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April 1, 2022, 8:45 PM

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Workers at Amazon's Staten Island facility secure enough votes to unionize, by a 2,654 to 2,131 margin, a first for an Amazon warehouse in the US  —  - Amazon workers at a Staten Island warehouse voted Friday to join a union, the first time that's happened at one of the company's U.S. facilities.
Ethan Gach / Kotaku:
A dozen current and former employees at Undead Labs, the Xbox studio behind State of Decay 3, describe sexism, mismanagement, and a toxic workplace culture  —  Staff say Undead Labs' transition to Xbox studio was hampered by toxic workplace conditions and lack of direction
Washington Post:
A look at the growing skepticism from Silicon Valley investors and companies of Russian money, once welcomed, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Five years ago, an up-and-coming venture capitalist with an unusual past was raising money to invest in hot Silicon Valley start-ups.
BBC:
UK police charge a 16-year-old with five counts and a 17-year-old with six counts of cyber offenses related to the Lapsus$ gang; the teenagers remain in custody  —  Two teenagers from the UK have appeared in court charged with hacking for a major cyber-crime gang.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Samsung partners with NFT auction service Nifty Gateway to let users “browse, display, and interact with NFTs” on select premium 2022 TVs  —  It's partnering with Nifty Gateway for its NFT platform  —  Samsung is making good on its promise from CES 2022 to bring NFTs to its TVs …
Aoyon Ashraf / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin mining company PrimeBlock plans to go public via a SPAC merger at a $1.25B valuation; PrimeBlock generated $24.4M in Q4 2021 revenue  —  The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.  —  Bitcoin miner PrimeBlock confirmed its plan to go public through a merger …
Bailey Lipschultz / Bloomberg:
DWAC, Trump's Truth Social SPAC, has lost 31% of its value since the app launched; Apptopia says downloads are down 95% from its peak and the app has ~513K DAUs  —  Shares of the blank-check firm bringing Donald Trump's media venture public are sinking with daily downloads …
Andy Chalk / PC Gamer:
Twitch stops its Boost Train test, which let viewers boost a channel by purchasing subscriptions and bits, after users pushed porn to the site's front page  —  It was bound to happen.  —  Audio player loading...  In October 2021, Twitch began testing a new feature that enabled viewers …
Karen Weise / New York Times:
The House Oversight Committee opens an investigation into Amazon's labor practices during severe weather events, after a tornado killed six workers in Illinois  —  A tornado that hit a delivery station in Illinois last year will be a focus of the inquiry.  —  The House Committee on Oversight …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Bond Capital, the growth equity firm co-founded by Mary Meeker, raises $2.5B for its third fund  —  Bond Capital, the growth equity firm co-founded by Mary Meeker, has raised $2.5 billion for its third fund, Axios has learned.  —  Why it matters: Many growth equity investors …
Jane Lanhee Lee / Reuters:
Experts say chipmakers lack the ability to track where many of their lower-end products end up, which could stymie the enforcement of new US sanctions on Russia  —  When Silicon Valley chipmaker Marvell learned that one of its chips was found in a Russian surveillance drone recovered in 2016 …
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Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
Interview with GoPuff co-founder Rafael Ilishayev, on why the company acquired BevMo, breaking into the California market, responding to drivers' demands, more  —  When an East Coast startup called Gopuff paid $350 million for BevMo in November 2020, it wasn't immediately clear …
Emily Birnbaum / Politico:
Apple opposes bills targeting gay and transgender people in Iowa, Texas, Florida, and other states through lobbying, filing court briefs, and recruiting allies  —  Apple is quietly mobilizing its vast resources to lobby against anti-LGBTQ legislation proliferating across the country …

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