March 26, 2021

Fri. 03/26 – The House Tech Hearings Were… Whatever…

The House tech hearings were a nothing burger, but I’ll try to explain what that means for us. Apple is considering a more rugged Apple Watch. Slack is doing a Clubhouse clone and… stories. WeWork is back, with a SPAC. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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Links:Yes or no: Are these tech hearings doing anything? (The Verge)Apple Considers Launching Rugged Watch for Extreme Sports (Bloomberg)Slack is getting new audio features (Protocol)WeWork Agrees to SPAC Deal That Would Take Startup Public (WSJ)


Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Intel Unleashed, Gelsinger on Intel, IDM 2.0 (Stratechery)The long, complicated, and extremely frustrating history of Medium, 2012–present (NeimanLab)Microsoft CEO Hunts Anew for Creator Hub After TikTok Bid Fails (Bloomberg)The fuss about BitClout (Axios)Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics (TechCrunch)Analysis: Money no object as governments race to build chip arsenals (Reuters)Buffer overruns, license violations, and bad code: FreeBSD 13’s close call (ArsTechnica)VC Firms Have Long Backed AI. Now, They Are Using It. (WSJ)The Hard Truth About Bitcoin's Energy Consumption (Decrypt)Mac OS X Turns 20: A Look Back at the Operating System That Helped Save Apple (PCMag)


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The House tech hearings were a nothing burger, but I’ll try to explain what that means for us. Apple is considering a more rugged Apple Watch. Slack is doing a Clubhouse clone and… stories. WeWork is back, with a SPAC. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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