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January 14, 2022, 1:10 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
State AGs' lawsuit alleges Google misled publishers and advertisers for years about ad pricing by deflating sales for some while increasing prices for buyers  —  Details show Google employees fretting its ad tech auctions were ‘untruthful’ and based in ‘insider information’
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's mixed reality headset faces overheating, camera, and software problems, which may postpone its WWDC unveiling and delay its launch into 2023  —  Apple Inc. is considering pushing back the debut of its mixed-reality headset by at least a few months, potentially delaying …
Bloomberg:
Ukraine says a cyberattack brought down several government agency websites for hours, but their content was not changed and no sensitive data was stolen  —  Ukraine said a cyberattack brought down the websites of several government agencies for hours.  Authorities didn't immediately comment …
Aoyon Ashraf / CoinDesk:
Block says it is building an open-source bitcoin mining system to make mining more “distributed and efficient”, after Jack Dorsey teased the idea in October  —  The payment services company formerly known as Square is open to building new mining computers and is hiring for a new engineering team.
Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber / Reuters:
Russia's FSB says it detained and charged REvil ransomware gang members at the request of the US; source: Russian citizens won't be handed over to the US  —  Russia's FSB security service conducted a special operation against ransomware crime group REvil at the request of the United States …
Joanna Partridge / The Guardian:
Google plans to buy London's Central Saint Giles development, which includes 408K square feet of office space and 100+ residential apartments, for $1B  —  Site will have space for 10,000 UK employees who will work under hybrid workplace model  —  Google has announced a $1bn (£871m) …
NBC News:
The January 6 House committee subpoenas Meta, Alphabet, Reddit, and Twitter after their “inadequate responses” to requests for information about the riot  —  The House committee investigating Jan. 6 on Thursday subpoenaed Reddit, Twitter and the parent companies of Google and Facebook after their …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Meta faces a $3.1B UK class action suit alleging it abused Facebook's market dominance and set an “unfair price” for 44M UK users' data from 2015 to 2019  —  A competition legal expert, backed by a powerful litigation fund, is to mount a multibillion-dollar class action suit …
TechCrunch:
Q&A with Wordle creator Josh Wardle on the game's origin story, reasons for keeping it simple, app clones, and handling the traffic from its newfound popularity  —  “People have an appetite for things that transparently don't want anything from you.”  —  The internet loves …
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Crypto exchange FTX launches FTX Ventures, a $2B venture fund for crypto startup investments to be led by former Lightspeed partner Amy Wu  —  Quick Take  — FTX has launched a new venture unit, FTX Ventures  — The exchange operator has set aside $2 billion for the new fund
Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Bolt, which offers a one-click checkout service, raises a $355M Series E led by BlackRock, sources say at an $11B valuation  —  Checkout technology company Bolt continues to make quick work of attracting new capital.  The company announced Friday $355 million in Series E financing to give Bolt …

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