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March 17, 2022, 9:05 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple Studio Display review: sharp 5K screen but an awful webcam, no HDR, local dimming, or variable refresh rate, and pricey at $1,600 plus a $400 height stand  —  A 5K iMac's panel, six speakers, three mics, and one terrible camera  —  Oh boy.  —  Look, people have wanted Apple to sell …
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Apple Mac Studio review: compact design with a lighting fast M1 Ultra and great port selection but expensive, not modular, and unimpressive graphics performance  —  This computer is a historic achievement  —  Apple's 2019 desktop release was supposed to be the computer that professional Mac users had been waiting for.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
An interview with three Apple executives about the Pro Workflows Team designing and developing the Mac Studio, Studio Display webcam quality issues, and more  —  Apple's powerful, capable Mac Studio bears the fruit of a listening attitude  —  The seeds of the Mac Studio were planted 5 years ago next month …
Jennifer Maas / Variety:
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Rowland Manthorpe / Sky News:
The UK's Online Safety Bill, introduced to Parliament, faces competing pressures, raises confusions over basic terms and concerns over free speech, and more  —  Even after years of debate, there remain substantive differences of opinion about the nature and purpose of the bill …
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Sameer Manekar / Reuters:
Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission sues Meta for allegedly publishing scam cryptocurrency ads on Facebook with photos of Australian public figures  —  Australian competition watchdog has begun proceedings against Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), alleging …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google rolls out Android 13 Developer Preview 2, adding a feature requiring apps to ask permission to post notifications, Bluetooth LE Audio support, and more  —  The feature is included in the second developer preview  —  Google is releasing the second Android 13 developer preview on Thursday …
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Google details Exotic Lily, a “financially-motivated threat actor” that works as an initial access broker for Russian hackers and ransomware gangs like Conti  —  Google's Threat Analysis Group has observed a financially-motivated threat actor working as an intermediary for the Russian hackers …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Ethereum L2 scaling startup Optimism raises a $150M Series B led by Andreessen Horowitz and Paradigm at a $1.65B valuation  —  Throughout the most recent crypto bull run, plenty of new crypto users have interacted with the Ethereum network for the first time and have been surprised to find sluggish, expensive transactions.
Chris Stokel-Walker / Input:
Anti-war Russians are using Clubhouse to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine as the app doesn't seem to be on the radar of the country's social media censors  —  Masha, a 29-year-old scientist from St. Petersburg, Russia, is one of thousands of Russians who has joined protests against the invasion …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tile adds Scan and Secure, its first anti-stalking feature, to its app after announcing it in October 2021; users don't need a Tile account to use the feature  —  Lost-item tracker and AirTag competitor Tile is today introducing its first anti-stalking safety feature, called “Scan and Secure.”
FinSMEs:
Avive, which is building a connected, data-sharing response service for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest emergencies, raises a $22M Series A  —  Avive Solutions, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based developer of an intelligent AED and connected response platform for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest …
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