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September 13, 2021, 8:20 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect from Apple's September 14 event: narrower iPhone 13 notch, LTPO displays on Pro models, redesigned Watch Series 7, no M1X MacBook Pros, and more  —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com — you'll receive …
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Kuo: iPhone 13 Pro lineup will gain a 1TB storage option; Apple to announce AirPods 3 at September event, but will continue to sell current generation AirPods  —  Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has chimed in on what he expects to see during Tuesday's Apple Event, and is taking some stabs at pricing.
Financial Times:
Sources: Beijing wants to break up Ant Group's Alipay, which has over 1B users, and create a separate app for the company's highly profitable loans business  —  Chinese fintech will turn over user data to new joint venture partly owned by state  —  Beijing wants to break up Alipay …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Epic has filed an appeal to Friday's ruling in its lawsuit against Apple with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  —  The court ruled Friday that Epic should pay damages  —  Epic Games has filed an appeal to a Friday's ruling in its lawsuit against Apple, calling on a higher court …
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Financial Times:
Analysis: Irish DPC has failed to apply EU's privacy laws to US Big Tech companies, with 98% of 164 significant complaints about privacy abuses still unresolved  —  Irish regulator has not resolved 98% of 164 significant data protection complaints  —  Ireland is failing to apply …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
A look at the state of the VC industry: from over-paying in the face of absurd valuations, to big bets on decentralized “Web 3.0” apps, cybersecurity, and more  —  The world around us is being disrupted by the acceleration of technology into more industries and more consumer applications.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Study of 61,000 Microsoft employees shows the shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration, threatening productivity and long-term innovation  —  A new study finds that Microsoft's companywide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Commercetools, which provides e-commerce APIs that retailers can use to build customized services, raises $140M Series C led by Accel at a $1.9B valuation  —  E-commerce these days is now a major part of every retailer's strategy, so technology builders and platforms that are helping …
Rachel Louise Ensign / Wall Street Journal:
A look into crypto-backed loans, which holders have used to buy houses, cars, or even ramp up their investments, as federal and state securities oversight grows  —  Upstart lenders make it easy to take out loans backed by cryptocurrency holdings.  Regulators are watching.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Copado, a DevOps service for multiple clouds including Salesforce and Heroku, raises $140M Series C at a $1.2B valuation  —  The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility.  Register now!  —  Copado, a developer operations (DevOps) …
Tage Kene-Okafor / TechCrunch:
Cairo-based Capiter, which offers a B2B service for manufacturers to distribute products and merchants to access them, raises $33M Series A  —  Funding startups that help manufacturers and sellers distribute products and merchants access them on a single platform keeps soaring across Africa.

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