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January 30, 2022, 12:50 PM

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
The FCC announces $1.2B+ in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand broadband service across 32 states, provided by 23 telecom companies  —  The FCC plans to deploy broadband service in one million new areas  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) …
Stephanie Clifford / Elle:
Profile of Ann Lai, who settled a harassment lawsuit against Justin Caldbeck's Binary Capital in 2020, as she talks about her ordeal publicly for the first time  —  She quit her high-profile job and sounded an alarm about bad behavior in tech—and she was nearly forced from the industry.
Samantha Hissong / Rolling Stone:
Profile of artist Seneca, who says she is the lead designer behind the original Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection and has seen relatively little compensation  —  The Bored Ape Yacht Club lit up the internet — but its lead designer, Seneca, has been watching from the shadows
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the fight between six rapid grocery delivery startups in NYC, which raised $5.5B+ since 2020; sources: some are averaging a loss of $20+ per order  —  Jokr, Getir and Buyk are piling on freebies to build up a customer base in New York City  —  Since Hayoung Park moved to Manhattan last year …
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?
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Claire L. Evans / The Verge:
Profile of Susan Headley, an influential hacker of the 1980s, who specialized in social engineering and now leads a quiet life in a large US Midwestern city  —  She was known, back then, as Susan Thunder.  For someone in the business of deception, she stood out: she was unusually tall …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Internal messages detail Spotify's lax health content policy; the company told staff multiple Joe Rogan podcast episodes “didn't meet the threshold for removal”  —  Leaked messages reveal the company has reviewed every Rogan episode and none ‘meet the threshold for removal’
Brian Fung / CNN:
Filings and interviews with decision makers and legal experts reveal bureaucracy with competing mandates at the FAA and the FCC caused the 5G launch blowup  —  Emirates president blasts 5G rollout: ‘Utterly irresponsible’  —  (CNN)From canceled flights to dire warnings of a stalled shipping economy …

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