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January 15, 2022, 2:25 PM

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Toby Sterling / Reuters:
Apple will let dating app developers in the Netherlands offer alternative payment options, complying with an order to do so by January 15 or face fines  —  Apple said on Saturday it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to their users …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is uncertain about using a glass back for the 2022 iPad Pro, and is testing a larger glass Apple logo on the iPad Pro's back for MagSafe charging  —  Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Pro models this year - previous rumors suggested that the company had been experimenting …
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 …
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 …
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Netflix raises its monthly subscription prices by $1 to $2 in the US and Canada; the standard US plan has increased from $13.99 to $15.49 per month  —  Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday …
Fais Khan / startups and econ:
Analysis: Coinbase influences cryptocurrency returns, most coins underperform BTC and ETH over time, and VC-backed coins give the worst returns of all  —  Note: This is not investment advice and my investment disclosures are below.  —  Special thanks to my Ali Khan for running the scripts to grab and analyze pricing data.
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’
Leah Nylen / Politico:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners are in advanced talks to buy Citrix Systems; a deal could be announced within a few weeks  —  Elliott Investment Management and Vista Equity Partners are in advanced talks to buy software-maker Citrix Systems Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
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