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April 10, 2022, 4:50 PM

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Axios:
Elon Musk tweets that all Twitter Blue subscribers “should get an authentication checkmark” and that the service should be ad-free for a lower ~$2/month price  —  Elon Musk suggested in a series of tweets Saturday night changes to the premium Twitter Blue service …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: beta versions of iOS 16, codenamed Sydney, are “chock-full” of references to Apple's mixed-reality headset and its interactions with the iPhone  —  Apple is set to hold its developers conference virtually for the third year in a row.  Expect major iOS and watchOS upgrades, and perhaps some new Macs.
The Information:
Sources: Meta chose a Qualcomm chip for the second version of its Ray-Ban smartglasses, after struggling to develop its own custom chip codenamed Brasilia  —  In late 2021, a team of Meta Platforms employees building a key chip for the second version of Meta's Ray-Ban smart glasses was notified …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Twitter reverts a change that left blank embeds on websites for deleted tweets “after considering the feedback” while the company explores “different options”  —  Twitter says it's exploring ‘different options’  —  Twitter has confirmed it reversed a change that altered …
Reuters:
YouTube blocks Duma TV, which broadcasts from Russia's lower house of parliament; Russian officials warn that the site could face restrictions in response  —  YouTube has blocked Duma TV which broadcasts from Russia's lower house of parliament, drawing an angry response from officials …
Apoorva Mittal / The Economic Times:
Coinbase “temporarily” disables the option to buy cryptocurrencies with the Unified Payments Interface in India; source: the issue is crypto is not legal tender  —  US Co reached out to NPCI following regulator's clarification on no UPI for cryptocurrencies in India …
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
A profile of Father Paolo Benanti, an engineer and ethicist who advises theologians and priests, including Pope Francis, on the moral and ethical issues of AI  —  On February 26, two days after war broke out in Europe for the first time in decades, Father Paolo Benanti walked briskly through the centre of Rome dressed in a hooded robe.
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: leading chip tool makers are warning clients they will have to wait up to 18 months for crucial machines, citing shortages of lenses, valves, and more  —  TAIPEI — Chipmakers trying to expand production capacity are having to wait a year and a half or longer for key equipment …
Anne Stych / The Business Journals:
Ellevest, a digital investment platform focused on helping women meet their financial goals, raises a $53M Series B led by BMO and Contour Venture Partners  —  Ellevest has announced a $53M Series B funding round co-led by BMO and Contour Venture Partners.  —  The New York City-based …

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