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Justin Sayles / The Ringer:
Online porn has shifted dramatically during the pandemic, with performers big and small flocking to more intimate services like OnlyFans, ManyVids, and Snapchat   —  The coronavirus has shuttered the adult entertainment industry, so enterprising performers are turning to platforms like OnlyFans …
May 27, 2020, 3:05 PMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, navigating the current surge in demand, and sticking with Electron for Slack's desktop app   —  It's hard to remember what remote work was like before Slack.  The company was founded in 2009, exploded in popularity in 2014 …
May 27, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Jael Goldfine / PAPER:
Facebook has had a recent influx of millennial and Gen Z users, some of whom say certain Facebook groups offer unemployment support, job search help, and more   —  Facebook is for old people.  Everybody knows that!  Usage plummeted in 2019, most sharply among Gen-Z and millennials.
May 22, 2020, 11:45 PMIn context
M.G. Siegler / 500ish:
Spotify may use the scale of Joe Rogan's podcast as leverage against music labels, to launch a podcasting ad network, and to start its video streaming service   —  The Joe Rogan/Spotify deal is about leverage and ambition  —  Joe Rogan has just signed a deal to take his talents to Spotify.
May 20, 2020, 8:30 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Facebook details the AI behind its shopping experiences, accounting for consumer traits like body type, skin tone, location, socioeconomic class, age, and poses   —  Facebook today announced improvements to the shopping experiences across its platform, including Facebook Shops …
May 19, 2020, 3:55 PMIn context
Ranjan Roy / Margins:
DoorDash is listing restaurants on its service without their permission, leading to inaccurate menus, unhappy customers, and even arbitrage opportunities   —  There is such a thing as a free lunch  —  If capitalism is driven by a search for profit, the food delivery business confuses the hell out of me.
May 18, 2020, 6:30 AMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Josh Constine says he's leaving TechCrunch after 8.5 years to join VC fund SignalFire as their head of content and a principal investor   —  How do you leave the place that made you?  You figure out what it made you for.  TechCrunch made me a part of the startup ecosystem I love.
Apr 27, 2020, 2:58 PMIn context
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Etsy says it is seeing Cyber Monday like demand in April for fabric-based face masks, as its stock price rises to all-time highs from a record low in March   —  Price climbs from record low to new high as 50,000 sellers turn to making coronavirus protection  —  At the end of March, Etsy …
Apr 25, 2020, 2:15 PMIn context
Mara Hvistendahl / Wired:
As Amazon and eBay crack down on listings for masks and PPE, suppliers, brokers, and even scammers are reaching out to prospective buyers via LinkedIn   —  With face masks and other protective gear in short supply, speculators and popup brokers are finding customers on LinkedIn.
Apr 19, 2020, 6:10 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
In an internal email, Sundar Pichai tells Alphabet employees that the company will slow the pace of hiring for the rest of 2020 as it re-evaluates investments   —  - Company is ‘recalibrating’ spending on data centers, servers  — Covid-19 crisis is affecting richest Silicon Valley businesses
Apr 15, 2020, 6:50 PMIn context

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