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Washington Post:
Analysis of data from 5,411 warehouses in 2020 finds Amazon workers suffer serious injuries at nearly double the rate of workers at comparable companies   —  A Washington Post analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration data shows Amazon's serious injury rates are nearly double those at warehouses run by other companies.
Jun 1, 2021, 8:55 AMIn context
Kellie Mejdrich / Politico:
As big financial industry players like Fidelity Investments push SEC to approve Bitcoin-linked ETFs, crypto lobbying efforts meet resistance from US lawmakers   —  A strong push by Wall Street to open up access to Bitcoin investment is meeting resistance from a bipartisan group of lawmakers …
May 30, 2021, 10:20 PMIn context
Times of India:
Two Twitter offices in India were visited by Delhi police, after demanding Twitter explain why a “manipulated media” tag was given to a BJP spokesperson's tweet   —  - Tribunals are in pathetic condition, make appointments in without specifying tenure: SC to Centre
May 24, 2021, 11:37 AMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pitch, which develops collaborative presentation software, raises $85M Series B led by Lakestar and Tiger Global   —  Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021.  —  Collaborative presentation platform Pitch today announced it has raised $85 million in a series B round …
May 20, 2021, 9:20 AMIn context
Ian King / Bloomberg:
AMD announces a $4B stock buyback program, its first since 2001, representing about 4% of AMD's market value   —  Advanced Micro Devices Inc. unveiled a $4 billion stock buyback plan, its first repurchase authorization since 2001, underscoring the chipmaker's confidence in the future of its business.
May 19, 2021, 2:15 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
A new Biden executive order revokes a Trump-era EO that targeted protections for social media platforms and asked the FCC to conduct a review of Section 230   —  President Biden revoked the Trump-era executive order on “preventing online censorship,” which a source told Protocol last summer …
May 14, 2021, 6:35 PMIn context
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Behind the online battle between notable tech figures including a16z partners and Balaji Srinivasan, and the journalists who report, and tweet, on the industry   —  Late last fall, the New York Times was preparing a bombshell article about Coinbase, a financial exchange that had become …
May 13, 2021, 12:40 AMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Biden signs EO to strengthen US cyber defenses, including the development of cybersecurity standards for software companies that sell to the government   —  President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at shoring up the federal government's digital defenses as his administration grapples …
May 12, 2021, 7:55 PMIn context
The Verge:
Some Apple workers are seeking an investigation into the hiring of Antonio García Martínez, an ex-Facebook PM, for past statements on women and people of color   —  ‘We demand an investigation into how his published views on women and people of color were missed or ignored’
May 12, 2021, 5:00 PMIn context
Tanya Basu / MIT Technology Review:
Q&A with Unicode Consortium's Jennifer Daniel, the first woman leading the Emoji Subcommittee, on inclusivity, how emoji are perceived globally, and more   —  As the new head of the Emoji Subcommittee for the Unicode Consortium, Jennifer Daniel has a vision for how to make these symbols work for everyone.
May 12, 2021, 2:25 PMIn context

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