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Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter hires Candi Castleberry-Singleton, formerly of Motorola and Sun, as new VP of inclusion and diversity, following Jeffrey Siminoff's February departure   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has hired Candi Castleberry-Singleton as its new vice president of inclusion and diversity in the latest bid …
Jun 27, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Twitter:
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube form Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, building on EU Internet Forum, Shared Industry Hash Database initiatives   —  Today, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are announcing the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism …
Jun 26, 2017, 1:25 PMIn 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, 12:40 PMIn context
Meghann Farnsworth / Recode:
White House posts 20 minute video of Trump's American Tech Council meeting with 18 tech execs, notably missing representation from Facebook, Twitter   —  Silicon Valley is taking a field trip to D.C.  —  This is “tech week” at the White House, and that means Silicon Valley's tech giants …
Jun 20, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Adam Samson / Financial Times:
Adobe Q2 beats forecasts with record $1.77B revenue, up 26.7% YoY, as cloud software revenue hits $4.56B   —  Read next … Adobe on Tuesday added to its already hefty 2017 gains after the software maker unveiled a bigger-than-expected rise in quarterly sales that reflected continued progress …
Jun 20, 2017, 9:30 PMIn context
Pan Yue / China Money Network:
Chinese online used car trading platform Guazi.com raises $400M Series B led by Sequoia China; Guazi was valued at $1B during $250M Series A in September 2016   —  Sequoia Capital China has led a US$400 million series B round in Guazi.com Inc., a Chinese online used car trading platform headed …
Jun 17, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
Sources: EU to fine Google for abusing its search market dominance in the coming weeks; fine could top the €1B EU fined Intel in 2009   —  Search giant is braced for a fine that could top €1bn with decision expected shortly  —  Read next … Google is braced for a fine of potentially …
Jun 16, 2017, 2:05 AMIn context
Alice Woodhouse / Financial Times:
Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike announces $600M round led by Tencent to fuel global expansion, plans to be in 200 cities this year, up from current 100   —  Read next … Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike has raised more than $600m in a funding round led by internet giant Tencent to fuel its global expansion.
Jun 15, 2017, 11:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter redesigns its app across mobile, desktop, and the web to include round profile icons, consistent typography, and more   —  In an effort to better cater to newcomers, Twitter once again is redesigning its app across mobile, desktop and the web.  The revamp isn't a radical departure …
Jun 15, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Slack adds feature for paid users that highlights up to 10 important messages in All Unreads section by using machine learning   —  Slack's corporate chat service is taking a page out of the Facebook and Twitter playbooks and adopting an algorithmic approach to showing messages.
Jun 14, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context

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