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April 2, 2022, 4:50 PM

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Washington Post:
How Binance, which trades on its own exchange and plays several roles that may pose conflicts of interest, remains mostly unaccountable to its customers  —  On May 19, 2021, Francis Kim thought he had hit it big.  The Australia-based entrepreneur had been dabbling in derivatives trading …
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
A deep look at the benefits of content moderation in open forums, and how it can support free speech by creating spaces where more people feel free to talk  —  Obviously over the past few years there's been all of these debates about the content moderation practices of various websites.
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.
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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 …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft moves Surface Duo OS, SwiftKey, Phone Link, Microsoft Launcher, and other teams to a new dedicated Android division under EVP and CPO Panos Panay  —  A new ‘Microsoft Android’ division houses Duo, SwiftKey, Launcher, and more.  —  What you need to know
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.
Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
Interview with GoPuff co-founder Rafael Ilishayev, on why the startup 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 …

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