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May 3, 2022, 5:10 AM

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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Facebook plans to stop letting users add podcasts to the service this week, start removing them on June 3, and discontinue Soundbites and its central audio hub  —  Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and plans to remove them altogether from the social-media service starting June 3.
Reuters:
Sources: Elon Musk asked investment firms and wealthy individuals for more Twitter financing and investors like Jack Dorsey to roll their stakes into the deal  —  Elon Musk is in talks with large investment firms and high net-worth individuals about taking on more financing for his $44 billion acquisition …
The Information:
Roadmap: Meta plans four VR headsets by 2024; source says high-end MR headset Cambria, once set for 2021, could debut in September before its successor in 2024  —  Meta Platforms is planning to release four virtual reality headsets between now and 2024, according to an internal road map viewed by The Information.
Bloomberg:
Sources: PayPal and others made informal complaints about Apple's NFC restrictions to the European Commission, spurring the EU's formal antitrust complaint  —  PayPal Holdings Inc. helped spur a formal antitrust complaint against Apple Inc. and its iPhone payments system by raising concerns …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Bloomberg:
Blake Brittain / Reuters:
In a lawsuit, Apple alleges SoC startup Rivos stole trade secrets after poaching 40+ engineers and that at least two took gigabytes of confidential information  —  (Reuters) - Technology startup Rivos Inc allegedly stole Apple Inc's computer-chip trade secrets after poaching its engineers …
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Amazon plans to support the popular EPUB ebook format via the Send to Kindle feature in late 2022, and drop support for the MOBI and AZW formats  —  The Send to Kindle system will automatically convert EPUB files to the Kindle's proprietary ebook format.  —  Alerts
New York Times:
Google fires AI researcher Satrajit Chatterjee; sources: he was fired after Google refused to publish his paper rebutting a celebrated Google paper in Nature  —  The researchers are considered a key to the company's future.  But they have had a hard time shaking infighting and controversy over a variety of issues.

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