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January 12, 2022, 6:10 AM

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Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Federal judge rules FTC's amended suit alleging Meta has a monopoly can move forward, after a ruling last year threw out FTC's complaint over lack of evidence  —  The decision is a reversal of fortune for the agency after its first complaint was thrown out last year
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Wordle clones are starting to disappear from Apple's App Store, after reports surfaced about many capitalizing on the guessing game's popularity  —  It seems Apple has taken action  —  Has Apple taken action against apps that cloned the popular web game Wordle?
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Samsung, which had announced a January 11 event for the Exynos 2200, didn't show up to its own product launch and has yet to provide an explanation  —  The Exynos 2200 was supposed to launch on January 11.  It didn't.  Nobody knows why.  —  So here's a crazy story.
Talal Ansari / Wall Street Journal:
Kim Kardashian and other celebrities are facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly leading investors into an EthereumMax cryptocurrency pump-and-dump scam  —  Lawsuit alleges celebrities made false or misleading statements to investors about EthereumMax; company disputes allegations
Meta:
Meta elects DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu to its board of directors; Zuckerberg says Xu has experience “solving complex challenges in commerce”  —  Meta today announced that Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of DoorDash, Inc., has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective immediately.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
PCI Special Interest Group finalizes its PCIe 6.0 specification, expected in servers in 2023, doubling PCIe 5.0's speeds and reaching 128GBps in x16 slots  —  This morning the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) is releasing the much-awaited final (1.0) specification for PCI Express 6.0.
Bloomberg:
Sony confirms PlayStation 4 production will continue in 2022, which sources claim will help the company offset some PlayStation 5 production pressure  —  Sony Group Corp. will continue producing PlayStation 4 consoles throughout 2022 as it navigates disruptions to the global supply chain …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile says it has “not broadly blocked” iCloud Private Relay, blaming a bug in iOS 15.2, but says customers with content filtering plans won't have access  —  T-Mobile has officially acknowledged a bug that has blocked some subscribers from using iCloud Private Relay when connected to cellular networking.
Mike Colias / Wall Street Journal:
GM plans to launch an online used vehicle marketplace this spring called CarBravo, which will leverage its dealer network to compete with CarMax and Carvana  —  The Detroit auto maker is rolling out CarBravo, a new business that helps dealers put their used-car lots online

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