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June 9, 2022, 4:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning a 15" MacBook Air for 2023, a 12" laptop for the end of 2023 or early 2024, and MacBook Pros with M2 Pro or M2 Max for 2022 or 2023  —  Apple Inc. plans to expand the lineup of laptops using its new, speedier in-house chips next year, aiming to grab a bigger share of the market …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Ross Young: Apple is developing a 14.1" iPad Pro with a miniLED display and ProMotion, likely for an early 2023 release; recent rumors corroborate the new model  —  Apple is reportedly developing an iPad Pro with a 14.1-inch mini-LED display, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) analyst Ross Young.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Source: Meta halted the two-year development of a smartwatch with dual cameras, targeted for a spring 2023 release for ~$349, to focus on other wrist devices  —  Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. has halted development of a smartwatch with dual cameras and is instead working …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
Source: Meta moved away from its goal of establishing its Portal smart display as a consumer product, instead focusing on selling future versions to businesses  —  Meta is moving away from its goal to establish its Portal smart display as a consumer product, Protocol has been able to confirm.
Sylvia Varnham O'Regan / The Information:
Source: Meta decided not to release the first version of its AR glasses, scheduled for 2024, to focus on its second version, with a release unlikely for years  —  Meta Platforms has scaled back its plans to release a series of augmented reality glasses over the next several years as part …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft is bringing its Xbox TV app to Samsung's 2022 smart TVs on June 30, letting Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers play 100+ Xbox games without a console  —  Samsung's 2022 smart TVs will be the first to get the Xbox app  —  Microsoft is launching its Xbox TV app later this month …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Project Moorcroft, meant to bring early game demos to Xbox Game Pass, rolling out within the next year, initially focused on indie developers  —  Designed to bring back the excitement of E3 game demos  —  Microsoft is working on Project Moorcroft, a program designed …
Ryan Broderick / Garbage Day:
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Washington Post:
Despite Facebook's ban on gun sales in 2016, internal guidance shows users can violate its rule 10 times before being banned, or five if they call for violence  —  The company discloses little information about how it enforces its prohibition of firearm sales on the site, leaving its punishment system shrouded in secrecy
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Dell redesigns the $999 XPS 13 to be slimmer and transforms the XPS 13 2-in-1 into a detachable Surface rival, adds Intel's 9-watt 12th Gen CPUs, and more  —  While all eyes are on the flashy new XPS 13 Plus, Dell hasn't forgotten about its mainstay premium ultraportable or its convertible cousin.
Sarah Emerson / BuzzFeed News:
Seth Green gets his Bored Ape NFT back after losing it to a phishing scam; transaction records suggest Green may have paid 165 ETH, worth ~$297K, to “Mr Cheese”  —  Seth Green's “kidnapped” Bored Ape has been returned to its original owner, ending weeks of frantic speculation …
Emily Peck / Axios:
Twitter, Coinbase, and other companies are rescinding lucrative job offers as a cost-cutting strategy instead of the usual mix of layoffs and slower backfills  —  Before accepting a job at Twitter, 23-year-old Iris Guo turned down five other offers.  Twitter paid well …
Bloomberg:
Sources and filings: Vy Capital, the third-largest backer of Musk's Twitter bid, is a Dubai-based firm founded by Alexander Tamas, who has links to Yuri Milner  —  Elon Musk's bid for Twitter Inc., which has been upended by the billionaire's threat to walk away, attracted a bevy of big-name backers and Silicon Valley mainstays.
Ephrat Livni / New York Times:
America's Frontier Fund, a nonprofit group associated with Eric Schmidt, Peter Thiel, and others, is lobbying the US government to invest $1B in US chip making  —  A group that includes Eric Schmidt and Peter Thiel isn't simply funding the effort itself: It wants American taxpayers to help foot the bill.
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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
GitHub plans to sunset Atom, its text editor for developers introduced in 2011, and to archive all projects under the Atom organization on December 15, 2022  —  GitHub today announced that it will sunset Atom, the text editor for software development that the company introduced in 2011.
Wall Street Journal:
Documents show Cerebral used social media ads to grow its ADHD drug business, as federal prosecutors investigate possible Controlled Substance Act violations  —  The online mental health company surged to a $4.8 billion valuation after it started dispensing ADHD medication …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft plans to stop adding noncompete clauses to US employment agreements, drop NDAs from US worker settlements, add salary ranges to US job posts, and more  —  Bending to employee sentiment and legislative mandate, Microsoft announced a series of reforms Wednesday that will curtail …

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