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Reuters:
Iran gives foreign messaging apps a year to move all data and activity linked to Iranian users onto servers inside the country   —  May 29 Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, prompting privacy and security concerns on social media.
May 29, 2016, 10:45 PMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Inside Verizon's efforts to build a multi-billion dollar media business that can challenge new media giants like Netflix, and why it is vying to buy Yahoo   —  The telecom giant, which is in talks to acquire Yahoo, wants a piece of the digital content revolution.
May 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Pew Research Center:
Pew: 62% of US adults get news on social media; 66% of Facebook, 23% of Instagram, 21% of YouTube, 19% of LinkedIn users get news there   —  A majority of U.S. adults - 62% - get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center …
May 28, 2016, 6:10 AMIn context
New York Times:
Some Silicon Valley luminaries, including Vinod Khosla and Jessica Livingston, express approval for Peter Thiel's tactics against Gawker   —  SAN FRANCISCO — After the news that one of Silicon Valley's stars secretly funded a lawsuit to bring down a gossip site, the overwhelming response …
May 28, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook plans to officially kill its video ad exchange LiveRail   —  The writing has been on the wall for some time.  —  Facebook plans to shutter LiveRail — the video ad exchange that it bought back in 2014 for a reported $400 million to $500 million — for good sometime in the very near future, according to sources.
May 27, 2016, 10:35 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too   —  Facebook's advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in over $5 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become …
May 27, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook and Microsoft partner to lay highest capacity transatlantic internet cable yet, connecting Virginia and Spain with a bandwidth of 160Tbps   —  Facebook and Microsoft are laying a massive Internet cable across the middle of the Atlantic.  —  Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide” …
May 26, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
As Facebook courts publishers, the company and some of its directors decline to comment on board member Peter Thiel's funding of lawsuit against Gawker   —  And there will also likely be no action, either.  —  Here's a very good question swirling around Silicon Valley and the media universe today …
May 26, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Marty Swant / Adweek:
Facebook to shut down its desktop-based ad retargeting exchange as company shifts focus toward mobile   —  Social platform redirecting advertisers to mobile  —  Facebook is shutting down Facebook Exchange and moving advertisers to newer products in a coordinated effort to focus more heavily …
May 26, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Forbes:
Sources: Peter Thiel has played a lead role in bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuits against Gawker Media   —  One of Silicon Valley's best-known investors has been footing a former wrestler's legal bills in lawsuits against a shared enemy.  —  Peter Thiel, a PayPal cofounder and one of the earliest backers …
May 24, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context

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