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April 3, 2023, 4:55 PM

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Zach Baron / GQ:
An interview and profile of Tim Cook on running Apple, succeeding Steve Jobs, being an outsider, creativity, reducing smartphone time, Meta, Google, and more  —  As Apple CEO, he has defied his skeptics and refashioned the world's most creative company on his own exacting terms.
Bill Toulas / BleepingComputer:
Western Digital reports a network breach, saying the hacker obtained some company data but the full scope is unknown; some systems, like My Cloud, are offline  —  Western Digital announced today that its network has been breached and an unauthorized party gained access to multiple company systems.
Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
After a revolt, the Arbitrum Foundation plans to break up its controversial governance package into separate votes, including on its 750M ARB token allocation  —  Arbitrum will hold a standalone vote on its 750 million token allocation.  —  Join the most important conversation in crypto …
Becky Peterson / The Information:
The Saudi Public Investment Fund lists ~35 of its partnerships with US VC firms, like a16z, Coatue, Craft Ventures, Iconiq, Insight Partners, and Human Capital  —  For several years, venture capital firms have been cagey about whether they have raised money from Saudi Arabia …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Dogecoin's price spikes 25%+ after Twitter replaces its website logo with the dogecoin logo; Elon Musk is fighting to get a dogecoin-related lawsuit dismissed  —  Today Twitter users are noticing that an image of a dog has been added to a place of prominence.
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
The Tor Project partners with VPN maker Mullvad to launch the Mullvad browser, for Windows, macOS, and Linux, to reduce a user's “fingerprint” used for tracking  —  The Tor Project, the organization behind the anonymous network and browser, is helping launch a privacy-focused browser that's …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Documents: Google cuts back on fitness classes, tape, staplers, and the frequency of staff laptop replacements; non-engineers will get a Chromebook by default  —  - In a rare companywide memo from CFO Ruth Porat, Google kicked off “multi-year” employee service cuts.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google Search adds travel features: a “price guarantee” tool for flights, a swipeable hotel browsing story format, and a new way to find attractions and tours  —  Google announced today that it's introducing three new Search features to make it easier for users to research hotels …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Spotify shuts down its Clubhouse-style audio app Spotify Live, previously called Locker Room, acquired as part of its €57M Betty Labs acquisition in March 2021  —  Spotify is shutting down its live-audio app Spotify Live, but says it will continue experimenting with live features in its main service.
Bloomberg:
One year after Rishi Sunak pledged to turn the UK into a crypto hub, UK crypto executives say banks are less willing to support companies trading digital assets  —  Edouard Daunizeau's crypto company SavingBlocks has an office in East London's technology hub and more than 200 customers testing its services.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter updates the description of blue checkmarks to say “This account is verified because it's subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account”  —  On Sunday, Twitter did something different: It updated the language in the description of verified users …
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