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January 26, 2022, 11:20 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to launch a public preview of Android apps for Windows 11, taskbar improvements, redesigned Notepad and Media Player apps, and more in February  —  New Notepad and Media Player apps also on the way  —  Microsoft is planning to launch a public preview of its Android apps …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Discord experienced a widespread API outage, preventing many users from joining calls or chatting; Discord says services are back online after over two hours  —  A major outage was affecting Discord  —  Discord experienced a widespread outage Wednesday afternoon, preventing many users from connecting to the communications app.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Valve will release the Steam Deck on February 25 and says reservations will be filled in weekly batches, after supply chain issues delayed its launch last year  —  You'll need a reservation  —  Valve announced that the Steam Deck will go on sale starting February 25th.
Corin Faife / The Verge:
The White House tells agencies to adopt a zero trust cybersecurity strategy, including using hardware-based authentication tools over push notifications or SMS  —  Federal departments will have two months to outline their response  —  The White House released a new cybersecurity strategy Wednesday aimed …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 15.3 and macOS Monterey 12.2 with a fix for the IndexedDB API bug in Safari, as well as iPadOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4, tvOS 15.3, and HomePod 15.3  —  Apple's latest round of software updates is now rolling out to the public. iOS 15.3 is now available to iPhone users …
Chris Mills Rodrigo / The Hill:
YouTube permanently bans Fox News' Dan Bongino for trying to evade a previous suspension; the pro-Trump pundit previously said he planned to leave the platform  —  YouTube on Wednesday permanently banned conservative commentator Dan Bongino from the platform, saying he attempted to evade a previous suspension.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Intel reports Q4 revenue of $19.5B, up 4% YoY vs. estimates of $18.31B, Data Center Group revenue of $7.3B, up 20% YoY, IoT Group revenue of $1.1B, up 36% YoY  —  - Intel reported fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.  — Intel's largest business, its Client Computing Group …
Wall Street Journal:
Source: Meta-backed Diem Association is selling its technology to California bank Silvergate Capital, which serves crypto companies, for ~$200M  —  Diem Association is selling its technology to crypto-focused bank Silvergate Capital for $200 million  —  Facebook's ambitious effort to bring cryptocurrency to the masses has failed.
Lauren Rosenblatt / The Seattle Times:
Amazon is ending its third-party “Sold by Amazon” program after Washington's AG found the company engaged in price fixing and the program was anticompetitive  —  Amazon is shutting down its “Sold by Amazon” program after an investigation from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found …
Tonya Riley / CyberScoop:
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find a 12-year-old vulnerability in Polkit that local attackers can use to gain root privileges on all major Linux distributions; an exploit is out  —  A vulnerability in Polkit's pkexec component that is present in the default configuration of all major Linux distributions …
Ivan Lam / Counterpoint Research:
Smartphone sales in China fell 9% YoY in Q4 2021 as full-year sales dropped 2% YoY; Apple became China's top vendor in Q4 after six years with 23% market share  —  - Smartphone sales in China declined (9% YoY) for the third consecutive quarter in Q4 2021.  — Full-year smartphone sales declined …
Bloomberg:
Swiss bank UBS to acquire robo-adviser Wealthfront, which has 470K+ US clients, for $1.4B in cash, as it aims to use AI to pitch services to the world's wealthy  —  UBS Group AG agreed to buy U.S. robo-adviser Wealthfront for $1.4 billion in cash, as Chief Executive Officer Ralph Hamers tapped …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
The EU General Court overturns a record €1.06B fine for Intel, levied in 2009 over allegedly squeezing out AMD, saying that EU regulators made key errors  —  Intel Corp. won a historic victory in its court fight over a record 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) competition fine …
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Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Logixboard, which provides software to help freight forwarding companies manage their operations, raises a $32M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  The news: Logixboard, a Seattle startup that sells software to freight forwarding companies, raised $32 million.  It follows a $13 million round raised in April.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Polly, which offers tools to automate customer workflows for the mortgage industry, raises a $37M Series B led by Menlo Ventures  —  Polly, a SaaS technology startup aiming to “transform” the mortgage capital markets, announced today that it has raised $37 million in a Series B funding round led by Menlo Ventures.

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