April 2, 2021

Fri. 04/02 – Coinbase Going Public With A Confident Swagger

Coinbase is going public and sharing its numbers ahead of time, which is rare and probably a sign of confidence. The App Store has started rejecting apps ahead of that big new privacy change. Has Tencent’s gaming studio become the biggest in the world? Another Clubhouse clone, this time from Discord. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.




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Links:Coinbase To Go Public on April 14, Announce Q1 Earnings Beforehand (Decrypt)Apple Rejecting Apps With Fingerprinting Enabled As iOS 14 Privacy Enforcement Starts (Forbes)Apple knew it was selling defective MacBook displays, judge concludes (The Verge)Discord’s new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now (The Verge)Exclusive: Tencent's Timi gaming studio generated $10 billion in 2020, sources say (Reuters)


Weekend Longreads Suggestions:People's Expensive NFTs Keep Vanishing. This Is Why (Motherboard)5 Years After the Oculus Rift, Where Do VR and AR Go Next? (Wired)How a Chip Shortage Snarled Everything From Phones to Cars (Bloomberg)Why Computers Won’t Make Themselves Smarter (New Yorker)Graphene and Beyond: The Wonder Materials That Could Replace Silicon in Future Tech (WSJ)Turing Award Goes to Creators of Computer Programming Building Blocks (NYTimes)


Coinbase is going public and sharing its numbers ahead of time, which is rare and probably a sign of confidence. The App Store has started rejecting apps ahead of that big new privacy change. Has Tencent’s gaming studio become the biggest in the world? Another Clubhouse clone, this time from Discord. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.


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