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Gizmodo:
Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more   —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
May 3, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify buys photo aggregator CrowdAlbum to build more marketing tools for artists   —  Spotify has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to artists who use Spotify's streaming platform to grow their listeners and overall business.  It has bought CrowdAlbum …
Apr 27, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
George Slefo / Ad Age:
IAB: digital ad revenue rose to $59.6B in 2015, up 20% from previous year, driven by mobile ad spend, up 66% to $20.7B, and social media revenue, hitting $10.9B   —  Digital Ad Spending Surges to Record High as Mobile and Social Grow More Than 50%  —  Mobile Marketers Hiked Outlays 66%
Apr 21, 2016, 8:35 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Twitter's new managing director for China worked in state security role, alarms Chinese Twitter users with plea to “work together” with state media   —  Twitter's new China head was a Communist Party engineer who worked on military security  —  Twitter's deeper foray into China …
Apr 18, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Lee Fang / The Intercept:
Document shows CIA's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel is investing heavily in social media mining and surveillance   —  The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos  —  SOFT ROBOTS THAT can grasp delicate objects, computer algorithms designed to spot an “insider threat …
Apr 15, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter struggles to delete ISIS accounts, removing 26K suspected accounts in March while ISIS supporters created 21K   —  Twitter and Islamic State Deadlock on Social Media Battlefield  —  The terror group's online footprint has shrunk in crackdown aided by global hackers …
Apr 13, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
Twitter to give all new parents 20 weeks of paid leave, joining Etsy, Facebook, others in offering a gender-neutral parental leave program   —  Exclusive: Twitter to Give All New Parents 20 Weeks of Paid Leave  —  May 1 will be a happy day for Twitter employees—at least those expecting a baby.
Apr 5, 2016, 7:00 PMIn context
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter paid less than $10M for the 10 NFL games, while rival bids were higher than $15M; users can watch for free without signing-in   —  Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal  —  Surprise finish to the fight for NFL streaming rights: They're going to Twitter.
Apr 5, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Colombian hacker claims to have rigged elections throughout Latin America by manipulating social media, spying on other campaigns, stealing information   —  How to Hack an Election  —  Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade.
Apr 3, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg Business:
Source: Facebook backs off bid to stream NFL Thursday games, balks at traditional ad model preventing commercial-free streams; Yahoo, Amazon still contenders   —  Facebook Said to Back Off Bid to Stream NFL Thursday Night Games  —  Social media company turned off by commercials, London games
Apr 2, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context

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