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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Facebook reaches the 2B MAUs milestone, a look at its growth strategy over the years with interview of VPs of growth, growth marketing, social good, others   —  Facebook's growth team has a methodical approach to understanding what new users want and a surprisingly broad mandate.
Jun 27, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Verge:
Tumblr, known for its activism on internet issues like net neutrality and the SOPA/PIPA fight, may change to be less outspoken, now that it's owned by Verizon   —  One of the open internet's fiercest defenders has a new boss  —  In 2014, Tumblr was on the front lines of the battle for net neutrality.
Jun 21, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
William Turton / The Outline:
Leaked recording reveals how Apple's Global Security team uses investigators, rigorous screening, and embeds security members in product teams to prevent leaks   —  SECRECY AT APPLE  —  Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.
Jun 20, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Benjamin Romano / Xconomy:
Intellectual Ventures spin-out Pivotal Commware, developing antenna from metamaterials for software defined radios, raises $17M Series A from Bill Gates, others   —  Pivotal Commware, a year-old metamaterials startup built inside patent licensing and invention business Intellectual Ventures …
Jun 16, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Hollywood Reporter:
Facebook greenlights reality TV series Last State Standing and scripted comedy Loosely Exactly Nicole, in bid to lure viewers to its video tab   —  From ‘American Ninja Warrior’ producers A. Smith and Co., the reality show is the social media giant's second original series.
Jun 13, 2017, 3:05 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources: ex-Google exec Michelle Lee has unexpectedly resigned as head of USPTO, after Amazon, Facebook, Google, others asked Trump to renominate her in April   —  Michelle Lee, seen as an ally to the tech industry, was expected to stick around at USPTO.  —  The leader of the U.S. government's …
Jun 6, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber hires Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei as SVP of leadership and strategy as it prepares to release internal workplace investigation results   —  The well-regarded academic, who has focused on gender and diversity problems in the workplace, will also have to deal with results …
Jun 5, 2017, 7:15 PMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
How Marissa Mayer made $239M in her time at Yahoo: stock-heavy compensation buoyed by Yahoo's increasingly valuable Alibaba and Yahoo Japan investments   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When a withered Yahoo is absorbed by Verizon Communications in the next week or so, it will be the end of an era …
Jun 3, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March   —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.
May 26, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
Ford replaces Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, head of its autonomous vehicle unit   —  (Editors' note: Ford on Monday announced the replacement of its chief executive, Mark Fields, vowing to catch up in the race to build self-driving cars and define a new era in personal mobility.)
May 22, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context

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