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Sapna Maheshwari / BuzzFeed:
Snapchat settles with ousted cofounder Reggie Brown on undisclosed terms, conceding his contribution to app's key concept in statement   —  Snapchat Concedes In Settlement: Ousted Co-Founder Came Up With App Idea  —  A long-broiling lawsuit between Snapchat, its CEO and CTO, and ousted co-founder Reggie Brown, has been settled.
Sep 9, 2014, 4:55 PMIn context
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
Thieves bought StubHub tickets using credentials obtained in other breaches to compromise more than 1000 customer accounts   —  AP Source: Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts  —  A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts …
Jul 23, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Internet Association representing Google, Netflix, Amazon, and others pushes for net neutrality in FCC filing   —  U.S. web companies press demands for net neutrality with FCC  —  (Reuters) - Major U.S. web companies on Monday urged regulators to restrict the ability of Internet providers …
Jul 14, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Brianna Valleskey / Benzinga:
The AP will use robots to turn data into stories for earnings reports beginning July   —  AP Using Robots For Journalism Starting In July  —  The Associated Press announced Monday that it will begin using automated technology to write company earnings reports next month.
Jul 1, 2014, 6:20 AMIn context
Yuliya Chernova / Wall Street Journal:
Kids' app maker Fingerprint raises $10.85M series B, led by DreamWorks   —  Kids' App Maker Fingerprint, Snubbed by VCs, Backed by DreamWorks … DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. led a $10.9 million investment in Fingerprint Inc., a developer of mobile game apps for children, the startup told Venture Capital Dispatch.
Jun 26, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Larry Hardesty / MIT News Office:
Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip   —  Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.  —  Press Inquiries  —  The more cores — or processing units — a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes.
Jun 24, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
Internal NYT report on digital publishing: weak support systems, neglect of social promotion, editors “unfamiliar with the web”, more   —  Exclusive: New York Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture  —  “Our journalism advantage is shrinking,” a committee led by the publisher's son warned.
May 15, 2014, 5:45 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
USAID refutes claims about allegedly subversive Cuban Twitter clone   —  USAID has denied Associated Press allegations that it created a Cuban alternative to Twitter in order to foment political unrest.  Last week, the AP wrote that the foreign aid agency had secretly created …
Apr 7, 2014, 5:25 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government   —  The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’  —  The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was …
Apr 7, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Snowden docs show GCHQ discussed using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for covert propaganda   —  The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket  —  This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create …
Apr 4, 2014, 7:15 PMIn context

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