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May 29, 2022, 2:35 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans an always-on lock screen for iPhone 14 Pro, major windowing and multitasking changes for iPadOS, and iOS-like System Preferences for macOS  —  Apple's upcoming iOS 16 is likely to upgrade the lock screen, messaging and health features.  Also: Another Apple car manager leaves …
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Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese government data shows domestic smartphone shipments fell 30% YoY to ~86M units in the first four months of 2022 amid the resurgence of COVID-19 in China  —  From Apple to chip makers, companies warn of fewer shipments and weaker consumer spending in the world's biggest smartphone market
Preetika Rana / Wall Street Journal:
YipitData: average Uber and Lyft fares in the US hit a record high in April, as they drew ~20% fewer riders and 35% fewer trips in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2019  —  The companies are cutting costs, bringing back cheaper rides and looking for new ways to woo drivers
Leonid Ragozin / Rest of World:
A profile of inDriver, a ride-hailing app developed in Siberia in 2012, which lets riders and drivers haggle over prices and is now available in 42 countries  —  InDriver's unique haggling feature has seen it expand from its roots in Yakutia to markets around the world.  —  • YAKUTSK, RUSSIA
Financial Times:
Sources: the Broadcom-VMware deal happened within two weeks; Broadcom CEO had switched his focus to software amid regulatory headwinds for semiconductor deals  —  Hock Tan and Michael Dell agreed industry-defining deal, codenamed ‘Project Atlas,’ within two weeks
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Interview with Ted Sarandos about Netflix's recent share price plunge, backing Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special, Hollywood schadenfreude, and more  —  The Netflix executive says he — and the company he helped build — will survive a bout of bad earnings numbers.
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Proctoring companies like Honorlock that track students' keystrokes and cursor movements during exams to prevent cheating allegedly punish normal behavior  —  An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.  —  A Florida teenager taking a biology class at a community college got an upsetting note this year.
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
The CWA withdraws its bid for a union election next week for staff at an Atlanta Apple store, citing Apple's “sophisticated campaign to intimidate” and COVID-19  —  The labor group trying to organize Apple Inc. employees at an Atlanta store is withdrawing its request for an election …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
In an April 4 letter, the SEC told Elon Musk it is probing his March purchases and disclosures of Twitter stock, and whether he was truly a “passive” investor  —  The regulator questioned whether the Tesla chief executive had disclosed his stake at the right time.
Reuters:
A growing number of Chinese tech startups are going public in China at valuations lower than in their private rounds; STAR Market is down nearly 30% in 2022  —  A growing number of Chinese tech start-ups, once the darlings of equity markets, are willing to list shares publicly in China …
Michelle Ma / Protocol:
Layoffs.fyi data: 60 tech companies cut 16,000+ jobs in May 2022; Microsoft, Nvidia, Lyft, Snap, Uber, Coinbase, Salesforce, Meta, and Twitter slowed hiring  —  What goes up must come down.  —  High-flying startups with record valuations, huge hiring goals and ambitious expansion plans …
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