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February 18, 2022, 8:25 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: the value of Spotify's deal with Joe Rogan, which covers three and a half years, was at least $200M, twice the $100M that reports suggested at the time  —  The deal that brought his podcast to Spotify is said to be worth over $200 million, more than was previously known.
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel Xeon roadmap: Emerald Rapids, based on Intel 7 process, coming in 2023, Granite Rapids and new Efficient-core Sierra Forest in 2024, both built on Intel 3  —  It's no secret that Intel's enterprise processor platform has been stretched in recent generations.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel says its discreet Arc GPUs for laptops will ship in Q1 2022, Arc GPUs for desktop will ship in Q2, and Arc GPUs for workstations will ship in Q3  —  Intel has given an update on the timeline for its long-awaited entry into the discrete graphics game: Arc GPUs for laptops are set to ship soon in Q1 2022 …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Meta confirms the combined monthly user base for Horizon Worlds and Venues has grown to 300,000 people, up 10x since launching in December  —  That's a 10x increase in about three months.  But can the growth continue?  —  Facebook has bet its future on virtual reality and the metaverse …
Jennifer Schonberger / Yahoo Finance:
Source: Biden is expected to issue an EO next week directing agencies to study crypto and a CBDC, and come up with a strategy to regulate digital assets  —  President Biden is expected to issue an executive order next week directing agencies across the government to study cryptocurrencies …
Don Clark / New York Times:
A profile of Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who joined the company at 18, as he seeks to rejuvenate the beleaguered giant by building chip factories across the world  —  Patrick Gelsinger is back running a company he first joined at 18.  The chip maker was a Silicon Valley titan that lost its luster.
Andrew Blok / CNET:
YouTube details new efforts to stop misinformation, including stopping such content before it goes viral and limiting cross-platform sharing of misinformation  —  Stopping misinformation before it goes viral is a top goal for the video site. … YouTube outlined on Thursday new efforts it plans to undertake to tackle misinformation.
The Economic Times:
Indian startup Pine Labs, a digital payments and financial services provider, raises $150M in primary and secondary funding, sources say at a $5B+ valuation  —  The digital payments and financial service provider has already received the first tranche of $75 million from Alpha Wave, show regulatory filings.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Roku reports Q4 revenue of $865.3M, vs. $894M est., up 33% YoY, 60.1M active accounts, up 17% YoY, and 19.5B streaming hours, up 15% YoY; stock drops 24%+  —  - Roku's revenue growth slowed to a rate that was lower than analysts had expected.  — The company said during the quarter …

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