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March 10, 2022, 5:00 PM

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Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Display analyst Ross Young expects Apple will release a 27-inch mini-LED display in June; Kuo says Apple “may not launch” mini-LED products in 2022 due to cost  —  Apple plans to launch a “Pro” version of its new Studio Display in June of this year that measures 27-inches …
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
Apple confirms that its Studio Display will work with Windows; some features, like Center Stage and True Tone, are macOS-only  —  Apple has confirmed to MacRumors that the brand new Studio Display will work when connected to PCs, but critical new features of the display will not carry …
Osato Avan-Nomayo / The Block:
Stripe now supports crypto businesses, including exchanges, wallet providers, and NFT marketplaces, and offers flexible on-ramps for crypto exchanges  —  Global payments giant Stripe has announced that it now supports crypto businesses including exchanges, wallet providers, and NFT marketplaces, among others.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google rolls out iMessage emoji reactions for Google Messages to all after testing the feature in beta, alongside other updates to the app  —  We've known for months that Google has been working to make its Messaging app properly display emoji reactions sent by iPhone users.
Financial Times:
Interviews with 30 people detail the rise and fall of Meta's Libra project, later renamed Diem, as lofty goals were undermined by Facebook's reputation  —  On June 24 2021, Jay Powell and Janet Yellen sat down for their weekly breakfast amid the austere surroundings of the US Treasury building on 1,500 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google rolls out a rapid Air Raid Alerts system for Android phones in Ukraine  —  Google today issued an update on its response to the war in Ukraine.  Among other ongoing efforts, Android users in Ukraine will soon have rapid Air Raid Alerts natively built into their phones.
Reuters:
Internal emails: Meta to let users in some countries call for violence against Russians, its soldiers, and death of Putin or Lukashenko, in context of Ukraine  —  Meta Platforms (FB.O) will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians …
Tom Parker / Reclaim The Net:
DuckDuckGo, which has touted its “unbiased” search results for years, says it will down-rank sites “associated with Russian disinformation”  —  A change in direction.  —  The founder of DuckDuckGo, a Google-alternative search engine that has touted its “unbiased” …
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Russia has created its own trusted TLS certificate authority as sanctions prevent Russian sites from renewing existing TLS certificates  —  Russia has created its own trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) to solve website access problems that have been piling up after sanctions prevent certificate renewals.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Hands-on with Magic Leap 2: a notably larger field-of-view, lenses that can dim the real world, and impressive spatial audio, but doesn't work over glasses  —  Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson shows me the new hardware.  It's better, and it has one trick I've never seen before.
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Interviews with Twitter's three new consumer product leaders about restructuring to ship faster, building stickier features, and decentralization  —  ‘We need to make the product more participatory and approachable’  —  Twitter has an enormous goal: the company wants to add another 100 million daily users …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Ukrainian ISP Triolan says it was hacked twice, as parts of Ukraine see internet outages; sources: recovery requires physical access after hackers reset devices  —  A major Ukrainian internet service provider says it was hacked twice.  Sources tell Forbes that the first hack was in February …
James Vincent / The Verge:
DeepMind details Ithaca, an AI model to help restore missing text from ancient Greek inscriptions and offer suggestions about where and when they were written  —  A ‘complementary tool’ to help historians unravel ancient text  —  Machine learning techniques are providing new tools …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Niantic acquires 8th Wall, which helps developers make web-based AR apps, in what the company says is its “largest acquisition to date”  —  Niantic is acquiring 8th Wall  —  Niantic is acquiring 8th Wall, a company that helps developers make web-based augmented reality apps …
Christopher Harland-Dunaway / The Verge:
An investigation into Tron founder and Poloniex investor Justin Sun, who according to an FBI subpoena is facing potential charges for wire fraud and more  —  Justin Sun, a budding Chinese cryptocurrency mogul, walked through the shiny lofted atrium of the departure terminal at South Korea's Incheon International Airport.
Adam Tinworth / One Man & His Blog:
Substack's app lets users pause email delivery to read only in the app, building a moat for Substack that potentially protects it from competitors  —  Substack has launched a reader app for iOS, turning itself from a newsletter company into a platform one.  Publishers — beware.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is working on a Mac mini with M2 eight-core CPU and 10-core GPU and a Mac mini with M2 Pro 12-core CPU; M2 chip design will be based on A15  —  Apple this week introduced Mac Studio, which is somewhat based on the Mac mini but with much more powerful hardware - but that doesn't mean it's the end of Mac mini.

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