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April 18, 2021, 2:35 PM

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Clubhouse:
Clubhouse has raised a Series C led by Andreessen Horowitz, with DST Global, Tiger Global, and Elad Gil participating  —  Since then we have grown faster than expected, as Clubhouse has expanded across hundreds of countries around the world.  With millions of new users bouncing around the hallways …
Fiona Kelliher / Mercury News:
Charles “Chuck” Geschke, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with John Warnock and helped develop PDF technology, died on Friday at 81  —  Charles “Chuck” Geschke, co-founder of the iconic Silicon Valley company Adobe Inc. and prominent cheerleader of downtown San Jose, died Friday at age 81.
Raphael Satter / Reuters:
US investigators probing a breach at Codecov, a software auditing company, that affected some of its 29K customers; the breach was in Jan. but detected in April  —  U.S. federal investigators are probing an intrusion at San Francisco-based software auditing company Codecov that affected …
Will Goodbody / RTÉ:
Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme  —  Newly filed accounts show that over $75bn in profits moved through a subsidiary of Google that was incorporated in Ireland in 2019 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
A look back at the netbook explosion of the late 2000s and how iPads, Chromebooks, and appliance-like computers took the netbook's place  —  The sound of a slow processor screaming  —  There's an Apple event next week, and it's looking fairly likely that we'll see updated models of the iPad Pro and perhaps the iPad Mini.
Todd Feathers / The Markup:
A look at lobbying efforts by Facebook, Apple, Google and others in Connecticut, Texas, and other US states crafting consumer privacy bills  —  The Markup found industry fingerprints on at least five bills around the country—weak laws, experts say, that are designed to preempt stronger protections
Cade Metz / New York Times:
A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the “echo chamber”, including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube  —  Focus on conflict.  Feed the algorithm.  Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative.  Don't worry if it is true.
Julie Zhu / Reuters:
Sources: Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake and give up control to appease Chinese regulators  —  Ant Group is exploring options for founder Jack Ma to divest his stake in the financial technology giant and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled …
Dina Temple-Raston / NPR:
Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies  —  “This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.”  —  The routine software update …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Interview with Initialized Capital's Garry Tan on the firm's seed investment in Coinbase, Ohanian's departure, building a presence on social media, and more  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  In March 2012, Garry Tan received an email from the founder of a new startup called Bitbank, Brian Armstrong.

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