May 21, 2023, 6:05 PM

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Neeva, co-founded by ex-Google ad head Sridhar Ramaswamy, plans to shut down its ad-free search engine on June 2 due to a “vastly changed search environment”  —  We started Neeva with the mission to take search back to its users.  Having worked on search and search ads for over a decade …
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
Unable to turn a profit amid fewer hours watched, some US esports organizations lay off staff, end star player contracts, or even sell their teams at a loss  —  At least two organizations in America's most prominent league for professional video game players are selling their teams, underscoring the industry's uncertain future.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An overview of the executive team behind Apple's upcoming mixed reality headset  —  Apple is just a few weeks away from debuting its mixed-reality headset.  This past week, I gave an in-depth look at the device's development and features.  Now, here's a list of the key people involved in the project.
China says Micron's products caused “significant security risks to our critical information infrastructure supply chain” and warns operators against buying them  —  China delivered the latest salvo in an escalating semiconductor war with the US, announcing that Micron Technology Inc. products …
Jessica Maddox / Wired:
A look at the issues fomented by a decentralized web, including a rise in conspiratorial thinking due to more siloed online spaces and increasing app fatigue  —  From social networks to crypto, independently run servers are being touted as a solution to the internet's problems.
Rebekah Valentine / IGN:
China's State Administration approves Microsoft's $69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard, joining a total of 37 regulators globally, including the EU and Japan  —  Thirty-seven total regulators have voiced approval thus far.  —  China's State Administration has approved Microsoft's attempted …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
A US court finds the FBI misused a FISA Section 702 database 278K+ times from 2020 to 2021, as national security agencies lobby Congress to reauthorize the law  —  The bureau made changes after the newly revealed violations of rules for querying messages intercepted under an expiring warrantless surveillance law.

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