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Amazon Confirms Firing Workers Who Complained About Conditions

Amazon confirmed it had fired three employees involved in criticism of working conditions in its warehouses. The action against the employees had been reported last week, but Amazon’s confirmation indicates the hard line it’s taking. Amazon said it had fired two of the employees, who were based in its Seattle headquarters and had also been active in campaigning to get Amazon to do more to...

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The Relationship Model Is Killing Venture Capital
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The social and racial homogeneity of the venture capital industry has long been a source of frustration for entrepreneurs and investors alike. In recent years, this frustration has boiled over into a full-fledged movement, with a growing chorus of voices arguing that venture capitalists are destroying value by overlooking founders from swaths of the population including women, people of color...
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Bolt CEO Cuts Staff a Third Time as Revenue Lags
Bolt, the one-click checkout startup that slashed staff at least twice last year as growth fell short of its goals , laid off around 10% of employees on Tuesday, or at least 50 people, according to two people with direct knowledge.
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Microsoft Plans Security Features, Wider Release for Its OpenAI-Powered Coding Tool
ChatGPT has generated headlines and hype since its release last year, with its humanlike responses to written prompts.
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DOJ’s Latest Case Against Google Is Intricate But Important
Over my career as a tech reporter, regulators have sued or threatened to sue Google for exerting monopoly power in its ads business so many times it’s hard to keep track.
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Trump’s Meta Return; Massage Therapists, Matthew McConaughey and Elon Musk
So much for Facebook’s efforts to become less political. Meta Platforms’ decision Wednesday to allow former President Donald Trump back onto both Facebook and Instagram threatens to undermine efforts Meta has made over the past two years to reduce the amount of political content people see in their Facebook feed.
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Where Patreon Goes From Here
Patreon , a nearly 10-year-old startup, became a pandemic success story when lockdowns left artists dependent on online sources for income.
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Microsoft Readies Service to Let Cloud Customers Pool Data Safely
As Microsoft weaves more artificial intelligence into its Azure cloud services and applications, it is also working on security and privacy software to assure customers their information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands when stored on cloud servers shared by multiple customers.