February 9, 2022, 1:30 AM

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Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
The US DOJ arrests two people in New York and seizes ~$3.6B worth of bitcoin allegedly stolen in a 2016 Bitfinex hack, its “largest financial seizure ever”  —  The Justice Department announced Tuesday it had seized more than $3.6 billion in bitcoin allegedly stolen as part …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple unveils Tap to Pay, letting US merchants accept payments with an iPhone and a partner-enabled app “later this year”; partners include Stripe and Shopify  —  Apple has officially announced a new Tap to Pay feature for iPhone.  This feature, coming later this year …
Sources: Microsoft is in talks to acquire cybersecurity research and incident response company Mandiant, whose stock closed up 17.86% on Tuesday  —  Microsoft Corp. is considering making a bid for cybersecurity-research and incident response company Mandiant Inc., according to a person familiar …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
As Meta dips under a $600B market cap, it may avoid antitrust liability since it falls below the threshold set by recent US House bills as a “covered platform”  —  - Facebook owner Meta closed with a market cap below $600 billion on Tuesday for the first time since May 2020.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Sony's second PS5 beta adds a “Hey PlayStation” voice command feature, for US and UK accounts at first, alongside party chat changes and new UI settings  —  Sony is also making changes to the way parties work  —  Sony announced that it will begin rolling out its second PS5 software beta …
Darren Loucaides / Wired:
A deep dive into the CEO and history of Telegram, which has about 30 core employees, minimal content moderation, and, until recently, no ongoing revenue  —  Hundreds of millions of users.  No algorithm.  No ads.  Courage in the face of autocracy.  Sound like a dream?  Careful what you wish for.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple plans to improve benefits for full- and part-time US retail workers, including doubling paid sick days and increasing PTO, amid a tight labor market  —  Apple Inc. plans to significantly increase its benefits for U.S. retail store workers as it grapples with a tightening labor market …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
GiveSendGo, the main donation service used by Freedom Convoy supporters, fixes a flaw that exposed thousands of donor ID documents via an exposed AWS S3 bucket  —  The donation site used by truckers in Ottawa who are currently protesting against national vaccine mandates has fixed a security lapse …
Amazon Care rolls out its telehealth service nationwide, expands in-person care to more US cities, and adds Whole Foods, Silicon Labs, and TrueBlue as customers  —  - Amazon is launching its telehealth program, known as Amazon Care, nationwide and has signed up a handful of new companies to use its services.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A review of digital advertising in 2022, which has shifted from a Google-Meta duopoly to one where Amazon and potentially Apple are major forces  —  Six years ago tomorrow, in The Reality of Missing Out, I wrote that the digital advertising market was settled, and Google and Facebook won:
Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg:
Twitter tells US Senator Wyden that it's “transitioning” away from using Mitto for passcodes, as the text message services firm faces surveillance accusations  —  Twitter Inc. told a U.S. senator it is cutting ties with a European technology company that helped it send sensitive passcodes to its users via text message.
Cara Lombardo / Wall Street Journal:
Peloton CEO John Foley will step down and ex-Spotify and Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy will take over; Peloton will cut ~2,800 jobs and cancel its Ohio factory  —  Exercise-equipment maker to name former Spotify CFO Barry McCarthy as successor, overhaul board and cut costs
Shubham Agarwal / The Verge:
Interviews with over a dozen workers for rapid grocery delivery services in India show they spent months healing after injuries and paid their own medical bills  —  India's instant delivery apps are pushing drivers into accidents  —  Mahesh knew he was running out of time.
The Intercept:
Purchasing records and docs show that 14 of the 15 US Cabinet departments, and several other federal agencies, have acquired Cellebrite products in recent years  —  Investigators with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service frequently work to thwart a variety of environmental offenses …
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE:
Promethium, an AI-powered augmented data management provider for data and analytics teams, raises a $26M Series A led by Insight Partners  —  Data fabric solutions startup Promethium Inc. announced today that it has raised $26 million in new funding to scale up new customer growth with additional hiring and build out its product.
Emily Olsen / MobiHealthNews:
Trialjectory, which uses AI to match cancer patients to clinical trials, raises a $20M Series A led by Insight Partners  —  The company helps patients find clinical trials and works with pharma companies to limit barriers to enrollment.  —  Trialjectory, a startup that matches cancer patients …
Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News:
Analysis: supply chain management companies raised $11.3B in 2021, up from $5.9B in 2020 and beating the previous record of $9.1B in 2019  —  Nearly two years into the pandemic, supply chain disruptions still dominate headlines as do large funding rounds by tech companies aiming to solve the problem.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Netflix and Amazon had fewer Oscar nominations in 2022; half of the Best Picture nominees had little to no theater time and all major studios used hybrid models  —  This morning's Oscar nominations suggest a rethink — or at least a collective hitting of the pause button — on the status of streaming in the awards conversation.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Google rolls out Journeys for Chrome on desktop, letting users revisit old browsing sessions, based on searches from the omnibar, organized by subject matter  —  Journeys groups your search history together by category  —  Google Chrome is rolling out Journeys, a feature that lets you revisit …

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