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April 23, 2019, 8:45 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook hires Jennifer Newstead, a legal advisor for the US State Department who helped craft the Patriot Act, as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch  —  'Jennifer is a seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience will help us fulfill our mission,' says Sheryl Sandberg
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Two Google employees who helped organize walkouts say they've faced demotions or dramatically changed roles, plan a town hall to share stories of retaliation  —  TWO EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTS at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Q1 beats estimates with revenue of $787M, up 18% YoY and net income of $191M, but MAUs drop to 330M, down 6M from a year ago  —  Social networking and media platform Twitter today reported its results for the first quarter of the year, and it's a strong one.
Ben Munster / Decrypt:
Interviews with contractors who write crypto white papers reveal startups routinely force them to fabricate business models, inflate funding budgets, and more  —  We dive into this murky industry to find out who writes these things, what goes into the research and how much it really costs to get one written.
Law360:
AT&T and Sprint say they have settled a lawsuit over AT&T's “5G Evolution” branding; source: AT&T will continue to use the branding in its ads and marketing  —  Law360 (April 22, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) — Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to organize their workflow in tabs, is gone and not expected to return in Windows 10  —  Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to group data, sites and other information in tabs …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
After ditching Nvidia, Tesla unveils its own custom chip for enabling “full self-driving” features, says all newly made Model S, 3, and X vehicles include it  —  The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3 …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Zoho:
Zoho CRM named an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Sales Force Automation  —  Zoho CRM team is excited to announce that we have been recognized as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Sales Force Automation.  Our team at Zoho CRM takes great pride …
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ProPublica:
How Turbotax uses dark patterns on its website to trick lower-income Americans, who are eligible to file taxes for free, into paying for its filing service  —  Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free?  —  No?  That's no accident.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Harness, which offers a continuous app delivery and release platform for engineering and DevOps teams, raises $60M Series B co-led by IVP and GV  —  Harness, a San Francisco startup developing a continuous app delivery and release platform for engineering and DevOps teams …
Yueqi Yang / Bloomberg:
Tencent-backed DouYu, a Chinese video game live-streaming platform, files for a US IPO; DouYu reported net revenue of $531.5M and a net loss of $127.4M in 2018  —  DouYu International Holdings Ltd., a Chinese video-game live-streaming platform, filed for an U.S. IPO as it seeks …

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