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May 2, 2021, 11:40 PM

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Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Neuralink's President and co-founder Max Hodak tweets that he has left the brain-computer interface startup  —  - Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak announced Saturday that he is no longer working with the brain tech company he started with Elon Musk.  — Musk - who is also the CEO of auto …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon is nearing a deal to sell its media division, including AOL and Yahoo!, to Apollo; deal could be worth ~$5B and be announced as soon as Monday  —  - Deal for Verizon Media could be announced as soon as Monday  — Division includes online brands Yahoo!, AOL and TechCrunch
Doug Kramer / The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare, which was sued by “patent troll” Sable Networks, is offering a $100K bounty to those who can find evidence of prior art on Sable Networks' patents  —  Here we go again.  —  On March 15, Cloudflare was sued by a patent troll called Sable Networks …
Pete Rizzo / Bitcoin Magazine:
A look back at Satoshi Nakamoto's role in the Bitcoin project and exchanges with its community, 10 years after the disappearance of the mysterious figure  —  10 years ago today, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's disappeared.  Pete Rizzo tells the story.  —  10 years ago today, Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto's disappeared.
David Phelan / Forbes:
SEC filing: Rockley Photonics, developer of sensors that can be used for blood pressure and glucose monitoring, says Apple is currently its biggest customer  —  A new report says that a future Apple Watch could have a new raft of health sensors, including blood pressure and …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft planned to reduce its cut from 30% to 12% for Xbox games too, a document filed as part of Epic vs Apple lawsuit in January shows  —  Confidential Microsoft documents reveal some big plans  —  Microsoft had been planning to cut its Xbox store cut to just 12 percent …
Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo:
After an investigation found 800+ Etsy listings for weapons, porn, other items violating its policies, Etsy says it'll invest ~$40M in policy enforcement in '21  —  The online marketplace Etsy has been flooded with activity since the pandemic's onset as millions flocked to online shopping to stave off lockdown blues.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
At least 15 Basecamp employees announced on Twitter that they are leaving the company, with some specifically citing new policy banning political talk at work  —  Multiple employees say they are leaving specifically because of recent policy changes.  —  On Friday, numerous employees …
Anton Shilov / Tom's Hardware:
Researchers find new exploit leaving all modern AMD and Intel processors with micro-op caches defenseless to Spectre threat, in spite of all current mitigations  —  Micro-op caches prone to attacks.  —  Researchers from two universities have discovered several new variants of Spectre exploits …
Shiyin Chen / Bloomberg:
Dell has agreed to sell Boomi, which specializes in integrating cloud platforms for companies, to Francisco Partners and TPG in a cash deal valued at $4B  —  Dell Technologies Inc. has agreed to selling its Boomi cloud business to private-equity firms Francisco Partners and TPG in a cash deal valued …
New York Times:
SensorTower data shows Clubhouse has been downloaded 1.1M times in the Middle East, where its users see it as an open forum to discuss politics and taboo issues  —  The social networking app is booming in authoritarian countries, where users are speaking freely about otherwise taboo topics.

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