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March 29, 2021, 1:50 PM

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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
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.
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 …
Alan Suderman / Associated Press:
Sources: SolarWinds hackers gained access to emails of Trump administration's top DHS officials, including acting Secretary Chad Wolf and cybersecurity staff  —  Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department …
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.
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
Facebook says it has planned two new undersea cables in a project with Google and local telcos to connect Singapore, Indonesia, and North America  —  (Corrects Indonesian telecommunications' company to Telkom in paragraph 6, not Telkomsel)  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook said on Monday …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Boston Dynamics unveils Stretch, a robot that it says can move up to 800 boxes an hour 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.
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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 …

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