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The FCC releases a speed test app on Android and iOS to help measure internet speeds in the US, and will use the data to inform its broadband deployment efforts (Makena Kelly/The Verge)

Makena Kelly / The Verge: The FCC releases a speed test app on Android and iOS to help measure internet speeds in the US, and will use the data to inform its broadband deployment efforts  —  The FCC Speed Test App could help the agency correct its data  —  The Federal Communications Commission has released …

Estonia-based identity verification startup Veriff raises $69M Series B led by IVP and Accel, bringing its total raised to $92.8M (Bruce Rogers/Forbes)

Bruce Rogers / Forbes: Estonia-based identity verification startup Veriff raises $69M Series B led by IVP and Accel, bringing its total raised to $92.8M  —  Veriff, an Estonia-based technology company focused on identity verification, announced today that it has secured $69 million in a series B funding round led by investment firms IVP and Accel.

Sources: Apple is in early stages of developing a product that combines an Apple TV with a HomePod speaker and has a FaceTime camera and smart home functions (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple is in early stages of developing a product that combines an Apple TV with a HomePod speaker and has a FaceTime camera and smart home functions  —  - Company also exploring Amazon-like speaker with iPad as screen  — Apple has trailed Amazon, Google in the connected home market

Sources: Biden admin to announce the nominations of ex-NSA deputy director Chris Inglis as first national cyber director and Jen Easterly as CISA head on Monday (Ellen Nakashima/Washington Post)

Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post: Sources: Biden admin to announce the nominations of ex-NSA deputy director Chris Inglis as first national cyber director and Jen Easterly as CISA head on Monday  —  The Biden administration plans on Monday to name a former senior National Security Agency official as the first national cyber director …

Google confirms it is ending support for Google Shopping apps on Android and iOS, as it expands shopping functionality in Search and apps like YouTube (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google confirms it is ending support for Google Shopping apps on Android and iOS, as it expands shopping functionality in Search and apps like YouTube  —  A new Google Shopping experience that featured a personalized homepage launched in 2019.  On Android, Google rebranded the existing Express app …

Some SMB owners who advertise heavily online say Facebook is speaking the truth about how iOS privacy changes might disproportionately affect such businesses (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: Some SMB owners who advertise heavily online say Facebook is speaking the truth about how iOS privacy changes might disproportionately affect such businesses  —  With big changes coming to iPhones, small online merchants are bracing for lost sales.  ‘Why is Apple now the decider?’
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