March 26, 2021, 2:25 AM

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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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Brian Fung / CNN:
In the hearing, lawmakers accused CEOs of being smug, evasive, and condescending; CEOs appeared barely to restrain their own exasperation with yes/no questions  —  Washington (CNN Business)The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced withering criticism from members of Congress …
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
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
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Microsoft is in exclusive talks to acquire Discord for $10B+ and could complete the deal next month  —  Deal valuing chat app at $10 billion or more could be completed next month  —  Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to acquire messaging platform Discord Inc. for $10 billion or more …
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 …
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 …
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 removed 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 …
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 …
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.
Sources: Xiaomi is in talks with Great Wall Motors to manufacture EVs under its own brand, a partnership could be announced as early as next week  —  HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi Corp plans to make electric vehicles (EVs) using Great Wall Motor Co Ltd's factory …
Jeanny Yu / Bloomberg:
Filing: China-based Linklogis, which focuses on supply chain finance technology, is seeking to raise $1.1B in Hong Kong IPO  —  - Company is selling shares at HK$16.28 to HK$18.28 each  — Linklogis aims to price offering March 31; debut on April 9  —  Chinese fintech company Linklogis Inc. …
Paul Lilly / 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) …

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