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March 25, 2021, 7:00 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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Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Internal Amazon documents show Amazon was aware of the practice of employees using pee bottles, identifying it as a “Tier 1” infraction that can lead to firing  —  In anticipation of Sen. Bernie Sanders's scheduled trip to Bessemer, Alabama, to support the unionization drive …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:
Buenos Aires-based Digital House, which offers online coding courses for students across Latin America, raises $50M, bringing its total raised to $80M+  —  Digital House, a Buenos Aires-based edtech focused on developing tech talent through immersive remote courses, announced today it has raised more than $50 million in new funding.
Hamish McKenzie / Substack Blog:
Substack offers further clarity on its content moderation guidelines, detailing its stance on harassment, doxxing, hate, and more  —  In December, we published a statement about our philosophy on content moderation.  In the time since, content moderation policies across all platforms have become only more consequential and debated.
Reuters:
Source: Biden EO draft would require many software vendors to notify their federal govt. clients of cybersecurity breaches and preserve accompanying data logs  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A planned Biden administration executive order will require many software vendors to notify …
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 …
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 …

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