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January 2, 2023, 3:40 AM

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Chris Velazco / Washington Post:
Hands-on with Pixel 7 Pro's Real Tone, which claims to render skin tones more accurately in photos, compared with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro Max  —  Google is trying to make its phone cameras more inclusive.  We put it to the test against its rivals.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
What 2023 may bring for crypto regulation in the US and around the world, as bankruptcies stretch into the new year, attracting lawmakers and criminal probes  —  CoinDesk's policy team predicts the issues and topics that may take center stage over the next 12 months.
New York Times:
Employment in tech occupations grew 12% YoY to a record 6.39M in November 2022, as workers eye banking, retail, health care, and manufacturing amid tech layoffs  —  Most tech jobs are now in mainstream industries like health care, banking and retail, which are increasingly in need of workers with digital skills.
Chloe Cornish / Financial Times:
A look at the impact of the funding crunch on India's tech startups, which raised $24.7B from January to November 2022, down 35% YoY, per data provider Tracxn  —  Funding crunch has triggered mass job cuts of up to 25,000 at country's once-thriving tech companies
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the rise and fall of Alameda Research, whose troubles began well before the crypto crash as the firm took big gambles, winning some and losing plenty  —  Trading firm took big gambles, winning some and losing plenty; ‘complete lack of a risk-management framework’
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Paul Sawers / TechCrunch:
A profile of Matrix, an open-source, decentralized protocol for messaging interoperability that saw its network's users double in 2022 to at least 80.3M  —  After years of walled gardens, cross-pollination could be in sight  —  Interoperability and decentralization have been major themes in tech this year …
Washington Post:
Sources: Meta is struggling to move hardware manufacturing out of China; after abandoning its smartwatch plans, the company is still working on a wrist wearable  —  The company needs China's factories as it pushes to become a hardware producer  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For more than a year …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
A look at 2022's worst breaches, leaks, ransomware attacks, state-sponsored hacking campaigns, and digital takeovers, including at least two Twilio breaches  —  The year was marked by sinister new twists on cybersecurity classics, including phishing, breaches, and ransomware attacks.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Verizon decommissioned its 3G network on December 31, the last major US carrier to do so after AT&T and T-Mobile turned off their services in February and March  —  It's well and truly curtains for 3G, one of the key technologies that helped usher in the age of the smartphone.

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