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March 24, 2021, 12:55 AM

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Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
CEO Pat Gelsinger says Intel will spend $20B on two new fabs in Ocotillo, Arizona and will reconfigure its external Foundry Services to serve new chip customers  —  The new CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, has today outlined his vision for Intel over the coming years.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Leaked moderator docs say Facebook users may call for death of public figures, so long as the individual is not tagged or “purposefully exposed” to such calls  —  Exclusive: public figures considered to be permissible targets for otherwise-banned abuse, leaked moderator guidelines show
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Amazon announces to employees that the next AWS head will be Adam Selipsky, the CEO of Salesforce-owned Tableau and formerly VP of AWS Sales, Marketing, Support  —  Amazon has chosen to Adam Selipsky, currently CEO of Salesforce-owned Tableau, to run its Amazon Web Services division.
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
Medium offers buyouts to everyone on its editorial staff, as it shifts focus from its own publications to supporting independent writers on its platform  —  After what workers describe as a successful union-busting campaign, Ev Williams has announced to journalists who work for him that they should feel free to go.
Avaaz:
Study of US election misinfo shows Facebook could have prevented 10.1B views from Pages that spread misinfo; these Pages saw interactions rise 3x YoY  —  How Facebook Failed Voters and Nearly Set Democracy Aflame  — Section One - From Election to Insurrection: How Facebook Failed American Voters
Bloomberg:
Robinhood says it has filed confidentially for an IPO with the SEC  —  Robinhood Markets Inc., the popular trading app, has filed confidentially for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg News reports.
Chip Cutter / Wall Street Journal:
Coaching and mental health startup BetterUp says Prince Harry has joined as chief impact officer  —  The Duke of Sussex is going to work for the unicorn employee coaching and mental health startup in his latest foray into business  —  No longer a working member of the royal family …
Jim Salter / Ars Technica:
Firefox 87 launches with Smart Block feature, which improves the rendering of pages when blocking third-party tracking scripts by using local “stand-in” scripts  —  An improved referrer policy also trims URLs from embedded images and scripts.  —  Mozilla released Firefox 87 …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
YC's W21 batch featured 43 Indian startups, a new record, and had 350 startups in total, of which 50% were based outside the US, the highest percentage to date  —  Y Combinator's latest batch — W21 — features 350 startups from 41 nations.  Fifty percent of the firms, the highest percentage to date …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Qualcomm plans a console for Q1 2022 similar to Nintendo's Switch, with detachable controllers, SD card slot, Android 12, and display-out capabilities  —  Qualcomm plans its first foray into the consumer electronics market in years — with a device that bears a strong resemblance …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Amazon is forcing delivery drivers to sign a “biometric consent” form that lets Amazon use AI-powered cameras in its efforts to detect distracted driving  —  The new cameras, which are being implemented nationwide, use artificial intelligence to access drivers' location, movement, and biometric data.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Nintendo will use new Nvidia graphics chip in its 2021 Switch upgrade, helping the console deliver 4K on TVs via Nvidia's DLSS  —  - The Nvidia system-on-chip will also add memory and CPU upgrade  — Nintendo's console refresh targeting year-end shopping season
Janice Min / TIME:
Former Pinterest COO Françoise Brougher and two former employees, Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks, reflect on sexism and racism at the company  —  The day Françoise Brougher was fired from Pinterest began like so many of her workdays.  It was April 2, 2020 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
OnePlus unveils the $159 OnePlus Watch, available April 14, which has a circular 1.39" display, blood oxygen tracking, fast charging, and does not run Wear OS  —  But it doesn't run Wear OS  —  It's taken years, but OnePlus is finally getting in the smartwatch game with the newly announced OnePlus Watch, starting at $159.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Thomas Newdick / The Drive:
AI-controlled F-16 fighter jets are now taking part in simulated dogfight tests as a team against an opponent in DARPA's Air Combat Evolution program  —  The goal of bringing artificial intelligence into the air-to-air dogfighting arena has moved a step closer with a series of simulated tests …
Bloomberg:
New York regulator finds Goldman Sachs didn't discriminate against prospective Apple Card customers, following a viral tweet claiming it did in 2019  —  - Department ‘found no fair lending violations’: superintendent  — Customers had complained women were given lower credit limits
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Verizon Media Group to rebrand most of its media franchises as Yahoo products and sell subscriptions to those products via Yahoo+, a new subscription platform  —  Verizon Media Group, the media division within Verizon, has 3 million people that pay for subscriptions across its portfolio …

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