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May 21, 2022, 1:35 AM

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Washington Post:
Court docs and a source: Larry Ellison participated in a November 14, 2020 call that focused on strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the 2020 US election  —  The billionaire GOP donor participated along with Fox's Sean Hannity and Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings and a participant
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod for release in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023, and there “may not be much innovation in hardware design”  —  Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod that could come in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023 …
Ethan Gach / Kotaku:
Report: Electronic Arts is looking to sell or merge; sources say EA pursued an NBCUniversal merger and held acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and Amazon  —  The Madden and Apex Legends publisher is apparently looking for a way out  —  Alerts  —  The video game market is consolidating …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Report details the development of Apple's MR headset as sources say Jony Ive remains involved as an external consultant and the device is not focused on gaming  —  Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset.
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Aaron Tilley / Wall Street Journal:
Report: Microsoft hid Bing autofill in the US for politically sensitive Chinese names, affecting Windows search; Microsoft blames a technical error  —  Bing's autofill feature failed to make suggestions for terms that could be deemed controversial in Beijing, according to a cybersecurity and surveillance group
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Qualcomm updates its AR Smart Viewer reference design with a higher-powered chipset, a Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and Bluetooth tethering system instead of USB-C, and more  —  But don't expect much battery life  —  Qualcomm is introducing a wireless version of its augmented reality Smart Viewer …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Loni Prinsloo / Bloomberg:
Dutch e-commerce company Prosus plans to exit Russia and is looking to sell Avito, its classifieds ads business in the country that analysts have valued at ~$6B  —  Prosus NV is looking to sell its Russian classifieds ads business Avito, the latest international company to dispose of assets …
Kishan Vyas / XDA Developers:
Google says an upcoming Android 13 beta will provide native support for braille displays, letting users access Talkback without downloading a separate app  —  Over the years, Google has added many features to Android to make the operating system more accessible to people with special needs.
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Heartex, an AI-focused data labeling and annotation service, raises a $25M Series A led by Redpoint Ventures, bringing its total funding to $30M  —  Heartex, a startup that bills itself as an “open source” platform for data labeling, today announced that it landed $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Redpoint Ventures.

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