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May 10, 2021, 7:15 AM

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David Pierce / Protocol:
Dogecoin dropped by about a third during Elon Musk's SNL appearance; Musk conceded during the skit that Dogecoin was merely a “hustle”  —  Saturday night was the moment it became absolutely undeniable: tech is culture now.  As Elon Musk took the stage on Saturday Night Live …
The Verge:
Clubhouse launches in beta on Android in the US, after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, but will remain invite-only  —  It's now available in the US and will roll out to other countries soon  —  After more than a year of iOS exclusivity, social audio platform Clubhouse is releasing its Android app.
José Adorno / 9to5Mac:
A German security researcher claims he was able to break into the microcontroller of Apple's AirTag, allowing him to modify its NFC URL  —  The Apple AirTag has been released almost ten days ago.  Since then, we have seen a user rebuilding an AirTag as a thinner card that fits into wallets …
Bloomberg:
Sources: cybercrime gang DarkSide, which caused Colonial Pipeline to halt operations, stole and encrypted ~100GB of data on Thursday before demanding a ransom  —  - Attackers stole nearly 100GB of data in two hours on Thursday  — Theft followed by locking of computers and ransom demand
Wall Street Journal:
Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45% of fuel consumed on the US East Coast, says it halted operations due to a ransomware attack  —  Colonial Pipeline carries roughly 45% of gasoline and diesel fuel consumed on the East Coast  —  The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel …
Bloomberg:
How ByteDance is competing with Alibaba in social commerce, including roping in influencers like Xiaomi's Lei Jun to livestream on TikTok's Chinese twin Douyin  —  - TikTok owner aims to challenge Alibaba in e-commerce arena  — Zhang eyes global opportunity after ‘major breakthrough’
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Memo: California DMV says Tesla is at Level 2 currently after Tesla's head of Autopilot admits that Elon Musk has been exaggerating about “full self-driving”  —  'Elon's tweet does not match engineering reality'  —  Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been overstating the capabilities …
Amit Katwala / Wired UK:
DeepMind researchers are working with the UK's Premier League team Liverpool to explore the application of AI to help teams improve their soccer tactics  —  The Alphabet-owned company is working with Liverpool to apply AI smarts to the high-stakes world of football tactics
Jed Kolko / Indeed Hiring Lab:
During the pandemic, tech job postings remained concentrated in tech hubs, and those in tech hubs were less likely to mention remote work than elsewhere  —  Key points:  —  Tech hubs had steeper declines and slower recoveries in job postings on Indeed during the pandemic than other places.
Desire Athow / TechRadar:
Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at storage company Spectra Logic, on the resurgence of tape for archival storage, DNA storage, more  —  A Q&A with David Trachy, Senior Director of Emerging Markets at Spectra Logic  —  In the world of archival storage, tape is the undisputed king.
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