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US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts.

Senator Markey says Facebook statements on kids advertising ‘appear misleading’

The senator is working on updating privacy protection for children in the era of social media. This week, he and two colleagues fired off a letter to Mark Zuckerberg seeking more information about how Facebook limits ad targeting to young users.

Chi Tran of Boston wipes down a new Mercedes all-electric EQS sedan during a demonstration of the vehicle at Chestnut Hill.

Mercedes brings its first electric rides to Boston

The German automaker showed off its new all-electric vehicles — the EQS 580 and the less-costly EQS 450+ — at The Shops at Chestnut Hill, as part of a nationwide tour. These are the first EVs Mercedes has sold in the US.

Inside the lobby of Athenahealth in Watertown.

In sign of strength for health tech industry, private equity firms acquire Athenahealth for $17b

Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman will take control of the Watertown electronic health records company.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Healey co-leading investigation into the impact of Instagram on young people

The investigation will examine the ways Meta, formerly known as Facebook, tried to increase usage of the Instagram app.

New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy has joined XSET, a Boston-based e-sports team that’s making waves in the industry.

Can Boston diversify e-sports and gaming?

Amid the backdrop of toxicity in the gaming industry, four local gamers wanted to change things by launching XSET, which aims to be a more diverse and inclusive e-sports team.

A customer views an Apple iPhone 13 Pro smartphone for sale at a store in New York, U.S.

Apple will sell parts for customers to make their own repairs

The Self Service Repair program will allow people to fix the display, battery and camera on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, and eventually Mac computers by early next year.

A quantum computer developed by QuEra Computing of Boston.

One Boston startup says it’s made a quantum leap in computing

QuEra’s new technology comes from researchers at Harvard and MIT.

Toast CEO Chris Comparato is photographed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Toast plans to organize chaos of delivery orders at restaurants

The Boston firm already provides hardware and software to help restaurants take orders and payments and manage payroll. The new products include software to better manage takeout orders from delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats.