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May 29, 2022, 10:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans an always-on lock screen for the iPhone 14 Pro, major iPadOS windowing and multitasking changes, 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 …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Nansen: TerraUSD's collapse likely wasn't due to a single attacker but resulted from the investment decisions of a few, large UST holders like Celsius Network  —  The collapse of the TerraUSD (UST) stablecoin that sent shockwaves throughout the crypto ecosystem can't be attributed to a single attacker, according to researcher Nansen.
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Yang Jie / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese government data: smartphone shipments in the country fell 30% YoY to ~86M units in the first four months of 2022 amid the resurgence of COVID-19  —  From Apple to chip makers, companies warn of fewer shipments and weaker consumer spending in the world's biggest smartphone market
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Interview with co-CEO Ted Sarandos about Netflix's recent 75% stock drop, backing Dave Chappelle's transgender 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.
Sujith Somraaj / Decrypt:
As Terraform Labs rebooted the Terra blockchain, freshly minted LUNA tokens started trading on exchanges and swiftly plummeted about 70% from the opening price  —  After peaking at $19.54 earlier on Saturday, it's been mostly downhill.  —  Terraform Labs early Saturday launched a new version …
Nature:
Experts say that governments should create bespoke IP law and an international treaty to protect AI-generated inventions, rather than rework old patent laws  —  The patent system assumes that inventors are human.  Inventions devised by machines require their own intellectual property law and an international treaty.
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
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The latest AICO Act changes are carveouts for telcos and financial companies, and don't fix any problems with the bill, like a disguised content moderation ban  —  Look: there are very real issues with the state of the internet today, including the amount of power a few companies have.
Financial Times:
Sources: the Broadcom-VMware deal happened within two weeks; Broadcom CEO Hock Tan switched his focus to software amid regulatory risks for semiconductor deals  —  Hock Tan and Michael Dell agreed industry-defining deal, codenamed ‘Project Atlas,’ within two weeks
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
Nivedita Balu / Reuters:
Filing: Twitter rejects Elon Musk ally Egon Durban's resignation from the board, two days after shareholders blocked his re-election at an annual meeting  —  Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said in a filing on Friday it would not accept Egon Durban's resignation from the board, after shareholders blocked …
Kate Conger / New York Times:

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