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March 29, 2021, 4:20 AM

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Jason Del Rey / Vox:
Sources: Amazon's recent tweets aimed at politicians came after Bezos told execs they were not pushing back enough on criticism that was inaccurate  —  Snarky tweets targeting Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren came after the CEO told execs they weren't pushing back hard enough on critics.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
USA Today:
NY State launches first US “vaccine passport” app, Excelsior Pass, built on IBM's blockchain-based health pass platform, to be used initially at large venues  —  Starting Friday, New Yorkers will be able to pull up a code on their cell phone or a printout to prove they've …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
A look at Google's two-decade quest to challenge Amazon, as Google now tries to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for independent sellers  —  Google presents itself to independent sellers as cheaper and less restrictive.  But it is not clear whether it can change people's habits of going straight to Amazon.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
As Moore's Law slows down, a look at 2D materials like graphene, which is already being used to create flexible electronics and could replace silicon in chips  —  After more than a half-century of making microchips in more or less the same way, profound changes are coming  —  Silicon is pretty great.
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
National cyber director position, which Congress mandated in a defense bill last year, remains unfilled two months into Biden's admin due to political turf wars  —  Turf wars and political battles are keeping open a role that Congress created and is demanding be filled.
Cyrus Farivar / NBC News:
Analysis shows DoorDash has added supplemental local fees in 57 of the 68 locations that imposed caps on the size of commissions it could charge restaurants  —  OAKLAND, Calif.—For nearly a decade, Grand Lake Kitchen, across from picturesque Lake Merritt, where locals head for leisurely walks …
Digits to Dollars:
Intel Foundry Services could succeed if Intel can sort out its manufacturing process, find needed funds, and build up a true customer service capability  —  The big news this week was Intel's announcement of its new strategy, doubling down on its fab and foundries.
Reggie Ugwu / New York Times:
A look at Google's hands-off content moderation approach for Google Podcasts, where hate speech from white supremacists and pro-Nazi groups is easy to find  —  The platform's tolerance of white supremacist, pro-Nazi and conspiracy theory content pushes the boundaries of the medium.

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