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February 22, 2022, 5:00 AM

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Queenie Wong / CNET:
Trump Media & Technology Group debuts Truth Social on the US App Store, where the free app hit No. 1; some users got errors or were waitlisted when signing up  —  Some people who downloaded the social media app received error messages when they tried to create an account.  Others were placed on a waitlist.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Expected Mac 2022 lineup: Mac mini with M1 Pro and M2; 13" MacBook Pro, 24" iMac, and MacBook Air with M2; iMac Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max; a half-sized Mac Pro  —  As Apple gears up for its first product launch event of the year, the spotlight turns to its 2022 Mac plans.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Crypto exchange FTX.US launches FTX Gaming, a gaming unit offering “crypto-as-a-service” for game companies to launch tokens and add NFT support  —  Crypto exchange FTX is launching its own gaming unit, aimed at encouraging more game publishers to embrace cryptocurrencies, blockchain networks and non-fungible tokens.
Will Gottsegen / CoinDesk:
OpenSea says 32 users had NFTs stolen as part of a targeted phishing campaign that scammed them into signing malicious smart contracts  —  Emails purporting to be from the NFT marketplace about a planned smart contract migration may have been a phishing attack.
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
The IRS says taxpayers looking to access their accounts online without facial recognition can choose to ID themselves via a “virtual interview with agents”  —  The agency, dealing with controversy over its decision to use facial recognition software, said it would allow taxpayers …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Despite billions spent over 15 years, Amazon's grocery strategy is unprofitable and incoherent; research: Amazon and Whole Foods had 2.4% US share in December  —  - Amazon's grocery endeavors have cost many billions of dollars over the past 15 years but have yet to yield a coherent strategy.
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review: great performance, improved cameras, and welcome S Pen support, but lackluster battery and unflattering night selfie portraits  —  A worthy Note successor that stands alone  —  Phones in a flagship lineup have come to feel like variations on a theme.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang on the company's strategy after its failed Arm bid, Omniverse's progress, and its bet on self-driving cars  —  Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang didn't get to fulfill his dream of acquiring Arm for $80 billion.  Regulators held the deal up and Huang called off the deal after “giving it our best shot.”
The Guardian:
An investigation shows how vigilantes use Facebook to incite ethnic killings in Ethiopia, accusing Meta of inaction on hate speech and misinformation  —  Social media giant accused of inaction after users post ‘horrifying and hateful content’ Civilians walk past an abandoned tank …

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