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March 10, 2022, 8:30 AM

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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.
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
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.
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.
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.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon's board of directors approve a 20-for-1 stock split and Amazon says it plans to buy back up to $10B in shares; stock rises 6% after hours  —  - Amazon on Wednesday announced that the Board of Directors has approved a 20-for-1 stock split.  — The company also said it plans to buy back up to $10 billion worth of shares.
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 …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
DataRails, which offers financial planning and analytics tools, raises a $50M Series B led by Qumra Capital, following a $43.5M Series A in June 2021  —  It's estimated that there are more than 1 billion people using Microsoft's Excel in the world today, and a significant part …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Sony stops sales of PlayStation consoles and software in Russia and shuts its PlayStation Store following Ukraine vice prime minister Mykhailo Fedorov's request  —  - Sony's PlayStation unit and Nintendo say they have stopped all product sales in Russia.  — They're following in the footsteps …
Aisha S Gani / Bloomberg:
Orlando-based Stax, which offers flat-fee subscriptions for processing business payments, raises $245M from investors including Blue Star at a $1B+ valuation  —  Fintech's newest unicorn doesn't hail from San Francisco, London or Singapore.  Instead, it's built a 10-figure valuation from central Florida.
Gerrit De Vynck / Washington Post:
A look at the Islamic world's debate over cryptocurrencies, seen as gambling by some, as millions of people in Indonesia and the Middle East invest in crypto  —  Mu'aawiyah Tucker is a religious man.  Because the Koran forbids the practice of earning interest on loans, Tucker has for years tried to avoid traditional banks.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Paris-based Alice&Bob, which is building fault-tolerant quantum processors, raises a €27M Series A co-led by Elaia, Bpifrance, and Supernova Invest  —  Quantum computing has been something of a holy grail in the world of technology: in theory, it promises an unprecedented amount …
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