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March 26, 2022, 9:25 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple paid $100K to $200K in stock-based bonuses to select software and hardware engineers, after giving similar bonuses in December to retain talent  —  Apple Inc. is paying a small number of engineers another round of special stock bonuses as part of an unusual push to retain key talent …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Apple and Google criticize the newly unveiled Digital Markets Act that will force companies designated as gatekeepers to open up their platforms to competitors  —  Apple and Google criticise newly unveiled Digital Markets Act that will force a radical overhaul of their global operations
Samuel Stolton / Politico:
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Naureen S Malik / Bloomberg:
Sources: Exxon has a pilot with Crusoe to use excess natural gas from North Dakota oil wells for crypto mining and is considering expanding the test globally  —  Exxon Mobil Corp. is running a pilot program using excess natural gas that would otherwise be burned off from North Dakota oil wells …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Ukraine will start selling 54 NFTs next week chronicling the war's first three days to support its army and civilians, replacing a canceled crypto airdrop plan  —  Proceeds will go toward Ukraine's army and civilians  —  Ukraine's government is raising funds by selling non-fungible tokens …
Miles Kruppa / Financial Times:
As some crypto startups seek to avoid oversight, VCs are passing on board seats to win deals; investors in FTX, which has raised $1.8B+, have no board seats  —  Founders of digital asset groups seek to avoid investor oversight in new Silicon Valley trend  —  Jack Lu received eight proposals …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
A unit of 12 Google Fiber workers in Kansas City, Missouri, becomes the first NLRB-recognized bargaining unit of the Alphabet Workers Union, a branch of the CWA  —  “We're really hoping that we're the first in a line of dominos.”  —  Lauren Kaori Gurley  —  Google Fiber workers in Kansas City …

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