April 4, 2023, 1:50 AM

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Dogecoin's price spikes 25%+ after Twitter replaces its bird logo with a doge image; 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.  You can see it for yourself on, where you will be greeted with a pup:
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 …
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.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to eliminate a small number of its corporate retail staff, marking its first known cuts since embarking on a belt-tightening effort in 2022  —  Apple Inc. is eliminating a small number of roles within its corporate retail teams, according to people with knowledge of the matter …
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.
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 …

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