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After 15 years, Apple prepares to break up with Intel

Don Clark and Jack Nicas, The New York Times

One of the big announcements at Monday’s WWDC virtual keynote is expected to be Apple’s long-rumored breakup with Intel. The partnership has equipped Macs for years with processors, but it appears Apple is finally ready to debut its own chips, taking control of more aspects of its supply chain. The New York Times explains how we got here and why the move would be big news.

Spotify staked its future on podcasts. Then the pandemic changed how we listen

Kerry Flynn, CNN Business

CNN spoke with Spotify's Chief Content and Advertising Business Officer Dawn Ostroff and a few others about how the pandemic has changed media consumption — particularly podcasts. Now that people are working from home, there’s no longer a daily commute. However, “every day now looks like the weekend,” and there’s a boom in new shows, too.

Jon Stewart is back to weigh in

David Marchese, The New York Times

For years, Jon Stewart was a source a comic relief from the insanity of politics. He was also a much-needed voice of reason when things got downright absurd. As you can imagine, amidst the unrelenting barrage of 2020, he has a few things on his mind.