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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hires David Plouffe, ex-Obama adviser and Uber board member, as president of policy and advocacy, as firm seeks political influence   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have vowed to put their enormous wealth toward philanthropic causes.
Jan 10, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Twitter's CTO Adam Messinger to leave company after five years; source says he does not plan to immediately head to a competing social network   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter's streak of executive turnover is continuing.  —  Adam Messinger, Twitter's chief technology officer, said on Tuesday that he was leaving the company.
Dec 20, 2016, 5:03 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
To fight fake news, Facebook tests easier hoax reporting, uses third-party fact checkers to flag stories, punishes stories shared less after being read, more   —  For weeks, Facebook has faced questions about its role in spreading fake news.  The intense scrutiny has caused internal divisions …
Dec 15, 2016, 1:07 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber acquires AI startup Geometric Intelligence, appoints co-founders Gary Marcus and Zoubin Ghahramani as co-directors of its new research arm, A.I. Labs   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber envisions a future in which a fleet of vehicles can make the most complex maneuvers while carting passengers around without the help of a driver.
Dec 5, 2016, 8:30 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
CNN acquires social-video startup Beme, co-founded by YouTube star Casey Neistat; app to be shut down, team to form a new media startup as an extension of CNN   —  With millions of people regularly tuning in to his YouTube video blogs every morning, Casey Neistat has a millennial fan base coveted by both marketers and media companies.
Nov 28, 2016, 9:10 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has quietly built a tool to enable monitoring and suppression of posts based on location, to get back into China; Zuckerberg defended effort   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China's leaders, including President Xi Jinping.
Nov 22, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: several Facebook execs voiced concerns about company's role in influencing elections; in all-hands meeting, Zuckerberg maintained the impact was small   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election …
Nov 12, 2016, 2:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Twitter COO Adam Bain is leaving the company; CFO Anthony Noto to become COO as company searches for new CFO   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For many months, Twitter has been trying to reshape itself as a growing social media service.  That attempt now includes reshaping the company's top ranks.
Nov 9, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
New York Times:
WhatsApp to share phone numbers and analytics data of users with Facebook, two years after it said it had no plans to collect data   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, one of WhatsApp's founders, declared that the deal would not affect …
Aug 25, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Lyft held talks or made approaches to sell to Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, and Didi Chuxing in addition to GM   —  Ride-hailing companies increasingly face a brutal set of competitive conditions.  Lyft, the second-biggest ride-hailing company in the United States behind Uber …
Aug 19, 2016, 4:32 PMIn context

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