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January 29, 2022, 4:15 PM

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JR Raphael / Computerworld:
A look at Google's history with tablets; Android co-founder Rich Miner's LinkedIn page says he has been working as Google's Android tablets CTO since March 2021  —  This wild Android tablet concept could have completely changed the way we interact with our devices.  Ready to pop the red pill?
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Twitter says it stopped enforcing its civic integrity policy in March 2021 regarding lies about the 2020 US election as Biden had been president for over a year  —  (CNN)Twitter quit taking action to try to limit the spread of lies about the 2020 election, the company said on Friday …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How Lina Khan's FTC is using the concept of “monopsony”, a market where one buyer is pre-eminent, to push for Big Tech antitrust regulation  —  Federal Trade Commission chief Lina Khan has developed an innovative way to frame the issue.  Whether she has the tools to see it through remains to be seen.
John Gapper / Financial Times:
An in-depth look at the ongoing patent battle over warehouse automation between Norwegian robotics company AutoStore and UK supermarket giant Ocado  —  In the village of Nedre Vats, on the edge of a 700m-deep fjord in the west of Norway, there is a white wooden house with a small red barn.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
DeFi service Qubit Finance says a hacker stole ~$80M in Binance coins on January 27 and offers them a bug bounty in exchange for returning the cryptocurrency  —  A threat actor has used an exploit to steal approximately $80 million from Qubit Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) …
James Hale / Tubefilter:
YouTuber Hank Green compares TikTok's creator fund, which pays creators less as more creators join, unfavorably to YouTube, which pays 55% of ad revenue  —  In 2020, TikTok established a creator fund that distributes $200 million annually to creators based in the U.S.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds unlisted app distribution to the App Store, letting developers publish an app that can only be installed via a direct link and not found via search  —  Apple has deployed an interesting new App Store feature called ‘unlisted app distribution’.  This means a developer can now publish …

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