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March 26, 2021, 7:30 PM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon is waging an increasingly aggressive PR strategy, picking fights with Democratic politicians such as Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders  —  Who is Amazon trying to convince?  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  Amazon is intensifying its bizarre online public relations strategy …
Ken Klippenstein / The Intercept:
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a rugged “Explorer Edition” Watch aimed at athletes and to be used in more extreme environments, for a late 2021 or 2022 launch  —  - Company discusses new model to target different watch buyers  — Device may debut later in 2021 or 2022 at the earliest
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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Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
Google said it has shut down a hacking operation in January but, sources say, didn't disclose that it was an active counter-terrorism operation by a US ally  —  The decision to block an “expert” level cyberattack has caused controversy inside Google after it emerged that the hackers in question were working for a US ally.
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
WeWork to merge with a SPAC in a deal that would raise $1.3B and values the company at $9B  —  Planned merger with the BowX Acquisition would value WeWork at $9 billion including debt  —  WeWork has agreed to merge with a special-purpose acquisition company, according to people familiar with the matter …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 14.4.2 and iOS 12.5.2 to fix a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability in WebKit that “may have been actively exploited”  —  Apple today released iOS 14.4.2 for iPhone and iPad, and watchOS 7.3.3 for Apple Watch.  The updates includes an important security fix for WebKit …
Owen Thomas / Protocol:
Stewart Butterfield says Slack will introduce audio messages and a Clubhouse-like feature that will allow users to drop into rooms without an invitation  —  Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said on Clubhouse that Clubhouse-like additions will soon be coming to the app.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Crypto analytics startup Chainalysis raises $100M Series D led by Paradigm, at a valuation of $2B+, four months after raising $100M Series C at a $1B valuation  —  - Chainalysis, a start-up that sells blockchain data analytics tools, has doubled its valuation to $2 billion in a new investment round.
Insider:
YouTube has temporarily suspended monetization for three channels operated by David Dobrik following a rape allegation against a former Vlog Squad member  —  - YouTube is temporarily blocking David Dobrik and Durte Dom from making money off ads.  — The company said it demonetized …
Wayne Ma / The Information:
Apple's App Store has been hosting 12+ apps run by a US-sanctioned paramilitary organization in China's Xinjiang region; Apple says the apps comply with US law  —  Apple's App Store has been distributing more than a dozen apps created by a Chinese organization sanctioned by the U.S …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
ServiceTitan, a SoCal-based firm which offers a SaaS product for tradespeople, raises $500M Series F led by Tiger Global and Sequoia at a $8.3B valuation  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  It's no new live audio app, crypto company or remote-work tool.
Jared Council / Wall Street Journal:
Some VC firms are using AI algorithms to help with investment decisions; Gartner forecasts that AI will be involved in 75% of VC investment decisions by 2025  —  Some firms are using AI algorithms to help with investment decisions  —  Venture capitalists who have long funded artificial intelligence startups …
Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle:
Facebook to reopen Menlo Park HQ and other Bay Area sites at 10% capacity starting May 10, and allow remote work until a month after offices reach 50% capacity  —  Facebook has set a Bay Area office reopening date: May 10.  —  The social media giant will open at 10% capacity starting …

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