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March 25, 2021, 12:35 PM

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YouTube:
Livestream of House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on platform misinformation with Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey  —  The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Interviews with 14 current and former Medium employees portray a dysfunctional company; sources say Medium has 700K paid subs, suggesting $35M+ in revenue  —  Last week, a partnerships manager at Medium working with the White House found that there was a strange problem with the platform: President Joe Biden was being served porn.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Amazon drivers share photos of pee bottles after the company tweets “you don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?” to a congressman  —  “You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you?”  Amazon tweeted.  Drivers say they're being gaslit.  —  Lauren Kaori Gurley
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Chrissy Teigen, who had 13.7M Twitter followers and was once called “unofficial mayor of Twitter” by the company, quits the platform after years of harassment  —  The former model and media personality was a prolific tweeter  —  Chrissy Teigen, a prolific tweeter the company once called …
Paul Lilly / HotHardware.com News:
Samsung announces 512GB DDR5 memory, still in verification stage, that delivers over twice the performance of DDR4 at up to 7,200 Mbps, for advanced workloads  —  As we inch closer to Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Zen 4 architectures (late this year and/or early next, barring any delays) …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it has disrupted a network of China-based hackers using its platform to target the Uyghur community abroad and draw them to malicious websites  —  Facebook on Wednesday announced new actions to disrupt a network of China-based hackers leveraging the platform to compromise targets in the Uyghur community.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Arizona Senate skips vote on bill HB2005, which would have forced Apple and Google to let apps in their app stores use alternative in-app payment systems  —  The bill went poof  —  The Arizona State Senate was scheduled to vote an unprecedented and controversial bill on Wednesday …
Paul Tamburro / GameRevolution:
Reddit says it has cut ties with a controversial UK activist who it had recently hired, after 200+ subreddits, like r/Music, went private to protest  —  UPDATE: Reddit has now confirmed that it has fired Aimee Knight from her position with the company.  In a statement posted …
Asha Barbaschow / ZDNet:
Apple tells Australia's consumer watchdog that iOS developers have alternative channels to reach users as “distribution is far from limited” to App Store  —  Telling the ACCC that users of iOS can go to a website to purchase and consume digital content or services …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Holberton, which started out as a coding school, pivots to become an edtech SaaS company and raises $20M Series B, bringing its total raised to $33M  —  Holberton, the education startup that started out as a coding school in San Francisco and today works with partners to run schools in the U.S. …
Bloomberg:
Deliveroo is facing a revolt from investors and riders concerned about the way it treats the latter; hundreds of couriers plan a strike next week  —  - Fund managers Aberdeen and Aviva say they won't buy shares  — IWGB says hundreds of riders expected to participate in strike
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Pie Insurance, which helps SMBs get cheaper insurance for their workers, raises $118M Series C, following a $127M Series B in May 2020  —  Pie Insurance, a startup offering workers' compensation insurance to small businesses, announced this morning that it has closed on $118 million in a Series C round of funding.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
During an event announcing Intel Foundry Services, CEO Pat Gelsinger said it would pursue Apple as a client; Apple currently relies on TSMC as its sole supplier  —  Apple in November started releasing Macs with Apple-designed M1 chips, and the Apple silicon technology will eventually replace …
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