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March 9, 2022, 1:40 PM

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Andrew Duehren / Wall Street Journal:
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
A deep dive into Apple's M1 Ultra: two M1 Max dies combined into a single chip, 800GB/second memory bandwidth, 64 GPU cores to outperform the RTX 3090, and more  —  As part of Apple's spring “Peek Performance” product event this morning, Apple unveiled the fourth and final member of the M1 family of Apple Silicon SoCs, the M1 Ultra.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Two Austrian entrepreneurs acquire the assets of LimeWire, the music sharing service shuttered in 2010, and plan to relaunch it as an NFT marketplace for music  —  A pair of serial entrepreneurs in Austria has bought the rights to defunct music platform LimeWire with plans to revamp its image …
On Substack:
Substack launches an iOS app for reading; Android users can join a waitlist  —  What you read matters  —  Today, we're launching an iOS app for reading.  It's like your email inbox, but better.  —  For readers, the app brings all your Substack subscriptions together in one venue …
Washington Post:
As Western tech companies react to sanctions on Russia, Twitch streamers, Upwork gig workers, OnlyFans creators, and contract developers lose their livelihoods  —  When Arina, a 22-year-old illustrator in Russia, first started using the freelance work platform Upwork last year, it changed her life.
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee ask the DOJ to investigate Amazon and its executives over obstructing Congress' antitrust probe  —  House Judiciary Committee accuses tech giant of withholding information during antitrust probe; Amazon has denied any attempts to mislead
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out new features for Group admins, including the ability to automatically decline incoming posts with information marked false by fact checkers  —  Facebook announced today that it's rolling out new features to help Facebook Group administrators keep their communities safe, manage interactions and reduce misinformation.
More: Meta, Engadget, and CNET
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Better.com lays off 3,000+ employees in the US and India, citing “current market conditions”; some staff learned of the layoffs via “too early” severance pay  —  The mass layoffs at digital mortgage lender Better.com have reportedly started, according to employees …
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: the 2022 MacBook Air will have a new form factor, an M1 chip, no mini-LED display, more color options, and is slated for production in late Q2 or Q3 2022  —  Following today's event that saw the introduction of the Mac Studio, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has provided some detail …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Twitter launches a Tor onion service using a modified version of the Enterprise Onion Toolkit, letting users access Twitter via any Tor-compatible browser  —  The site may become the most significant onion service created if it allows people to access Twitter from censored countries.  —  Joseph Cox
Claire Fahy / New York Times:
Weight Watchers agrees to pay a $1.5M penalty for using its Kurbo app to illegally collect personal information from kids without parental consent  —  Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents' consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Carl Pei's Nothing raises a $70M Series B to create smartphones with Qualcomm and expand in London; the company will host a product event on March 23  —  For Nothing, Mobile World Congress was prelude.  The young hardware startup spent the show in meeting rooms, behind the scenes, discussing what came next.
Liza Lin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail TikTok's struggles to moderate its service as Russia invades Ukraine; in lieu of detailed instructions, junior employees had to refine the rules  —  Short-video app faces one of its biggest challenges since its launch, as it grapples with heightened role in geopolitics
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Blink, which offers tools to simplify cloud management for companies, announces a $20M Series A and a $6M seed and pre-seed led by Lightspeed  —  Blink's co-founders have been working in security and automation for a number of years, and they observed that there was a strong overlap between …

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