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March 16, 2022, 11:30 PM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix will test an “add an extra member” feature in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, letting primary account holders pay a fee for users not in their household  —  Netflix will soon launch a test letting primary account holders pay an additional fee for users outside their households …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google schedules a virtual I/O 2022 for May 11 to May 12 with a limited live audience of Google employees and some partners; free registration opens this month  —  Registration opens this month  —  Google's big annual developer conference, Google I/O, will take place May 11th and 12th, the company announced Wednesday.
The Information:
The UK will unveil the Online Safety bill that sources say is called the “Nick Clegg law” on Thursday; tech executives face jail time if companies violate rules  —  Executives from Facebook parent Meta Platforms, TikTok and other big tech companies would face the prospect of jail …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils the Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera, which uses AI for automatic reframing, image correction, lighting, and more, available for $799 on May 31  —  Microsoft's latest camera has a lot of smarts  —  Microsoft is launching its first AI-powered camera for the Surface Hub 2.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Meta says it removed a deepfake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asking Ukrainians to surrender, citing its misleading manipulated media policy  —  In the fake video, Zelenskyy surrenders to Russian invasion  —  On Wednesday, Facebook's parent company, Meta …
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Meta adds basic parental controls for Quest VR, almost three years after launching the headset, starting with an unlock pattern for specific apps in April  —  Despite releasing its first virtual reality headsets in May 2019, Meta is only now adding parental supervision tools to its Meta Quest VR headset.
Eliza Gkritsi / CoinDesk:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signs a law legalizing cryptocurrencies in the country, after parliament passed the virtual asset bill on February 17  —  Ukraine has received $100 million in crypto donations during its war with Russia.  —  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy legalized crypto …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Bored Ape Yacht Club launches ApeCoin, or $APE, with 1B in total supply, and forms the ApeCoin DAO, whose council members include Alexis Ohanian and Amy Wu  —  Even among the fastest-growing crypto startups, Yuga Labs has had a particularly explosive year.  —  The startup is behind …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPad Air (2022) review: fast with the M1 chip and great display but Touch ID is not as convenient as Face ID and the front camera is awkward in landscape mode  —  The new iPad Air is a blend of familiar features with predictable results  —  Much of the new iPad Air from Apple is a known quantity.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
The Information:
Sources: Google has struck a deal to acquire Raxium, a five-year-old startup that makes microLED components for AR and VR displays  —  Google has struck a deal to buy Raxium, a five-year-old startup that develops tiny light-emitting diodes for displays used in augmented and mixed reality devices …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
The website of Wordle Archive, which let users play previous Wordle puzzles, says it has been taken down at the request of The New York Times  —  Move could signal a more aggressive stance on certain Wordle clones.  —  Wordle Archive—a website that let users play through hundreds …
Eva Mathews / Reuters:
Qualcomm says it has stopped selling its products to Russian companies in compliance with US-imposed sanctions after Russia invaded Ukraine  —  Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) said on Wednesday it has stopped selling its products to Russian companies in compliance with U.S.-imposed sanctions after Moscow invaded Ukraine.
Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Linktree, which makes “link in bio” landing pages for people and companies, raises a $110M Series B extension led by Index and Coatue at a $1.3B valuation  —  Who would've thought that an entire swath of startups would spring up all because Instagram, TikTok and Twitter only let you link to one website in your bio?
Bloomberg:
Foxconn resumes partial operations at two Shenzhen campuses closed on Monday, one of which makes iPhones, after authorities approved its “closed loop” process  —  Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn Technology Group has resumed partial operations in the Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen …

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