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May 2, 2022, 12:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
Yuga Labs raises ~$320M by selling 55K virtual land plots in its Otherside metaverse, causing Ethereum blockchain ripple effects and skyrocketing gas fees  —  Yuga Labs, the creator of the popular Bored Apes Yacht Club collection of NFTs, launched a sale Saturday of virtual land related …
Tripp Mickle / New York Times:
A look at Jony Ive's evolving responsibilities and frustrations at Apple that eventually led to his June 2019 resignation, adapted from the book “After Steve”  —  The man who helped give the world candy-colored computers walked out the door as Tim Cook took charge.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Solana's network suffered another outage on Saturday, lasting seven hours, when NFT minting tool Candy Machine was hit with bots, leading to ~4M requests/second  —  It wasn't immediately clear how the bot traffic overcame network safeguards.  —  Solana stakeholders rushed to right …
CoinDesk:
The Wikimedia Foundation decides to stop accepting cryptocurrency donations following community feedback, citing Mozilla's similar move in January 2022  —  The announcement follows a vote by the Wikimedia community in which 71.2% voted in favor of a proposal to stop accepting cryptocurrency.
The Markup:
Study finds the US FAFSA application page shared users' info, including names, zip codes, and email addresses, with Meta via the company's tracking pixel  —  For millions of prospective college students, applying online for federal financial aid has also meant sharing personal data with Facebook …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Sources: Google's upcoming Pixel Watch will be powered by a 300mAh battery and will support cellular connectivity  —  While the look of Google's upcoming Wear OS device has thoroughly leaked, many questions about the internal hardware powering it remain.  Sources now tell 9to5Google …
Xinmei Shen / South China Morning Post:
Government data: China's internet companies raised $3.51B in Q1 2022, down 76.7% YoY from $15B+, and the number of startup funding deals declined 38.3% YoY  —  Plunge in funding follows an intense period of regulatory action that has targeted some of China's biggest internet companies.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Adept, which aims to build AI systems that can understand and automate any software process, emerges from stealth with $65M led by Greylock and Addition  —  In 2016 at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, several of the original developers behind what became Siri unveiled Viv, an AI platform …
CoinDesk:
DeFi lender Rari Capital, which merged with Fei Protocol in December 2021, loses $80M+ in a hack exploiting a reentrancy vulnerability in Rari's Fuse protocol  —  Decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms Rari Capital and Fei Protocol suffered a more-than-$80 million hack early Saturday.

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