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March 10, 2022, 6:55 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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”  —  The founder of DuckDuckGo, a Google-alternative search engine that has touted its “unbiased” search results for years …
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.
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 …
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 …
Zhiyuan Sun / Cointelegraph:
NonFungible: Axie Infinity had $3.5B in NFT transactions in 2021, almost two thirds of the blockchain gaming industry; NBA Top Shot had $827M and Loot $242M  —  In second and third place were sports highlights marketplace NBA Top Shot with $827 million and community gaming platform Loot with $242 million, respectively.
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 …
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.

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