Packy McCormick / Not Boring:
A bull case for Ethereum, which is the backbone and a settlement layer of a decentralized internet that continues to grow as DeFi and NFTs explode in popularity — A Bull Case for Ethereum … Hi friends 👋 , — Happy Monday! Sometimes, it´s better to be lucky than good.
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
How online criminals are turning to unlicensed crypto exchanges and over-the-counter crypto brokers to cash out profits and how crypto forensic firms track them — Criminals are locked in battle with Forensics firms tracking how Treasure Men, privacy wallets and gift cards are used to turn virtual hauls into hard cash
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google researchers detail “Half-Double”, a new Rowhammer attack technique they say will be difficult to mitigate as future generations of DRAM chips get smaller — A full fix for the “Half-Double” technique will require rethinking how memory semiconductors are designed.
Indian conglomerate Tata Group buys a majority stake in e-grocer Bigbasket; previous reports suggest that the deal is worth $1.31B for a stake of up to 64.2% — Employees arrange tomatoes before weighing them at a Big Basket warehouse on the outskirts of Mumbai November 4, 2014. Picture taken November 4.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
In an email to podcasters, Apple says it is delaying the launch of its Podcasts Subscriptions and channels until June and plans improvements to its Podcasts app — Apple has announced in an email to podcasters today that it is delaying the launch of Apple Podcasts Subscriptions.
Sources: Apple tried to buy rap battle livestreaming service Verzuz before it was acquired in March by Triller — - Tech giant floated a lower price for Timbaland´s platform — Talks show Apple´s continued interest in social music offering — Apple Inc. aimed to purchase …
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Interview with Acer CEO and its Pan-America president on the newly introduced laptops and Chromebooks, making Acer a lifestyle brand, sustainability and more — I´ve used more Acer laptops than most people on the planet. I´ve tested Swifts, Aspires, Travelmates, Spins, ConceptDs, and Predators.
Katie Engelhart / New Yorker:
A deep look at whether social robots can help ease loneliness among the elderly in the US, where 21 states have distributed free robot pets to older residents — For elderly Americans, social isolation is especially perilous. Will machine companions fill the void? — It felt good to love again, in that big empty house.
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Savings and investing app Acorns is merging with a SPAC to go public in a deal that values Acorns at roughly $2.2B, more than double its last private valuation — - Acorns will merge with with Pioneer Merger Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Clubhouse hires Justin Uberti, a Google engineer who created the WebRTC standard, Google Duo, and led engineering for Stadia, as head of streaming technology — Justin Uberti is joining Clubhouse — Clubhouse has hired Justin Uberti, creator of the WebRTC standard and the Google Duo video chat app.