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May 24, 2021, 11:15 AM

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Nick Statt / Protocol:
Ahead of Monday's closing arguments in the Apple vs Epic trial, a closer look at the judge's pointed questioning of Cook that touched on the lack of competition  —  Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who is presiding over the Epic v. Apple antitrust trial, saved her best for last.
Heather Somerville / Wall Street Journal:
Study: among 44 tech startups that completed a SPAC deal from the start of 2020 through April 2021, their share prices had fallen 12.6% on average by May 17  —  Entrepreneurs are increasingly wary about the money-raising tool after watching peers' stocks slide and investors balk
Ken Norton / Bring the Donuts Newsletter:
Q&A with Michael Siliski, a business lead at Stripe, on product culture, how written long-form documents facilitate the flow of information at Stripe, and more  —  Go deep, move fast, and build multi-decade abstractions  —  This is the next part of my ongoing series about product culture.
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Pro-Palestinian activist campaign targets Facebook's app store ratings via 1-star reviews; Facebook's internal chats show Apple declined to remove the reviews  —  Pro-Palestinian activists are running a coordinated campaign to downgrade Facebook's app review ratings to protest …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Invoca, which provides call tracking and conversational analytics services, buys DialogTech, which helps marketers analyze inbound calls, source says for $100M  —  On the heels of expanding its marketing call analytics platform last year to provide more insights to help those in sales …

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