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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
G2 Crowd, which crowdsources enterprise software reviews, raises $30M Series B led by Accel with LinkedIn among those participating   —  In the age of social media, you're only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software.
May 24, 2017, 11:00 PMIn context
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
A Q&A on the process and legality of ICOs, and what they might mean for VCs   —  Over the last month, it's been hard to miss talk in the media and on social channels about initial coin offerings, or ICOs.  What are they?  Where did they suddenly come from?  Who's investing in them?
May 24, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU states approve plan making social media firms tackle hate speech and debuting 30% quota of European media on video streaming platforms, pending parliament OK   —  European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter …
May 23, 2017, 11:50 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How Facebook conducted research, commissioned by an advertiser, on minors' emotional states, which was then shared in a presentation to potential advertisers   —  Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it's hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage.
May 21, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
100+ internal training manuals and other docs show guidelines for Facebook content moderators on topics like violence, hate speech, terrorism, porn, self-harm   —  Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant's ethics
May 21, 2017, 1:37 PMIn context
David Priest / CNET:
Esports company ESL says it will bring 5.5K+ hours of live streaming to Facebook, 1.5K of which will be exclusive, starting June   —  Facebook and ESL are bringing over 5500 hours of streaming content to the social media platform.  —  ESL, the largest esports company in the world …
May 19, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Andrew Roth / Washington Post:
New Ukrainian sanctions target Russian social-media sites, including VKontakte, the nation's most popular social network   —  MOSCOW — Ukraine on Tuesday put in place new sanctions seeking to block Russian media and online networks from operating in the country, including VKontakte, the nation's most popular social network.
May 17, 2017, 5:05 AMIn context
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tencent invests $90M in Pocket Gems at about $500M valuation, increasing the firm's stake in the US game studio from ~20% to ~38%   —  The social-media giant's investment valued Pocket Gems at about $500 million, and brings Tencent's stake to about 38% in the maker of hit mobile games “Episode” and “War Dragons.”
May 15, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Shadia Nasralla / Reuters:
Austrian court rules Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech across the platform and not just in Austria, strengthening an earlier ruling   —  Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, an Austrian court has ruled, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force …
May 8, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Lauren Hirsch / Reuters:
Social music firm Smule raises $54M led by Tencent, source says at a $604M valuation, to expand in Asia   —  Social media music company Smule has raised $54 million in a financing round led by Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, which it will use to fuel international growth, the company said on Monday.
May 8, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context

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