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March 15, 2022, 9:50 AM

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Internal memo: Arm to cut up to 1,000 jobs, or 15% of its workforce in the UK and US, before its IPO; source says most of the cuts won't affect engineers  —  Arm Ltd., the SoftBank Group Corp. unit preparing for an initial public offering, will cut as much as 15% of its workforce …
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.
Kate Kaye / Protocol:
The FTC, which has long struggled to combat deceptive data practices, is increasingly forcing companies to delete algorithmic systems built with ill-gotten data  —  The Federal Trade Commission has struggled over the years to find ways to combat deceptive digital data practices using its limited set of enforcement options.
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 …
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:
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
RightBound, which automates customer insights and outreach for sales representatives, raises a $15.5M Series A extension, for a total Series A of $27M  —  AI and automation have the potential to transform the sales industry.  A 2020 Harvard Business Review report found that AI could create …
Bloomberg:
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.”

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