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March 25, 2021, 7:30 PM

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Energy And Commerce Committee / YouTube:
Recording 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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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
GlobalData:
Apple bought the most AI companies globally from 2016 to 2020, with 25 acquisitions; Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook collectively bought 60 AI companies  —  - US tech giants are leading the AI companies acquisition race  — Four FAAMG companies feature in the list of top five acquirers …
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 …
Mike Minotti / VentureBeat:
Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile has earned $5.1B in lifetime sales, $2.7B of it in 2020 alone; Tencent says the game surpassed 1B accumulated downloads outside China  —  PUBG Mobile has earned $5.1 billion in lifetime sales, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.
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) …
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 …
David French / Reuters:
Sources: Robinhood is building a platform to let its users directly buy into IPOs of companies, including its own, in order to “democratize” IPOs  —  (Reuters) - Robinhood Markets Inc is building a platform to “democratize” initial public offerings (IPOs), including its own …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Budget TV maker Vizio slides 9% in NYSE debut, closing at $19.10 per share, after raising $257M in its IPO  —  - Vizio started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday under ticker symbol “VZIO.”  — The seller of high-definition TVs previously filed to go public in 2015 …
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.

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