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March 29, 2021, 9:20 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 Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren came after the CEO told executives they weren't pushing back hard enough on critics.
Matt Day / Bloomberg:
After a monthslong campaign, the union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, AL, has concluded and vote counting begins on Tuesday, overseen by the NLRB  —  - A tussle over ballot eligibility could last for several days  — With stakes high, Amazon and union waged testy information war
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Noor Zainab Hussain / Reuters:
Visa says it will allow the use of cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network and has launched a pilot program with Crypto.com  —  (Reuters) - Visa Inc said on Monday it will allow the use of the cryptocurrency USD Coin to settle transactions on its payment network …
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 …
Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
The official PHP Git repository was hacked to add backdoors to the PHP source code; the changes were “reverted right away”  —  In the latest software supply chain attack, the official PHP Git repository was hacked and the code base tampered with.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Boston Dynamics unveils Stretch, a robot that it says can move up to 800 boxes in warehouses  —  Stretch can shift up to 800 boxes an hour, comparable to a human  —  Boston Dynamics is best known for its robot dog Spot, a machine designed to work in a range of environments, from offshore oil rigs to deep underground mines.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based used car marketplace Cazoo to go public on NYSE through a SPAC, valuing it at $7B and raising $1.6B  —  Cazoo, the UK used-car sales portal that has been on a major fundraising tear in the last year, will be next company to pursue more growth by way of a SPAC: the company today announced …
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.

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