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Internal documents show how Facebook polices speech, at times unfairly punishing and censoring black users or those in disputed territories like Palestine   —  In the wake of a terrorist attack in London earlier this month, a U.S. congressman wrote a Facebook post in which he called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims.
Jun 28, 2017, 8:55 AM - In context

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Ghana-based media startup OMG Digital, dubbed the BuzzFeed of Africa, raises $1.1M from investors including Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund   —  OMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.
Jun 26, 2017, 8:35 AM - In context

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Filing: Sean Parker and Klaus Hommels leave Spotify board as ex-Disney COO Thomas Staggs, ex-YouTube exec Shishir Mehrotra, others join ahead of rumored IPO   —  As Spotify inches its way to a public listing, the streaming music company — which now has 140 million users — has made some significant changes to its board of directors.
Jun 22, 2017, 3:30 PM - In context

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Periscope debuts Super Hearts, which viewers can buy in-app using virtual coins starting at $0.99, earning creators a monthly pay-out   —  Periscope has a new revenue stream and a new way to attract the best live video content to its Twitter-owned app.  Today Periscope launches Super Hearts …
Jun 21, 2017, 12:55 PM - In context

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify tests letting labels pay to put singles on free tier users' playlists; while an opt-out option is available, the scheme is reminiscent of radio payola   —  A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it's about.
Jun 20, 2017, 5:20 PM - In context

J.K. Trotter / Gizmodo:
Founder of Ambrosia, which offers young blood to older people, changed his story about interest from Thiel Capital, 9 months after going on the record about it   —  When Inc. magazine's Jeff Bercovici reported last August that billionaire Trump-supporter Peter Thiel had repeatedly expressed interest …
Jun 16, 2017, 3:20 PM - In context

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook requests input on hard questions about censorship, such as removing false news, and plans to begin explaining how it's addressing each question   —  How should Facebook decide what's allowed on its social network, and how to balance safety and truth with diverse opinions and cultural norms?
Jun 15, 2017, 1:30 PM - In context

Verizon officially closes the $4.5B Yahoo deal; combined assets form a Verizon unit called Oath led by Tim Armstrong, as Marissa Mayer steps down   —  Combined assets form Verizon unit called Oath led by Armstrong  —  Yahoo is renamed Altaba with Thomas McInerney named CEO
Jun 13, 2017, 11:20 AM - In context

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Postmates acquihires Secret CEO David Byttow's startup Bold; Bold will shut down its enterprise blogging tool, plus the anonymous publishing space IO   —  The founder of one of Silicon Valley's most famous flameouts, anonymous social app Secret, is the new product lead for Postmates' app.
Jun 10, 2017, 11:10 AM - In context

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sources: Verizon will cut about 15% of AOL-Yahoo staff, or as many as 2.1K jobs, after merger closes   —  The proportion of jobs being made redundant across AOL and Yahoo is around 15 percent globally, we have confirmed with our sources.  —  This shakes out to as many as 2,100 jobs being lost as part of the corporate merger.
Jun 8, 2017, 7:37 AM - In context




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