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May 1, 2021, 5:05 AM

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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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku has removed YouTube TV from its channel store after Roku and Google failed to come to a distribution agreement; existing users will continue to have access  —  If you've already got the app, be careful not to delete it  —  Roku has pulled YouTube TV from its channel store.
Kris Holt / Engadget:
To tackle harassment, Riot Games updates privacy policy allowing it to record in-game voice chats, says it will listen to recordings only if a report is filed  —  Riot Games plans to do more to tackle toxicity in  —  Valorant.  The company is updating its privacy policy to allow it to record in-game voice chats.
NBC News:
Florida governor to sign into law a bill punishing social media firms for “deplatforming” politicians, which would likely face a constitutional challenge  —  Florida is on track to be the first state in the nation to punish social media companies that ban politicians …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
ISP lobby groups sue New York to block a state law requiring ISPs offer a basic broadband plan for low-income families for no more than $15 a month  —  Lobby groups for Verizon, AT&T, and other ISPs ask court to overturn state law.  —  Internet service providers today sued New York to block …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU charges Apple with antitrust violations, alleging that Apple squeezed rival music streaming apps by requiring them to use its in-app payments system  —  EU accuses Apple of forcing many apps to use its in-app payment system on which it takes commissions, saying it ‘distorted competition’ in music streaming
Miles Kruppa / Financial Times:
Sources: a16z is raising its third fund focused on cryptocurrencies and crypto startups, aiming to raise up to $1B, twice the size of its previous fund  —  Third crypto vehicle from longtime supporter will be roughly twice the size of the firm's last one  —  Andreessen Horowitz …
New York Times:
Google is experimenting with post-pandemic designs in 10% of its global work spaces, including inflatable balloon walls, hybrid meeting rooms, open-air tents  —  The company that helped popularize open office plans and lavish employee perks is trying to reinvent office spaces to cope …
David Pierce / Protocol:
Ahead of the Epic vs. Apple trial, which starts on Monday, a look at what is at stake, how the trial will work, key witnesses who will testify, and more  —  On Monday, Apple and Epic Games will meet in court to decide one of the most consequential antitrust arguments in the history of the tech industry.
Canalys Newsroom:
Global cloud infrastructure spending grew 35% YoY in Q1 to reach $41.8B; AWS led with 32% of total spend, followed by Azure with 19% and Google Cloud with 7%  —  Shanghai (China), Bengaluru (India), Singapore, Reading (UK) and Portland (US) - Thursday, 29 April 2020

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