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April 8, 2022, 2:30 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tells staff in an email that Elon Musk will hold an internal AMA, to address employee concerns that Musk will sabotage company culture  —  Twitter plans to host Elon Musk for a question-and-answer session with employees after a week of internal outcries over his appointment …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Activision Blizzard will convert all its 1,100 temporary and contingent QA workers to full-time employees on July 1 and raise the minimum hourly rate to $20  —  Nearly 1,100 temp game testers are getting full-time jobs with benefits  —  Activision Blizzard has just announced that all temporary …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitter tests Unmentioning with some users on the web, a feature that lets users select “leave this conversation” on a tweet to avoid notifications  —  Twitter might not have an edit button just yet, but it's still delivering at least one useful feature this week.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases a report it commissioned from Analysis Group, showing that the company's iOS apps “are rarely the most popular app of a particular type”  —  Apple today shared a new App Store study that it commissioned from economists at Analysis Group, with the report highlighting …
MK Manoylov / The Block:
Singapore-based Luna Foundation Guard, a non-profit building reserves for the Terra (UST) stablecoin, plans to buy $100M worth of Avalanche tokens  —  The Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), a Singapore-based nonprofit building reserves for the stablecoin Terra (UST), announced Thursday …
CoinDesk:
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gives her first speech on digital assets, saying a CBDC “would require years of development, not months”, and more  —  The U.S. official addressed CBDCs, stablecoins and regulations.  —  A digital dollar could become a “trusted money comparable …
TechCrunch:
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google releases “multisearch” for Lens, letting users ask questions about photos and screenshots, in beta for US users in English on Android and iOS  —  One of the most interesting announcements at Google's Search-focused keynote in September was a big upgrade to Lens that lets you take a photo and ask questions about it.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
China's Zhiyi Tech, which provides AI tools to help fashion brands better predict bestsellers for e-commerce livestreaming, has raised ~$100M over three rounds  —  In China, live streaming promotion is emerging as a popular way for brands and influencers to reach consumers …
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Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
Crypto payments startup Strike announces Shopify integration for bitcoin's Lightning Network, letting Shopify merchants in the US opt-in to the payment option  —  The bitcoiner instrumental to El Salvador's announcement at last year's conference waxed philosophical on Bitcoin's role as a payments network.

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