We have an actual smartphone launch event to report on! Google is apparently close to powering it’s devices with its own custom-design silicon. Microsoft Teams is getting closer to Zoom in a good, feature-wise way. An update on the venture funding environment and new gaming ratings to alert people to loot boxes.
Links: OnePlus Announces OnePlus 8 & OnePlus 8 Pro: Step-Up 2020 Flagships (AnAndTech) ONEPLUS 8 PRO REVIEW: BIG LEAGUE (The Verge) Q&A: Apple and Google discuss their coronavirus tracing efforts (TechCrunch) iPhone China Shipments Rebound as Manufacturing Resumes (Bloomberg) Scoop: Google readies its own chip for future Pixels, Chromebooks (Axios) Zoom will let paying customers pick which data center their calls are routed from (The Verge) Over 500,000 Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums, the dark web (BleepingComputer) New Microsoft Teams features: Video to show 9 people on screen with more coming soon (ZDNet) Amazon to Expand Shipments of Nonessential Items, Continue Adding Staff (WSJ) VC Firms Raised $21 Billion Last Quarter Despite Pandemic Chaos (Bloomberg) ESRB introduces a new label to indicate that a game has loot boxes (The Verge)
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