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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Pinterest updates its browser extension to let users search for products using any image, without having to visit Pinterest's homepage   —  See something you like?  This new browser extension can help you find it.  —  If you find an item you like online — an article of clothing or a piece of furniture …
Mar 7, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap's stock closed at $23.77, down over 12% in its third full day of trading and below its first-day opening price of $24   —  Welcome to the public markets, Snapchat.  —  Welcome to the public markets, Snapchat.  —  Stock for Snap, the company behind Snapchat, fell more than 12 percent Monday, just its third full day of trading.
Mar 6, 2017, 4:16 PMIn context
Recode:
Interview with Lightspeed's Jeremy Liew on his early career at Citysearch, post-merger AOL, becoming a VC, investment in Snap, and next big tech opportunities   —  Innovation can happen anywhere, says Liew, which is why he looks beyond Silicon Valley for investments.
Mar 5, 2017, 5:50 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
As Facebook begins adding “disputed” labels, a look at how Facebook took a full week to label one made-up story from a fake news site as “disputed”   —  Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories.  —  That bogus story about Donald Trump your uncle posted on Facebook?
Mar 4, 2017, 9:10 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber VP of product and growth Ed Baker has resigned after 3+ years; an anonymous email to Arianna Huffington and reporters included complaint about his conduct   —  His departure is tinged by allegations made about him to those investigating the ride-hailing company's loose culture.
Mar 3, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Amazon is testing Alexa-powered devices that can make phone calls and act as intercoms, may launch new devices this year   —  Alexa is popular, but daily usage is key.  —  Amazon plans to unveil one or more new Alexa-powered devices this year that will allow people to initiate phone calls by voice …
Mar 3, 2017, 11:53 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke's note to employees: Snap investment “builds on our strategy to drive digital growth for our business”   —  Here's a note from CEO Steve Burke.  —  Comcast's NBCUniversal invested $500 million in Snap when it went public this week.
Mar 3, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
April Glaser / Recode:
Virginia becomes first state to legalize autonomous delivery robots on sidewalks, starting July 1; bots must not exceed 10 mph or weigh over 50 pounds   —  Idaho and Florida may be next.  —  Virginia has made robotics history.  The commonwealth is the first state to pass legislation allowing delivery robots …
Mar 2, 2017, 8:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo's head lawyer Ron Bell was fired over 2014 breach; CEO Marissa Mayer lost cash bonuses from 2016 and stock awards in 2017   —  The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs — at the top.  —  Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has gotten her pay docked …
Mar 1, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Dan Frommer / Recode:
Twitter ramps up proactive measures against abusive accounts and now lets users mute specific words from their timelines and mute accounts without profile pics   —  Most importantly, Twitter is speeding up its pace of taking action against harassment.  —  Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features today:
Mar 1, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context

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