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May 4, 2022, 11:20 AM

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Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
NonFungible: NFT sales fell 92% to a ~19K daily average this week from a ~225K peak in September 2021; active wallets fell 88% to ~14K from a November 2021 high  —  Is this the beginning of the end of NFTs?  —  1x  —  The NFT market is collapsing.  —  The sale of nonfungible tokens …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Elon Musk told potential investors in his Twitter deal he plans to stage an IPO of the company in as little as three years after taking it private  —  Tesla chief has been speaking to investors including private-equity firms about participating in deal
Matt Milano / Android Authority:
Samsung unveils Universal Flash Storage 4.0, claiming double the speed of UFS 3.1, making it ideal for 5G phones, and sets mass production for Q3 2022  —  5G smartphones are about to get much faster.  —  TL;DR  — Samsung's UFS 4.0 flash storage will offer twice the performance of 3.1.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Twitter tests Twitter Circle, a feature for sharing tweets with up to 150 people, rather than publicly, similar to Instagram's Close Friends sharing option  —  Twitter today announced that it is testing a new Twitter Circle feature, which is designed to allow people to share their tweets with a smaller crowd.
Megan Graham / Wall Street Journal:
Publicis will acquire Profitero, which provides e-commerce software and analytics to over 4,000 brands, sources say for about $200M  —  Advertising holding companies are increasingly helping marketers reach and sell consumers directly online  —  French advertising holding company Publicis Groupe SA …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
SafeGraph says it will stop selling the location data of visitors to Planned Parenthood and other family planning centers “to curtail any potential misuse”  —  The move comes after Motherboard found it was possible to buy data showing how many people visited Planned Parenthood locations …

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