March 17, 2021

Wed. 03/17 – Samsung’s 2nd Unpacked Brings New A-series Phones

Samsung’s second Unpacked event of the year brings new midrange phones. But are they really discontinuing the Galaxy Note, and are chip shortages the real reason why? Are reductions in app store fees really what they’re cracked up to be? Has Uber had a change of heart or just an acknowledgement of the inevitable? And the bear case for Clubhouse that everyone is talking about.

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Links:Samsung’s midrange phones now feature fast refresh rate screens, stabilized cameras (The Verge)Samsung Warns of Severe Chip Crunch While Delaying Key Phone (Bloomberg)Google cuts app store fees for developers on first million in annual sales (CNBC)Google and Apple are giving up less than 5% of their revenue from apps with payout changes, analytics firm estimates (CNBC)Uber grants UK drivers worker status after losing major labor battle (CNBC)Pinduoduo Founder Colin Huang Steps Down From Company (WSJ)Clubhouse Tweet Thread (ShaanVP)Tampa Twitter hacker agrees to three years in prison (Tampa Bay Times)


Samsung’s second Unpacked event of the year brings new midrange phones. But are they really discontinuing the Galaxy Note, and are chip shortages the real reason why? Are reductions in app store fees really what they’re cracked up to be? Has Uber had a change of heart or just an acknowledgement of the inevitable? And the bear case for Clubhouse that everyone is talking about.

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