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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues   —  Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk?  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired former U.S …
Feb 21, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Former members of Google News team reminisce about how the service vetted sites during their tenure, rejecting or de-ranking those seen as unreliable or biased   —  For the small team maintaining one of the world's most popular news sites, the job was straightforward: weed out liars and scammers.
Feb 13, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sub-Saharan African nations like Cameroon, Gambia, and the Republic of Congo increasingly use internet blackouts to stem protests   —  DAKAR, Senegal — Julius Ikena's trade business is at a standstill because he cannot make electronic payments to his partners.
Feb 12, 2017, 11:15 AMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple hires Timothy Twerdahl, director of Amazon's Fire TV business and previously exec at Roku and Netflix, as VP for Apple TV product marketing   —  Former Amazon executive also held roles at Netflix and Roku  —  The hire lets company to beef up team seeking content deals
Feb 7, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Zillow Group beats expectations with Q4 revenue of $227.6M, up 34% YoY, and says it expects to surpass $1B in 2017 revenue; stock down 5%+   —  Zillow Group expects to reach a new milestone in 2017: the $1 billion revenue mark.  —  The Seattle-based online real estate giant today posted its fourth quarter earnings report.
Feb 7, 2017, 4:35 PMIn context
Susan Crawford / Backchannel:
Interview with former FCC head Tom Wheeler on the new FCC chairman, Trump administration's talk of “modernizing” the FCC, municipal broadband, and more   —  Obama's FCC head Tom Wheeler talks candidly about the open internet—and why, in Trumpworld, four companies could lock it up.
Feb 5, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Obama's tech teams are optimistic publicly but quietly fear for their programs' future after Trump inauguration; Matt Cutts in line to be interim head of USDS   —  The While House imported Silicon Valley's best to transform government.  Will Trump undo it all?
Jan 18, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Baidu hires AI specialist and former Microsoft EVP Qi Lu as group president and chief operating officer to oversee and develop AI technologies   —  AI specialist Qi Lu becomes Baidu's COO and president  —  Lu will oversee Baidu's efforts to develop AI technologies
Jan 16, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google's head of Daydream Labs and the director of immersive design speak about the challenges of building Daydream and pushing the boundaries of VR   —  A few minutes after Google CEO Sundar Pichai finished speaking to the crowd at a Google developer conference one sunny June morning in 2014 …
Jan 16, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton stepping down; he will become chairman of the board of Snap, where he was an early investor   —  LOS ANGELES — The chief executive of Sony's underperforming entertainment division, Michael Lynton, announced Friday that he would step down to focus …
Jan 13, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context

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