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In an open letter to CFIUS, Senator Josh Hawley says US should reject Oracle-ByteDance collaboration citing national security grounds, calls for a full sale (Russell Brandom/The Verge)

Russell Brandom / The Verge: In an open letter to CFIUS, Senator Josh Hawley says US should reject Oracle-ByteDance collaboration citing national security grounds, calls for a full sale  —  The deal is ‘completely unacceptable,’ Hawley says  —  Sen. Josh Hawley is publicly calling on the Treasury Department …

GitLab, which has an all remote workforce of 1,300+ employees from 67 countries, is advising companies like Twitter on its "radically transparent" working model (Julia Herbst/Fast Company)

Julia Herbst / Fast Company: GitLab, which has an all remote workforce of 1,300+ employees from 67 countries, is advising companies like Twitter on its “radically transparent” working model  —  As 2020´s experiment with working from home turns into something more permanent, GitLab—the world´s largest all-remote company …

How book publishers are trying to turn the age-old library system into a "reading as a service" operation through their lawsuit against the Internet Archive (Maria Bustillos/The Nation)

Maria Bustillos / The Nation: How book publishers are trying to turn the age-old library system into a “reading as a service” operation through their lawsuit against the Internet Archive  —  In a lawsuit against the Internet Archive, the largest corporations in publishing want to change what it means to own a book.

PE firm EQT to buy Madrid-based property classifieds site Idealista for TITELTITELTITELTITELeuro;1.3B from Apax Partners; Idealista was valued at TITELTITELTITELTITELeuro;235M during its acquisition in 2015 (Kaye Wiggins/Financial Times)

Kaye Wiggins / Financial Times: PE firm EQT to buy Madrid-based property classifieds site Idealista for €1.3B from Apax Partners; Idealista was valued at €235M during its acquisition in 2015  —  Swedish buyout group to buy company for five times the price rival Apax paid five years ago

Goodreads has held on to its dominant spot online despite being nearly unusable, but its reign is now being challenged by competitors, including The StoryGraph (Sarah Manavis/New Statesman)

Sarah Manavis / New Statesman: Goodreads has held on to its dominant spot online despite being nearly unusable, but its reign is now being challenged by competitors, including The StoryGraph  —  On a typical day, a long-time user of Goodreads, the world´s largest community for reviewing and recommending books, will feel like they´re losing their mind.
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