April 14, 2022, 7:45 AM

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Filing: Elon Musk delivers a non-binding proposal to acquire all of Twitter's outstanding stock for $54.20/share in cash, in a deal worth $43B; TWTR jumps 10%+  —  Elon Musk has offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash, according to an updated 13D filing, Bloomberg News reports.
Jonathan Greig / The Record:
US government agencies warn of new custom tools, created by several APT actors, that are capable of compromising IT equipment used in critical infrastructure  —  Several advanced persistent threat (APT) actors have created custom-made tools designed to breach IT equipment used …
Sandali Handagama / CoinDesk:
The auction for an NFT of Jack Dorsey's first-ever tweet, which sold for $2.9M last year, ended with a maximum bid of 2 ETH, worth around $6.2K  —  Crypto entrepreneur Sina Estavi bought Twitter founder Jack Dorsey's first ever tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million last year.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Wikipedia editors vote 232 to 94 to request the Wikimedia Foundation stop accepting crypto donations; the foundation is not legally bound by the proposal  —  Critics argue the bitcoin and ethereum networks consume too much energy.  —  More than 200 long-time Wikipedia editors have requested …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Sources: Meta to release Nazare AR glasses V1, not tied to a phone, and a cheaper pair codenamed Hypernova in 2024; Nazare V2 expected 2026, and V3 in 2028  —  Mark Zuckerberg has a grandiose vision for the metaverse, and he hopes that you'll one day see the same thing, too — quite literally …
New York Times:
Since the Ukraine invasion, thousands of Russian tech workers have left the country, an exodus that will fundamentally change the Russian tech industry  —  Since their country invaded Ukraine, Russian tech workers have left by the thousands.  They appear intent on rebuilding their lives and businesses in other countries.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google quietly launches its Switch to Android app for iOS as an unlisted app  —  Google is preparing to launch a brand new way to move from Apple's iPhones to an Android device.  Here's your first look at Google's “Switch to Android” app running on an iPhone.
Callan Quinn / The Block:
Context, an app that lets users follow and track other people's crypto wallets and transactions, raises a $19.5M seed led by Variant Fund and Sam Altman  —  Quick Take  — The round was led by Variant Fund and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.  — The firm's app lets users track on-chain activity from followed wallets.
More: CoinDesk
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple customers say delivery estimates for orders of some MacBook Pro models have been pushed back, in some cases as far as mid-June, amid China's lockdowns  —  Apple Inc. shoppers are facing longer wait times for the company's flagship MacBook Pro laptops, a sign that Covid-19 lockdowns in China may be contributing to delays.
Jialiang David Pan / Bloomberg:
Ethereum's long-awaited proof-of-stake Merge upgrade “won't be June, but likely in the few months after”, according to a lead developer on the project  —  One of the leading Ethereum software developers said the blockchain network's much-anticipated technical upgrade known …
Gergely Orosz / The Pragmatic Engineer:
An Atlassian outage that began on April 4 left ~400 companies without access to Atlassian's cloud services; only 45% of companies have since regained access  —  Hundreds of companies have no access to JIRA, Confluence and OpsGenie.  What can engineering teams learn from the poor handling of this outage?
Nicolle Liu / Wall Street Journal:
After the pandemic forced employees to work from home, some neurodivergent people are thriving at remote cybersecurity jobs  —  The Covid-19 pandemic forced many employees to work from home, leveling the playing field for people with conditions such as autism, who might not fare as well in office settings
Kate Kaye / Protocol:
A look at AI tools built by sales and customer service software companies like Uniphore and Sybill to detect human emotions, as Zoom unveils Zoom IQ for Sales  —  Virtual sales meetings have made it tougher than ever for salespeople to read the room.  So, some well funded tech providers …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
In two weeks, Amazon will add a ~5% fuel and inflation surcharge to US sellers using its fulfillment services, which is below surcharges at UPS and FedEx  —  - Amazon said Wednesday it's adding a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge to U.S. sellers who use its fulfillment services.

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