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Bezos Amazon Exit, Robinhood IPO, SpaceX Glass Dome


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1. Amazon has updated its famous leadership principles before Jeff Bezos’ exit as CEO on Monday. Amazon’s list of guidelines have been updated to include two new ones, including “strive to be Earth’s best employer.” This hints where new CEO Andy Jassy could be headed.

2. Robinhood publicly filed its highly-anticipated IPO documents. The filing gives the first proper look at the financials of the popular investing app. Plus, here’s what we know about the shareholders standing to make a fortune.

3. Amazon has discussed forming a ‘Rebel Alliance’ to compete with Microsoft. The goal would be to partner with software makers to offer a bundle of business apps for a single price. Inside Amazon’s ‘Star Wars’-esque talks with Dropbox, Slack, and others.

4. A Tesla owner sued the EV giant, claiming it broke its promise of free Supercharging for life. The lawsuit says Tesla promised free charging to buyers of most of its early models, but later introduced fees for when fully charged cars are left at Supercharger stations. More on that here.

5. Uber, Tesla, and Rivian are locked in a war for talent. Insider has analyzed salary data from some of the top transportation-tech companies. This is what these companies are paying their employees.

6. SpaceX’s first civilian crew will have ‘one hell of a view’ from the spaceship’s toilet in a new glass dome. SpaceX could launch the world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit as soon as September. Take a look at the glass dome here.

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7. Mark Zuckerberg faces harsh criticism from the White House over vaccine misinformation. President Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain said he’s told the Facebook CEO “directly” about the severity of the problem. More from Klain’s comments, including telling Zuck to “do better.”

8. A new cryptocurrency called baby doge coin surged — after a tweet from Elon Musk. The tweet said, “Baby Doge, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,” which was, of course, a reference to “Baby Shark.” What to know about the dogecoin spinoff.

9. SoftBank VCs are moving a $100 million fund to Miami. The Opportunity Fund, focused on founders of color, has already invested in several Miami-area startups. Miami’s been much hyped lately, but a SoftBank VP tells us the tech scene there is “real.”

10. Andy Jassy is inheriting Amazon during heightened controversy. The end of the Bezos era could mark a crucial and overdue turning point for the company’s culture. Where Jassy takes the company could cement his legacy — or prove he’s Bezos 2.0.


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