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November 30, 2021, 5:20 AM

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CNBC:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey resigns, CTO Parag Agrawal takes over effective immediately; Dorsey to quit the board in 2022, Salesforce's Bret Taylor to become chair  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately.
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New York Times:
Profile of Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal, little known to the public and a Jack Dorsey confidant who has been involved in many big strategic initiatives  —  A longtime Twitter insider and a confidant of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Mr. Agrawal takes over as the social media company confronts various challenges.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Possible reasons Dorsey stepped down, including activist investors and disinterest in the role, and what to expect from Parag Agarwal, who has focused on crypto  —  Theories on why now, and what to expect from Parag Agrawal's Twitter  —  This story is part of a group of stories called
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Citing “alleged serious breaches” of data protection laws, UK's ICO notifies Clearview AI of its provisional intention to fine the company £17M+  —  Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI is facing a potential fine in the UK.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon debuts AWS IoT RoboRunner to simplify building apps for managing robot fleets and AWS Robotics Startup Accelerator to offer AWS credits and expert advice  —  At a keynote during its Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2021 conference today, Amazon launched AWS IoT RoboRunner …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Quinyx, which helps companies with gig work scheduling, raises a $50M Series C led by Battery Ventures at a $550M valuation, bringing its total funding to $89M+  —  Quinyx, a platform for gig work scheduling and time reporting, today announced that it raised $50 million in funding led by Battery Ventures at a $550 million valuation.
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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union says the NLRB has authorized a new election for Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama  —  - The National Labor Relations Board has authorized a new union election at one of Amazon's Alabama warehouses, the labor union behind the effort said Monday.

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