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March 7, 2023, 4:45 PM

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Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Biden's FCC nominee Gigi Sohn tells the White House she is dropping out after her nomination stalled for 16 months amid industry opposition and personal attacks  —  Gigi Sohn notified the White House she would drop out after her nomination stalled for 16 months, amid industry opposition
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple's upcoming 15-inch MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Air, and 13-inch MacBook Pro will feature an 8-core M3 chip, the same core count as the M1 and M2  —  We've been hearing rumors about a new MacBook Air for a while, but some details about it remain unclear. 9to5Mac has now heard …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Meta plans to cut thousands of jobs as soon as this week, after eliminating 11,000+, or ~13% of its staff, in November 2022 in its first major layoff  —  Meta Platforms Inc., the owner of Facebook and Instagram, is planning a fresh round of layoffs and will cut thousands of employees …
Clare Duffy / CNN:
Meta tests returning messaging features to the Facebook app, nearly a decade after moving them to Messenger, hoping to “differentiate” Facebook from TikTok  —  New York CNN —  —  Nearly a decade after Facebook angered some users by splitting off messaging features …
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple announces a yellow iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, 2023's spring color after the “alpine green” option on all iPhone 13 models in 2022, shipping on March 14  —  Unlike last year, the new color variant won't be available for the Pro models and will only ship with the base iPhone 14 and the 14 Plus.
Harshit Rastogi / Counterpoint Research:
Apple had eight of the top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2022, led by the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Max; Samsung's Galaxy A13 was fourth and its A03 was 10th  —  - Apple captured eight spots in the list of top 10 best-selling smartphones for 2022.  — The remaining two spots were taken by Samsung's Galaxy A13 and A03 models.
Brian Fung / CNN:
US senators unveil the bipartisan RESTRICT Act to let the US ban foreign-linked makers of apps and electronics the Commerce Dept. deems a national security risk  —  A dozen US senators unveiled bipartisan legislation Tuesday expanding President Joe Biden's legal authority to ban TikTok nationwide …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Salesforce announces Einstein GPT, bringing OpenAI-based generative AI tools to Customer 360, Tableau, MuleSoft, and Slack using data from its Data Cloud  —  - Salesforce clients will be able to exchange Slack messages with a ChatGPT chatbot that can show data from Salesforce.
George Hammond / Financial Times:
Many VCs question whether the generative AI startups attracting eye-watering valuations will make enough money, fearing a repeat of the crypto investment hype  —  Silicon Valley VCs fearing a repeat of falling crypto values warn against pouring cash into hype-fuelled start-ups
The Block:
New York Times:
After Instagram added a Facebook cross-post prompt, sources say at Meta's request, some young adults are flummoxed why their photos and stories are on Facebook  —  Teenagers and young adults are flummoxed.  The reason it keeps happening involves an online prompt and product design.
Damien Wilde / 9to5Google:
Google plans to retire overlay ads on YouTube videos starting on April 6 to “improve the viewer experience and shift engagement to higher performing ad formats”  —  YouTube is changing the way some ads are shown on videos very soon with the removal of “Overlay ads” from content starting April 6.
Andrew Marino / The Verge:
Q&A with Sonos CEO Patrick Spence and producer Giles Martin on the Era 100 and 300 speakers, spatial audio, Atmos, sustainability, the Google lawsuit, and more  —  They join The Vergecast to discuss Sonos' new Era 300 and 100 speakers, the ins and outs of spatial audio, and why this is the time to get behind it.

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