Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:56:03 -0500
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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:55:08 -0500
(image) Allison Schiff / AdExchanger:
Cliqz, the German privacy-focused browser maker backed by Mozilla, buys Ghostery browser extension, which monitors and lets you block tracking scripts on sites — Ghostery has decided not to have its cake and eat it too. — On Wednesday, the company announced that it's been acquired …
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:35:19 -0500(image)
(image) Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Sources: Microsoft shuffles HoloLens' roadmap, cancelling the planned second version of the device to focus on more ambitious hardware slated to launch in 2019 — It was a little over two years ago that Microsoft first showed the world HoloLens and the company immediately grabbed headlines around …
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:42:11 -0500
(image) Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Uber CEO says he was unaware of former employee allegations; board member Arianna Huffington to work with Uber's new HR chief on “independent” investigation — Another tale of sexism and unacceptable workplace behavior in Silicon Valley company has emerged.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:55:19 -0500(image)
(image) Katie Benner / New York Times:
Snap explains how it's unique in these five clips from its 35-minute IPO roadshow video — SAN FRANCISCO — Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral-message application Snapchat, on Friday revealed its own story: the video presentation it will use to pitch investors as it prepares to go public in a few weeks.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:35:07 -0500
(image) Susan J. Fowler:
Former Uber engineer says Uber HR repeatedly dismissed claims of sexual harassment by “high performing” manager — As most of you know, I left Uber in December and joined Stripe in January. I've gotten a lot of questions over the past couple of months about why I left and what my time at Uber was like.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:40:10 -0500(image)
(image) Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed introduces curated “Outside Your Bubble” feature to help readers see what people outside their social media networks are saying about the news — Publisher will expose audience to opinions from across the web — News outlets seek out other viewpoints after surprise election
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:10:17 -0500(image)
(image) Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sriram Krishnan, who led Snap's ad tech offerings, is leaving the company after one year — Sriram Krishnan, who joined a year ago from Facebook, was a key leader on Snap's ad tech team. — Sriram Krishnan, one of Snap's top ad executives, has left the company less than a month before Snap's expected IPO.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:30:08 -0500(image)
(image) Shoshanna Solomon / The Times of Israel:
Report: Apple buys Israeli facial recognition startup RealFace — US giant acquires Tel Aviv-based Israeli cybertechnology startup for a couple of million dollars, Calcalist says — Apple Inc. has acquired Israel's Realface, a cybertechnology startup whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:30:04 -0500(image)
(image) Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:
Microsoft Office for Mac gets Touch Bar support — Owners of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar will be pleased to hear that Microsoft Office now works with the LCD strip Apple introduced with its latest laptop. Support for Touch Bar was announced alongside the new MacBook Pro at an Apple event last October …
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:25:05 -0500(image)
(image) Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Mark Zuckerberg's lip service to journalism is not enough to sustain media amid Facebook's ad revenue siphoning and hands-off view of editorial responsibility — It's not that Mark Zuckerberg set out to dismantle the news business when he founded Facebook 13 years ago.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:20:10 -0500(image)
(image) Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Nebraska state senator warns that Apple is opposing the state's proposed “right to repair” bill; similar bills are making their way through 7 other states — Apple is inventing new and interesting arguments to prevent you from fixing your iPhone: It's lobbying Nebraska lawmakers to kill …
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:15:04 -0500(image)
(image) Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
How competition from T-Mobile forced bigger carriers to offer “unlimited” data plans again, and how those plans compare — It's been a weird week in the world of major cell providers. After years of moving away from offering unlimited plans after the rise of data-hungry smartphones …
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:10:09 -0500(image)
(image) Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Q&A with Bill Gates on his work as an adviser to Microsoft, the evolution of the company, and his focus on natural language processing and virtual assistants — It has been nearly a decade since Bill Gates left his day-to-day role at Microsoft, but he still has a connection to the company …
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:05:04 -0500(image)
(image) Josh Freedman / Quartz:
How residents producing and selling goods sold on Alibaba's eBay-like marketplace Taobao is helping to eliminate poverty in over 1,000 Chinese villages — Daiji township, a dusty collection of villages in China's central heartland plains, is an unlikely candidate to be one of the country's leading e-commerce hubs.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:00:21 -0500(image)
(image) Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Q&A with Sonos' CEO on his plans to integrate assistants from firms like Amazon and Google — A conversation with Patrick Spence — It's a weird time for Sonos — and not because it recently got a new CEO. That transition seems to have happened without much drama …