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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. (Elena Seibert Photo)

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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