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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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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
House tech hearing revealed unorganized lawmakers who conflated issues of competition, privacy, and moderation, and were unable to move past personal grievances  —  It's time to move past listening and into legislating  —  This story is part of a group of stories called
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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
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.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
H&M wiped off from Chinese e-commerce sites and mapping apps after its statement last year on forced labor in Xinjiang resurfaced and caused a backlash on Weibo  —  - H&M faced backlash on Chinese social media service Weibo over a statement reportedly from last year in which the retailer said it was …
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 …
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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
AWS announces the general availability of Lookout for Metrics, a service for businesses that uses machine learning to analyze metrics and performance indicators  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  Amazon today announced …
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 …
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.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
In a letter to NY Representative, Parler says it has been working with FBI since Nov., sent it copies of threats made on its platform 50+ times before Jan. 6  —  Parler, the social network popular with Trump supporters said on Thursday that it had been working with law enforcement for months …
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 …

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