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Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week:



a drawing of a face: GeekWire Podcast: Amazon antitrust findings; Satya Nadella’s WFH tips; Mysterious $60B woman


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GeekWire Podcast: Amazon antitrust findings; Satya Nadella’s WFH tips; Mysterious $60B woman

A long-awaited report from a U.S. House antitrust subcommittee landed this week, and it slammed Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple for their alleged monopolistic practices in the online marketplaces they operate. Amazon responded with a scathing blog post that said the report featured “flawed thinking.”

Lots of tech people are working from home due to the pandemic, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has some tips on how to do it and maintain your health and well-being. Schedule some short meetings, he says, and don’t forget your transition times.

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A new story from the Medium business publication Marker paints an extraordinary portrait of the life of one of the richest women in the world, MacKenzie Scott, which is all the more

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MacKenzie Scott hasn’t given any interviews about her split from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos or her philanthropic pursuits in the time since. But a new story from the Medium business publication Marker paints an extraordinary portrait of the life of one of the richest women in the world.

Calling Scott “the mysterious 60-billion-dollar woman” in her story this week, journalist Stephanie Clifford said she, too, was unable to reach Scott through multiple channels and requests. But through interviews with friends, schoolmates, instructors, associates, and former co-workers of Scott’s, along with previously unreported public documents, she’s able to “reveal Scott’s complicated relationship with money.”

The story comes just a couple months after Scott, who changed her name from Bezos after her divorce, announced that she was giving $1.67 billion to 116 non-profit organizations as part of her pledge to give away the majority of her wealth.

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“The Science Femme” claimed to be a female academic. She claimed to have upended efforts by her social justice-obsessed department to draft a statement condemning racism.

And when Twitter users accused her of racism, she claimed to be a woman of color herself—and an immigrant to boot.

But The Science Femme, who tweeted from the handle @piney_the, wasn’t any of those things, digital sleuths began alleging late last month. Instead, they claimed, “she” was Craig Chapman, a white male assistant professor of chemistry at the University of New Hampshire. The allegations, bolstered by an internal chemistry department email, would make Chapman at least the fourth white academic revealed to have posed as a person of color in recent weeks.

In three of those cases, academics are accused of shamelessly trying to further their own careers. But in Chapman’s case, Twitter users who came into contact with @piney_the say the account

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  • The woman agreed to pay $ 3.8 million in restitution, a sum equivalent to the total sent by buyers to her four PayPal accounts over the 19 years she was offended.

Kim Richardson, a resident of Dallas, Texas, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison and three years in a row of supervised release for being part of an interstate theft network of merchandise sold on eBay and through Internet direct sales.

Richardson, 63, also agreed to pay $ 3.8 million in restitution, a sum equal to the total sent by buyers to his four PayPal accounts over the 19 years he was delinquent.



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The woman pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted that she participated in a conspiracy, which lasted from August 2000 to April 2019. During that period, Richardson periodically traveled the United States stealing items from numerous

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