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May 22, 2022, 4:50 PM

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Cagan Koc / Bloomberg:
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde says crypto “should be regulated” to deter people from speculating on assets that are “based on nothing”  —  European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said crypto-currencies are “based on nothing” …
Wall Street Journal:
Analysis: 46 wallets bought a combined $17.3M worth of tokens that were listed shortly after on Coinbase, Binance, and FTX, and sold to make $1.7M+ in profit  —  Anonymous wallets buy up tokens right before they are listed and sell shortly afterward  —  Public data suggests …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Hands-on with Apple's Self-Service Repair kit to swap iPhone batteries: users are rented 79 lbs of tools, including a heat station, for a 7-day $1,200 card hold  —  Apple must be joking.  —  That's how I felt again and again as I jumped through hoop after ridiculous hoop to replace the battery in my iPhone Mini.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google details three campaigns using Predator spyware built by North Macedonian developer Cytrox which exploited five Android vulnerabilities discovered in 2021  —  New research from Google's Threat Analysis Group outlines the risks Android users face from the surveillance-for-hire industry.
Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple told some suppliers that it wants to boost production outside China, with a focus on India and Vietnam, citing Beijing's strict anti-COVID policy  —  iPhone maker tells suppliers it wants to manufacture more in India and Southeast Asia  —  TOKYO—Apple Inc. AAPL 0.17%▲ …
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 …
Anushree Dave / The Block:
OpenSea launches Seaport, a new marketplace protocol which allows users to bundle different digital assets in exchange for an NFT, support for tipping, and more  —  Quick Take  — OpenSea, the popular NFT marketplace, has launched a marketplace protocol with a range of new features.
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 …
Christopher Beam / Bloomberg:
A look at Indexed Finance's legal fight with a Canadian teenager who exploited the DeFi platform for $16M, which is raising several tricky legal questions  —  On Oct. 14, in a house near Leeds, England, Laurence Day was sitting down to a dinner of fish and chips on his couch when his phone buzzed.
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