8B  —  Tink would give Visa a foothold in open banking, which connects consumers to multiple financial institutions  —  Visa Inc. agreed to pay …
Zack Seward / CoinDesk:
Crypto analytics startup Chainalysis raises $100M Series E led by Coatue at a $4.2B+ valuation, after raising $100M Series D in March at a $2B valuation  —  It's the firm's second $100 million raise this year.  —  Chainalysis is adding another $100 million in venture capital as crypto's role …
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Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Peacock had fewer than 10M paid subs as of May; Comcast is considering a deal with ViacomCBS or acquiring Roku as it seeks to become a streaming giant  —  The broadband and cable company, which owns NBCUniversal, sticks with its marriage of content and delivery, though AT&T has reversed course
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Tonkean, which is developing a no-code automation service for companies, raises $50M Series B, bringing its total raised to $81M  —  Where does your enterprise stand on the AI adoption curve?  Take our AI survey to find out.  —  Tonkean, a software startup developing a no-code workflow …
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
BuzzFeed announces plans to go public via SPAC merger, targeting a $1.5B valuation, and will acquire digital publisher Complex Networks for $300M  —  BuzzFeed, a 15-year-old digital media company, announced Thursday it plans to go public via a merger with a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Apple launches App Store search ads in China, five years after launching in the US  —  After launching five years ago in the United States, Apple's search advertising service finally arrived in mainland China this week.  —  The feature, called Apple Search Ads, lets developers bid …
Reuters:
John McAfee has died by suicide in a Spanish jail cell, according to his lawyer, hours after news that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the US  —  Antivirus creator John McAfee, 75, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona after the Spanish high court had authorised …
Anthony Reuben / BBC:
EE says it will add a £2 roaming charge in Europe for new customers starting January 2022, the first UK operator to reintroduce roaming charges after Brexit  —  Mobile operator EE will charge new UK customers extra to use their mobile phones in Europe from January.

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