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April 10, 2023, 10:30 AM

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Molly White / @molly0xfff:
[Thread] A look at a report from FTX debtors on the company's control failures, like awful recordkeeping, lying about using cold wallets, and sloppy key storage  —  The new team in charge of the FTX bankruptcy have released their first interim report on the failures of control at FTX and related businesses. It's 43 pages long, let's go through it 🧵 https://www.courtlistener.com/ ...
New York Times:
A look at the impact of 34 US bitcoin mines and their extreme demand for energy, as the cost of electricity for locals increases in Texas and other areas  —  Bitcoin mines cash in on electricity — by devouring it, selling it, even turning it off — and they cause immense pollution.
IDC:
Apple's Mac shipments fell 40.5% YoY globally in Q1 2023, the largest drop among PC makers, as combined PC shipments fell 29% YoY to 56.9M units  —  Weak demand, excess inventory, and a worsening macroeconomic climate were all contributing factors for the precipitous drop in shipments …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: ~270 US Apple Stores held staff meetings about unionization risks in the past two weeks, using a unionized Towson, Maryland store as a cautionary tale  —  Apple is continuing its push to keep retail stores from unionizing.  Also: A deep look inside efforts to diversify the company's product …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
In a reversal, Twitter lets users like, retweet, and reply to tweets with Substack links, but searches with “Substack” still just give results for “newsletter”  —  In a reversal of a limitation the platform put in place earlier in the week, Twitter is once again allowing users …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A study based on the patent-filing history of 760K+ US inventors finds they produce fewer innovations after joining big firms vs. inventors hired by young firms  —  Big companies are hiring an ever-larger proportion of America's inventors, who are less productive once they join
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Tests show Elon Musk's Twitter removed limits on Kremlin-linked accounts, including Putin's, with some showing in For You feeds, reversing an April 2022 policy  —  Elon Musk's social media site lifts restrictions on Kremlin-linked tweets  —  Twitter has removed restrictions on Kremlin-linked accounts …

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