April 9, 2021

Fri. 04/09 – Amazon Wins The Union Battle

The counting is finally happening, and not to be all Nate Silver, but it’s looking fairly certain that Amazon won its big union battle. Apple and Epic Games are making their first arguments in that big lawsuit. A big new scraping hack, this time for half a billion LinkedIn users. Neurolink shows a monkey playing Pong with its brain. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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Links:Partial tally in Amazon union drive favors ‘No’ votes. (NYTimes)Epic v. Apple discovery details ‘Project Liberty’ scheme to skirt App Store with Fortnite (9to5Mac)Apple Admits Purposely Keeping iMessage Off Android Helps Lock Users In (DroidLife)Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users — about two-thirds of the platform's userbase — and have posted it for sale online (Insider)Neuralink's brain-computer interface demo shows a monkey playing Pong (Engadget)


Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Silicon Valley Is Flooding Into a Reluctant Austin (Bloomberg Businessweek)Don’t pick up! The rise and fall of a massive industry based on missed calls (Rest of World)DoorDash Drivers Game Algorithm to Increase Pay (Bloomberg Businessweek)Revenge Of The Winklevii (Forbes)Bill Hwang Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All in Two Days (Bloomberg Businessweek)


The counting is finally happening, and not to be all Nate Silver, but it’s looking fairly certain that Amazon won its big union battle. Apple and Epic Games are making their first arguments in that big lawsuit. A big new scraping hack, this time for half a billion LinkedIn users. Neurolink shows a monkey playing Pong with its brain. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

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