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Apple is making a major investment in Germany, Russia takes aim at Twitter and Roblox goes public. This is your daily crunch for March 10, 2021.

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Apple announced a chip design center in Germany

Apple said it would Spend $ 1.2 billion To build its European Silicon Design Center, which will be based in Munich and focus on chip design for 5G and other wireless technologies.

It is not Apple’s first facility in Munich – in fact, it says it already employs 1,500 engineers in the city, making it the company’s largest engineering hub in Europe. These teams were initially focused on power management, but have since shifted their focus to other areas of chip design.

You can see the rendering of the planned building above.

Tech giants

Russia is trying to surround Twitter – Russian state agency Roskomnadzor said that it is taking action after Twitter did not remove the banned content.

Adobe Apple Silicon delivers native Photoshop for Mac and is a way to enhance images without losing detail. – Adobe is quickly moving to update its imaging software to work natively on Apple’s new in-house processor for Mac.

Facebook has challenged the FTC’s contradictory case with Big Tech’s torn playbook – Facebook has challenged the FTC’s retaliatory case against it using a standard playbook that calls into question the agency’s arguably broader approach to defining monopolies.

Startup, Funding and Venture Capital

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Launch Runway, the first iOS team to run, an easy way to coordinate app releases – With the runway, teams can connect their existing tools to keep track of the progress of the app’s release, automate many manual steps along the way and facilitate better communication between everyone involved .

Additional crisis advice and analysis

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Dear Sophie: What are the pros and cons of H-1B, O-1A and EB-1A? – “Dear Sophie,” the latest version of the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working in technology companies.

Proactive CEOs should give priority to European expansion – FrontlineX partner Brendan O’Donnell argues that the EMEA sector is your best growth lever.

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