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March 10, 2022, 12:25 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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Holpuch / New York Times:
A look at @PayGapApp, a viral Twitter bot created by Francesca Lawson and Ali Fensome, which highlights the gender pay gap data of British companies  —  Britain requires companies with 250 or more employees to report gender pay gap data.  On International Women's Day, one couple used …
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.
Chris Metinko / Crunchbase News:
Capchase, which gives startup founders tools to find nondilutive financing, raises an $80M Series B led by 01 Advisors, bringing its total funding to $400M+  —  New York-based Capchase has closed an $80 million Series B as the company looks to expand its funding platform that offers founders nondilutive financing alternatives.
More: FinSMEs and Finextra
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 …
Rachna Khaira / The Caravan:
Investigation details how caller ID app Truecaller, which has 205M+ MAUs in India, uses India's weak data privacy laws to build its user information database  —  In October 2021, I called a journalist based in Pakistan, who did not know me.  Surprisingly, they greeted me by my name when they received the call.
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Barcelona-based Typeform, which offers low-code marketing tools, raises a $135M Series C led by Sofina, after raising a $35M Series B in September 2017  —  It's been several years since Barcelona-based Typeform tapped investors to grow usage of its “conversational data collection platform” …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder lets US users access background checks via Garbo to screen matches for past violence and abuse; first two searches are free, then $2.50+ each afterward  —  Following last year's investment in the background-check nonprofit Garbo, Match Group today is rolling out Garbo-powered background checks to its flagship dating app Tinder.
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 …
Stephen Totilo / Axios:
Eight more current and former PlayStation employees add their accounts of sexist treatment to a class action lawsuit filed against the company in November 2021  —  Eight more women, former and current employees at Sony PlayStation, have added their accounts of sexist treatment …

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