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Re/code:
Re/code drops comments on its site, noting that most discussion takes place on social media   —  A Note to Re/code Readers  —  Like all websites, Re/code is in a constant process of iteration.  So, starting today, you'll notice a few changes on our site, and we wanted to let you know about them.
Nov 20, 2014, 10:35 PMIn context
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Forrester: brands should invest more on their own websites, and Instagram or Pinterest, instead of Facebook and Twitter   —  Forrester Says Marketers Are Wasting Resources on Facebook, Twitter  —  Because of low reach and engagement on the major social networks, report suggests that brands …
Nov 20, 2014, 6:00 AMIn context
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter emphasizes company strategy during its first analysts day; shares close at $42.54, up 7.5%   —  Twitter Sharpens Its Strategy to Win Over Investors  —  Twitter executives laid out a strong case for their long-term strategy on Wednesday, taking the stage at the company's first analyst …
Nov 12, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter collaborating with advocacy group Women, Action & the Media to help report abuse and harassment   —  New Online Tool Lets Twitter Users Report Harassment  —  Twitter is collaborating with a women's advocacy group that will review and escalate reports of harassment on the social media service.
Nov 7, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context
Robert Hannigan / Financial Times:
UK's GCHQ chief says tech companies enable terrorism and child exploitation, wants them to better facilitate “lawful investigation”   —  The web is a terrorist's command-and-control network of choice  —  People do not want social media platforms to facilitate murder, writes Robert Hannigan
Nov 3, 2014, 8:55 PMIn context
Drake Baer / Business Insider:
Buffer aims to raise $3.5M at a $60M valuation, $2.5M of which will go to early employees, says they've received 4 acquisition offers   —  Why This Startup Turned Down ‘Life-Changing’ Acquisition Money To Raise A ‘Radically Transparent’ $3.5 Million Round  —  Over the past year and a half …
Oct 27, 2014, 3:35 PMIn context
David Carr / New York Times:
As Facebook considers hosting content on mobile, publishers worry about losing control   —  Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary  —  For publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park.  More often than not, it's hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.
Oct 27, 2014, 1:10 AMIn context
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Creators of ‘Room’ say Facebook copied their chatroom app, threaten legal action   —  Facebook's new ‘Rooms’ app Room Inc's ‘Room’ app  —  Following the launch of Facebook's new “Rooms” app for iPhone, the company behind a similar piece of software called “Room” …
Oct 24, 2014, 3:45 PMIn context
Guardian:
Jay Rockefeller summons Whisper execs to Capital Hill to answer questions on tracking, privacy   —  Ten privacy questions Whisper should answer for Senate committee  —  Whisper executives have been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions about how the app tracks its users
Oct 23, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Businessweek:
Mark Zuckerberg appointed to China's Tsinghua University board   —  As Facebook Eyes China, Zuckerberg Makes Ties With Chinese Business School  —  In its quest to dominate the social media industry worldwide, Facebook (FB) has long hankered after China, where the company been been banned since 2009.
Oct 22, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context

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