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January 4, 2022, 7:25 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple became the first company to reach a $3T market cap when its stock hit $182.86, tripling its valuation in under four years, before closing at $182.01  —  - Apple hit a market cap of $3 trillion, tripling in valuation in under four years.  — The milestone is mostly symbolic …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung says its 2022 TVs will support browsing, displaying, and purchasing NFTs, as well as viewing their history and blockchain metadata  —  Learn about an NFT's blockchain history from the comfort of your couch  —  Staring at your non-fungible tokens on a smartphone or laptop screen is fine and all …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Samsung unveils Samsung Gaming Hub, coming to select 2022 Samsung TVs, offering support for Google Stadia, Nvidia's GeForce Now, and Utomik cloud gaming  —  Plus a mysterious way to pass through your game console's controller signals  —  Samsung is revealing a new lineup of smart TVs at CES 2022 today …
Daniel Victor / New York Times:
A look at Wordle, a viral once-a-day word guessing game created by a Brooklyn-based engineer as a side project that has amassed 300,000 players in two months  —  The word game has gone from dozens of players to hundreds of thousands in a few months.  It was created by a software engineer in Brooklyn for his partner.
Brian Newar / Cointelegraph:
After a reported theft, OpenSea freezes 16 Bored Ape and Mutant Ape NFTs, worth ~$2.3M, leading some to point out the NFT space's lack of decentralization  —  Art gallery owner Todd Kramer had his valuable NFT collection stolen from his hot wallet yesterday, so OpenSea froze the stolen assets worth about $2.2 million.
David Lumb / CNET:
AT&T and Verizon agree to delay the launch of their upgraded 5G networks for two weeks over aviation safety concerns from the FAA and the airline industry  —  The companies were poised to roll out the so-called C-band airwaves this week, which promise to bring improved speed and coverage to their 5G networks.
Natasha Mascarenhas / TechCrunch:
Tweets by 8VC's Joe Lonsdale about “woke” tech diversity prompt swift criticism from tech investors as he attempts to recontextualize his earlier statements  —  Last week, in response to someone who tweeted that VCs were racist, venture capitalist and entrepreneur Joe Lonsdale …
Bloomberg:
The US takes Kremlin insider Vladislav Klyushin into custody; sources say he has documents related to Russia's hack of DNC servers during the 2016 US election  —  IT executive Vladislav Klyushin's journey into U.S. custody is a blow to the Kremlin, say people familiar with a Russian intelligence assessment of what he may have to offer
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Broward Health, a Florida-based health care system with 30+ locations, says it was breached and info on 1.36M people, including medical histories, was leaked  —  The Broward Health public health system has disclosed a large-scale data breach incident impacting 1,357,879 individuals.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 FE, with a 6.4-inch display, Snapdragon 888, 120Hz refresh rate, triple-lens rear camera, and a 32MP selfie camera, starting at $699  —  There's now even less room between the ceiling of the A-series and the floor of the S-series  —  After a year of will-they-or …

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