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April 5, 2021, 10:55 AM

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Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
Supreme Court rules 6-2 in Google's favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Java APIs, overturning Oracle's win  —  - The Supreme Court on Monday sided with Google against Oracle in a long-running copyright dispute over the software used in Android.  — The court's decision was 6-2.
Kim Jaewon / Nikkei Asia:
LG Electronics says it is terminating its smartphone business, which has lost money for years  —  South Korea group faced lack of in-house chip supply and rise of Chinese rivals  —  SEOUL — LG Electronics said Monday that its board decided to terminate the company's loss-making smartphone business …
Sami Fathi / MacRumors:
On a podcast, Tim Cook says he's “not focused on Facebook”, Apple is confident in its case against Epic Games, AR is critically important for Apple, and more  —  In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times' Kara Swisher, on her podcast “Sway,” Apple CEO Tim Cook talks …
Karen Weise / New York Times:
The National Labor Relations Board finds Amazon illegally retaliated against two prominent internal critics when it fired them last year  —  The two employees had publicly pushed the company to reduce its impact on climate change and address concerns about its warehouse workers.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Byju's acquires Aakash Educational Services, which operates 200+ physical coaching centers in India, for “close to $1B” in cash and equity  —  Why did Byju's raise over $1 billion last year and is already inching closer to securing another half a billion dollars?  We are getting some answers today.
Shawna Chen / Axios:
SCOTUS vacates a lower court ruling that Trump's Twitter blocks violate 1A but says “unprecedented” power of social platforms over speech should be addressed  —  The Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling that found former President Trump violated the First Amendment …
Aaron Holmes / Insider:
Personally identifiable data of 533M Facebook users has been posted online; Facebook says the data comes from a leak that was reported on and fixed in 2019  —  - The personal data of over 500 million Facebook users has been posted online in a low-level hacking forum.
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian social commerce startup Meesho raises $300M Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from Facebook and others, at a $2.1B valuation  —  Meesho said on Monday it has raised $300 million in a new financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as the Indian social commerce startup works …

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