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February 16, 2022, 12:15 AM

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Monica Chin / The Verge:
Google announces early access to Chrome OS Flex, a version of Chrome OS for businesses and schools that is designed to run on old PCs and Macs  —  It's made for schools and businesses  —  Google has announced early access to a new version of Chrome OS called Chrome OS Flex.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg outlines changes to Meta's corporate values, including “Move Fast Together”, “Live in the Future”, and “Meta, Metamates, Me”  —  Meta.  Metamates.  Me.  —  At a virtual all-hands meeting on Tuesday, Facebook escalated its attempts …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft rolls out the Amazon Appstore Preview, offering over 1,000 Android apps, in the Microsoft Store, alongside other tweaks to Windows 11  —  Last October, Microsoft began testing Android apps on Windows 11 PCs in partnership with Amazon and its app store.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Facebook rebrands News Feed to just Feed after more than 15 years  —  The ‘News Feed’ is now just the ‘Feed’  —  Meta is changing the name of Facebook's News Feed, the primary part of the service that users scroll through to see what their friends and family have shared.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Roblox misses with Q4 revenue of $568.8M vs. $604M est., up 83% YoY, average DAUs of 49.5M, up 33% YoY, and average bookings per DAU of $15.57; stock down 14%+  —  Roblox, the platform for Lego-like user-generated games, reported its bookings for the fourth quarter ended December 31 were $770.1 million …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sony's $180 wireless LinkBuds review: comfortable, novel open-style earbud design, superb voice call performance, but so-so battery life for an all-day design  —  They're weird, refreshing, and fantastic at voice calls  —  It makes complete sense that some people prefer “open” …
Kyle Alspach / VentureBeat:
Akamai says it will acquire cloud hosting company Linode, which positions itself as an AWS alternative for SMBs and independent developers, for $900M  —  Akamai Technologies announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform provider Linode …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the SEC is probing if Binance properly disclosed to consumers the relationship between its US arm and two market makers with ties to Binance's founder  —  Regulator is interested in trading firms with links to Binance's founder, people familiar with the probe say
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: TSMC's first US chip plant is three to six months behind schedule due to labor shortages and difficulty obtaining licenses  —  Taiwan chip titan faces fight for workers as Intel also builds in Arizona  —  TSMC's construction delay in Arizona does not necessarily mean the schedule …
Mumbi Gitau / Bloomberg:
After an animal rights group described Neuralink's tests as “invasive and deadly” for 23 monkeys, Neuralink defends testing on animals  —  Neuralink, the brain-computer interface company founded by Elon Musk, pushed back against criticism of its treatment of monkeys in research …

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