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May 6, 2021, 7:55 AM

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Oversight Board's decision on Trump's Facebook ban failed to send a clear message that a powerful public official can't use Facebook to endanger the public  —  In more than 1,400 posts from Jan. 1, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump used Facebook to spread false information with devastating consequences for the country.
New York Times:
Nick Clegg, who shaped Facebook's handling of Donald Trump, will lead the final decision-making process after the Oversight Board handed it back to Facebook  —  Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister, has shaped the company's handling of Donald Trump at every turn.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it is rolling out improved prompts that discourage “harmful” language, first to iOS and then Android, after studies showed prompts were effective  —  A year ago, Twitter began testing a feature that would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Memo: Google relaxes WFH rules to let more staff work remotely, expecting 20% to be fully remote, 20% to move sites, 60% to return to offices a few days a week  —  Google is giving its employees more flexibility to work from different locations or entirely from home, taking a more lenient policy …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Jeff Bezos beat the National Enquirer by bypassing media and appealing directly to regular people, retaliating with the brutal efficiency used to build Amazon  —  When a gossip rag went after the CEO, he retaliated with the brutal, brilliant efficiency he used to build his business empire.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As Netflix prepped limited tests to drop Apple's IAPs, Apple told Netflix these tests would “limit co-marketing opportunities, including on-store featuring”  —  New internal emails and presentation documents revealed as part of the Epic vs. Apple show how Apple attempted …
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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Uber Q1: $2.9B revenue, below estimates, as net loss shrinks to $108M from $968M QoQ due to self-driving unit sale; delivery gross revenue up 166% YoY to $12.5B  —  - Uber reported first quarter results after-the-bell on Wednesday.  — Overall, Uber's net loss was $108 million …
Danielle Partis / GamesIndustry.biz:
Following the departure of Google Stadia's head of product John Justice, a further six employees have left Stadia to work at Haven Studios, founded by an ex-VP  —  Former Stadia general manager Sebastien Puel is a co-founder of Jade Raymond's new venture  —  A further six members of staff …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Interview with Shopify President Harley Finkelstein on creating a centralized retail OS, why DTC isn't a fad, partnering with Instagram Checkout, and more  —  Today I'm talking to Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify.  Shopify is one of those companies that makes the modern internet go …
Emily Bary / MarketWatch:
PayPal beats with Q1 revenue of $6.03B, up 31% YoY, with record $285B in total payments volume, up 50% YoY, and added 14.5M new active accounts  —  Company increases full-year revenue, earnings forecasts  —  PayPal Holdings Inc. saw a record amount of volume flow through its platform …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Finnish mobile games company Metacore raises $180M in a debt round from Tencent's Supercell to scale its first game Merge Mansion, which has 800K+ DAUs  —  Metacore, a Finnish mobile games company, seems to have an amazing ‘relationship’ with Supercell, another (quite successful) Finnish mobile games company.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga to acquire Chartboost, a mobile programmatic ad service reaching 700M+ MAUs, for $250M in cash; Zynga says deal will help it grow as IDFA changes roll out  —  Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021?  Watch on-demand here!  —  Mobile game publisher Zynga has agreed to acquire mobile ad …

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