April 5, 2021, 8:00 AM

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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 …
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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Megan Rose Dickey / Protocol:
A deep look at the experiences of Asian Americans in tech, including going unheard, getting passed over for promotions, and stereotyped as passive and diligent  —  Going unheard.  Getting passed over for promotions.  Stereotyped as “passive” and “diligent.”
Sarthak Haribhakti / SarHaribhakti's Newsletter:
Interview with Semil Shah, founding GP of Haystack, on getting rejected from jobs at VC firms, innovation in the VC industry, Miami as a “tech hub”, and more  —  Some real talk  —  Semil Shah has been a prolific writer for a decade.  He has done a lot of interviews over the years.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Cresta, which offers a service that uses AI to mentor customer service agents in real time, raises $50M Series B led by Sequoia Capital  —  Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data.  Learn more.  —  Cresta, an AI-powered platform that gives real-time support …
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The Guardian:
Investigation into Palantir's activities in Europe amid COVID raises concerns over Palantir's work with public agencies and whether it can operate under EU laws  —  Daniel Howden, Apostolis Fotiadis, Ludek Stavinoha, Ben Holst  —  The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news …
Anil Dash / The Atlantic:
The invention of NFTs was meant to give artists more control over their work, but that dream didn't come true and only led to commercially exploitable hype  —  The only thing we'd wanted to do was ensure that artists could make some money and have control over their work.
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
An adapted excerpt from the book “Your Computer Is on Fire”, on how voice assistants like Siri and Alexa alienate non-native and non-standard English speakers  —  The age of being able to speak to our computers just as we do with other humans is finally upon us but voice-activated assistants …

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