March 15, 2022, 7:50 AM

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Michael Kan / PCMag:
Microsoft brings its DirectStorage API from Xbox to Windows to improve game load times and graphics details, after promising it in September 2020  —  “Starting today, Windows games can ship with DirectStorage,” Microsoft says.  “This public SDK release begins a new era of fast load times …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
After complaints, Twitter reverts its latest iOS update, removing the Latest Tweets tab and restoring the Home tab and the default chronological tweets option  —  Twitter was heavily criticized when it switched from the chronological timeline to the new feed that shows suggested tweets instead.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple rolls out iOS 15.4 with the ability to use Face ID while wearing a mask, and iPadOS 15.4 with Universal Control, which requires macOS Monterey 12.3  —  iPadOS 15.4 has also launched with Universal Control support  —  iOS 15.4, the latest version of Apple's iPhone operating system …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Israel's National Cyber Directorate says the country has recovered from a large-scale DDoS attack on Monday, which took down several government websites  —  Israel appears to be recovering from a large-scale cyberattack.  According to Haaretz and Kan's Amichai Stein, attackers took …
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
An EU Parliament committee rejects a provision for its Markets in Crypto Assets framework that would have effectively banned proof-of-work cryptocurrencies  —  A provision that could have forced proof-of-work cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to shift to more environmentally friendly mechanisms failed to get the votes required.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Perlego, a digital subscription-based library of academic textbooks with about 850K titles, raises a $50M Series B led by Mediahuis Ventures  —  Spotify helped pave the way for a new model for consumers to listen to music: pay a monthly fee to stream whatever you want …
Tim Cocks / Reuters:
South Africa's Competition Commission accuses Meta of anticompetitive practices for plans to exclude the government's communication tools from WhatsApp's API  —  South Africa's Competition Commission on Monday said it had referred Facebook owner Meta Platforms (FB.O) to a tribunal …
Analysis: TV shows make up 75% of Netflix viewing, the average hit disappears after two weeks or less, and Asian hits have the least overlap with other markets  —  Nobody in Hollywood knows for sure what works on Netflix.  —  The company releases statistics like “26 million people watched this show in the first 28 days.”
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
France-based Doctolib, a booking service for doctors and medical workers, raises €500M in equity and debt led by Eurazeo at a €5.8B valuation  —  French startup Doctolib has announced that is has raised a new funding round.  With this round, the company has reached a valuation …

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