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February 5, 2022, 5:05 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to unveil a 5G iPhone SE and an iPad Air with a faster processor and 5G in an online presentation on or near March 8  —  Apple Inc. is targeting a date on or near March 8 to unveil a new low-cost iPhone and an updated iPad, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Peloton is drawing interest from potential buyers, including Amazon; Peloton's market value is now ~$8B, down from its ~$50B high around a year ago  —  The maker of stationary bikes faces pressure from activist investor as its share price sags  —  Peloton Interactive Inc …
Riana Pfefferkorn / The Center for Internet and Society:
A close look at the EARN IT Act, which is modeled after FOSTA and was recently reintroduced in Congress, and why it risks exacerbating the online CSAM problem  —  This is the latest entry in my lengthy archive of writing, talks, and interviews about the EARN IT Act:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Report details Stadia's future as a white-label game streaming service called Google Stream, including talks with Capcom, Bungie, and Peloton  —  Stadia's future as a white-label streaming platform has been clear for some months now, especially after the first partnership with AT&T …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Meta adds a “personal boundary” system, on by default, to VR avatars in Horizon Worlds and its Horizon Venues live event service, aiming to stop harassment  —  It's rolling out in Horizon Worlds and Venues  —  Meta is adding a “personal boundary” system to its Horizon virtual …
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Digital assets like NFTs give us a glimpse into a future where every aspect of human life that can be digitally recorded will be collateralized and securitized  —  The internet has always financialized our lives.  Web3 just makes that explicit.  —  Twitter has begun allowing its users to showcase NFTs …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation reveals the identities of two main founders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection: Greg Solano, aka “Gargamel”, and Wylie Aronow  —  The buzzy NFT collection has raked in millions and the eager support of dozens of celebrities.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple reduces the Apple Music free-trial offer from three months to one month; new AirPods, HomePod, or Beats owners still get six months free  —  Apple has quietly made a big change to Apple Music this week, reducing the initial free-trial offer from three months.
Wall Street Journal:
Filing: News Corp discovered a hack on January 20 that accessed emails and documents of some staff; an expert says the attack is likely linked to China  —  The attack, discovered on Jan. 20, affected publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post and the company's U.K. news operation
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
ICEYE, whose small satellites let companies and others monitor any location in near real time, raises a $136M Series D, bringing its total funding to $304M  —  Synthetic aperture radar imaging startup ICEYE has raised $136 million in a new Series D funding round, bringing its total raised …

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