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March 4, 2022, 1:50 PM

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Brad Smith / Microsoft On the Issues:
Microsoft suspends new sales of its products and services in Russia, and is working with the US, EU, and UK to stop “many aspects” of business in the country  —  Like the rest of the world, we are horrified, angered and saddened by the images and news coming from the war in Ukraine …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Google stops selling online advertising in Russia including on Search, YouTube, and outside publishing partners, following similar moves by Twitter and Snap  —  Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google said on Thursday that it had stopped selling online advertising in Russia, a ban that covers search, YouTube and outside publishing partners.
The Economic Times:
CEO Brian Chesky says Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus  —  Home rental company Airbnb Inc is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus, chief executive officer Brian Chesky said in a tweet on Thursday. … Earlier this week, Airbnb said it is offering free short-term housing …
The Verge:
Roskomnadzor says it is blocking Facebook in Russia, citing 26 cases of “discrimination against Russian media and information resources” since October 2020  —  There have been protests throughout the country  —  Russia's communications agency Roskomnadzor announced Friday that it is blocking access to Facebook in Russia.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
In a memo, Tim Cook says Apple's corporate staff will have to work from the office at least one day per week from April 11, and three days per week from May 23  —  Apple Inc. has set an April 11 deadline for corporate employees to return to in-person work, marking a key test of whether …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft completes its $19.7B acquisition of Nuance, announced in April 2021, after the UK's CMA approved the deal earlier this week  —  Microsoft completed its $19.7 billion acquisition of voice technology company Nuance Communications on Friday morning, two days after clearing their final regulatory hurdle.
Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla create Interop 2022, a browser benchmark to resolve compatibility issues identified by web developers in 15 specifications  —  Browser makers set aside differences  —  Browser makers Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, along with software consultancies Bocoup …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is working on “Mac Studio”, which will be based on Mac mini and will come either with M1 Max or a more powerful chip, and a 7K “Studio Display”  —  As Apple gets closer to its deadline for completing the transition from Intel Macs to Apple Silicon …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
After reports that Samsung phones throttle ~10K apps, the company plans to release an update soon “so users can control the performance while running game apps”  —  Device owners will be able to toggle performance after a future update  —  Samsung has addressed reports …
CNBC:
Disney announces new ad-supported tier for Disney+, which will launch later this year in the US and expand internationally in 2023  —  - Disney announced a new ad-supported tier for its Disney+ streaming service on Friday.  — Disney did not provide a launch date or price for the new tier, but said it would come later this year.
Bloomberg:
Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have spent $118.4B on 5G airwaves and network upgrades, compared to $61.8B spent on 4G, but have little to no revenue to show for it  —  When Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile introduced the first 5G mobile services in the U.S. three years ago …
Jordan Pearson / VICE:
OpenSea confirms it is banning users to comply with US sanctions, after some users with Iran-based IP addresses say their accounts and NFTs were deleted  —  Social media is flooded with reports of users in Venezuela not being able to use MetaMask and Infura, and Iranian users being locked out of OpenSea.
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