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April 5, 2021, 3:35 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Shawna Chen / Axios:
SCOTUS vacates lower court ruling that Trump's Twitter blocks violated 1A; Justice Thomas says he is wary of social platforms' “unprecedented” power over speech  —  The Supreme Court vacated a lower court ruling that found former President Trump violated the First Amendment …
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.
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
A look at The News Alerts of Beaver County, a 43,000-member Facebook Group in PA that fills the local news void but often hosts exaggerations and falsehoods  —  The day after Thanksgiving 2019, residents of Chippewa Township, Pennsylvania, watched from their windows as state …
Michael del Castillo / Forbes:
Profile of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who are building on their successes with crypto investments and the Gemini exchange with Nifty Gateway, Block-Fi, more  —  After losing an epic battle with Mark Zuckerberg over ownership of Facebook and being shunned in Silicon Valley …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Records show Facebook donated $50K to a GOP group in Feb. via direct corporate contribution; FB said in Jan. it would suspend donations from its PAC for Q1  —  On January 11, Facebook announced that “following last week's awful violence” it was suspending donations from its political committee …

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