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Robert McMillan / Wired:
Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web   —  Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations.  —  This was early 2013.  The script would periodically scan the popular online reservation service, OpenTable …
Dec 19, 2014, 7:05 AMIn context
Nicholas Carlson / New York Times:
Book adaptation: How Marissa Mayer fought to turn around Yahoo and lost her way   —  What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs  —  Credit: Illustration by Matt Dorfman.  Photographs by Getty Images.  —  Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga. …
Dec 18, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Evan Williams: Medium's key advertising sales metric is not page views, but time spent on page   —  Evan Williams: On billionaire-backed journalism, Shanley Kane, and the problem with vanity ad metrics  —  Many people use the newish blogging site Medium each day, but almost as many of them are confused …
Dec 16, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Apple, Amazon, other tech giants, trade groups, and academics support Microsoft in its case against US Government on overseas search warrants   —  Business, Media and Civil Society Speak Up in Key Privacy Case  —  Today represents an important milestone in our litigation concerning …
Dec 15, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Donna Tam / CNET:
This holiday season, more individuals are reselling toys in high demand on Amazon   —  That $119 ‘Frozen’ playset sells for $250 on Amazon.  Let it go?  —  The art of retail artbridge — buying products from brick-and mortar stores and selling them online for a higher price — is alive and well.
Dec 15, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Korean E-commerce Leader Coupang Raises $300M Led By BlackRock   —  Seoul-based Coupang, an online retailer, announced today that it has raised an impressive $300 million in new funding led by BlackRock Private Equity Partners, with participation from Wellington Management Company, LLP …
Dec 11, 2014, 1:35 AMIn context
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
eBay considering plan to cut up to 3k employees, or 10% of its total workforce, in its core marketplace division early next year   —  REPORT: eBay Will Cut Thousands Of Jobs Early Next Year  —  eBay might eliminate thousands of jobs early next year as it gets ready to spin off PayPal …
Dec 10, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
eBay CEO Likely to Leave Board and Join PayPal's When Companies Split   —  EBay CEO John Donahoe will likely depart eBay's board of directors when the company spins off payment subsidiary PayPal next year, according to two people who have discussed the topic with him.
Dec 10, 2014, 5:05 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon now lets shoppers ‘Make an Offer’ to negotiate lower prices with merchants   —  Taking a leaf out of eBay's book, Amazon has announced a new “Make an Offer” feature that lets consumers negotiate prices with merchants.  —  Similar to eBay's “Best Offer” feature, Amazon will also now let shoppers …
Dec 9, 2014, 10:15 AMIn context
David Gelles / New York Times:
Change.org raises $25M from star investors including Gates, Branson, Hoffman, Omidyar, others   —  Tech Figures Join to Fund Change.org Petition Site  —  In a twist on how Silicon Valley companies are financed, several technology luminaries have banded together to effectively do the work of a traditional venture capital firm.
Dec 9, 2014, 9:50 AMIn context

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