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April 23, 2019, 8:50 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook hires Jennifer Newstead, a legal advisor for the US State Department who helped craft the Patriot Act, as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch  —  'Jennifer is a seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience will help us fulfill our mission,' says Sheryl Sandberg
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Two Google employees who helped organize walkouts say they've faced demotions or dramatically changed roles, plan a town hall to share stories of retaliation  —  TWO EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTS at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Q1 beats estimates with revenue of $787M, up 18% YoY and net income of $191M, but MAUs drop to 330M, down 6M from a year ago  —  Social networking and media platform Twitter today reported its results for the first quarter of the year, and it's a strong one.
Ben Munster / Decrypt:
Interviews with contractors who write crypto white papers reveal startups routinely force them to fabricate business models, inflate funding budgets, and more  —  We dive into this murky industry to find out who writes these things, what goes into the research and how much it really costs to get one written.
Law360:
AT&T and Sprint say they have settled a lawsuit over AT&T's “5G Evolution” branding; source: AT&T will continue to use the branding in its ads and marketing  —  Law360 (April 22, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) — Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to organize their workflow in tabs, is gone and not expected to return in Windows 10  —  Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to group data, sites and other information in tabs …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
After ditching Nvidia, Tesla unveils its own custom chip for enabling “full self-driving” features, says all newly made Model S, 3, and X vehicles include it  —  The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3 …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
ProPublica:
How Turbotax uses dark patterns on its website to trick lower-income Americans, who are eligible to file taxes for free, into paying for its filing service  —  Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free?  —  No?  That's no accident.
Yueqi Yang / Bloomberg:
Tencent-backed DouYu, a Chinese video game live-streaming platform, files for a US IPO; DouYu reported net revenue of $531.5M and a net loss of $127.4M in 2018  —  DouYu International Holdings Ltd., a Chinese video-game live-streaming platform, filed for an U.S. IPO as it seeks …

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