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March 25, 2021, 4:20 PM

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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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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) …
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  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  PUBG Mobile has earned $5.1 billion …
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.
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 …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Berlin-based Gorillas, a same-day grocery delivery service, raises $290M Series B at a $1B+ valuation led by Coatue Management, DST Global, and Tencent  —  Gorillas, the Berlin-HQ'd startup that promises to let you order groceries and other “every day” items for delivery in as little as ten minutes …
Rebecca Szkutak / Forbes:
Notarize, which lets users sign and notarize official documents digitally, raises $130M Series D at a $760M valuation, says revenue grew 600% since March 2020  —  This time last year, Pat Kinsel, founder and CEO of electronic notary startup Notarize, was fielding 3,000 calls a week …
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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