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March 24, 2021, 1:10 PM

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Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says it will spend $20B on two fabs in Chandler, 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.
David Pierce / Protocol:
Slack launches Connect DMs, an opt-in feature letting users direct message any other Slack user regardless of their organizations  —  Forget email.  The final frontier for Slack, as it tries to reimagine the way millions of people communicate at work, is the text message.  —  Email is a useful tool, but a blunt one.
Axios:
Ahead of House hearing, Mark Zuckerberg calls for Section 230 reform that makes protections conditional on platforms' ability to identify and remove content  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will tell lawmakers his plan for “thoughtful reform” of a key tech liability shield rests …
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.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Hundreds of free software advocates sign open letter seeking removal of Richard Stallman and entire FSF board saying he “has no place” in their community  —  Open letter signed by hundreds: RMS “has no place” in free software community.  —  Richard Stallman's return …
Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times:
A look at how Google handles user data requests from DHS, ICE, and other agencies, often giving users little time to obtain a court order quashing the request  —  You're scrolling through your Gmail inbox and see an email with a strange subject line: A string of numbers followed by “Notification from Google.”
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 …
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Blockchain.com, which provides cryptocurrency services to retail and institutional clients, raises $300M at a $5.2B valuation  —  The investment round gave the company a $5.2 billion valuation  —  Blockchain.com, a London-based firm that provides a variety of cryptocurrency services to retail …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Despite easing of restrictions starting Wednesday, several of SV's largest tech companies, including Twitter and Google, will keep their offices largely closed  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several of San Francisco Bay Area's largest technology companies including Twitter Inc and Google plan …
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
Sam Shead / CNBC:
Elon Musk says people can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin in the US and later this year outside the US  —  - The automaker last month revealed that it had bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin.  — People outside the U.S. will be able to buy a Tesla with bitcoin “later this year.”
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Bevy, which helps enterprises stage virtual and hybrid events, raises $40M at a $325M valuation, from investors including 25 Black leaders  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  Bevy has raised $40 million at a $325 million valuation …
Washington Post:
A coalition of 12 Democratic state AGs send a letter to Facebook and Twitter demanding more action on COVID-19 anti-vaccination misinformation  —  The attorneys general sent a letter asking the companies to take stronger measures to ensure falsehoods on social media don't hamper efforts to distribute the vaccine.
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Facebook's challenge to German antitrust scrutiny of its ad business, which mandated an overhaul in 2019, will head to EU's top court  —  - Dusseldorf court asks ECJ to weigh in on how data rules apply  — Social network is fighting German antitrust attack on ad model
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Liana Baker / Bloomberg:
Online used car marketplace ACV Auctions prices its Nasdaq IPO at $25 per share, raising $414M and valuing the company at $3.9B  —  Shareholders of used car online auction company ACV Auctions Inc. raised $414 million in an initial public offering priced above its marketed range.
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Neighbor, which operates a peer-to-peer self-storage marketplace, raises $53M Series B led by Fifth Wall  —  Neighbor, which operates a self-storage marketplace, announced Wednesday that it has raised $53 million in a Series B round of funding.  —  Fifth Wall led the financing …

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