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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is temporarily limiting reach of tweets from “potentially abusive accounts” to people who already follow them on case-by-case basis   —  Twitter time out.  —  Twitter is temporarily decreasing the reach of tweets from users it believes are engaging in abusive behavior via …
Feb 16, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Memo: Zenefits is laying off 430 employees, or about 45% of its staff, including 250 from its San Francisco office, as it expands workforces in Canada and India   —  Zenefits will lay off 45% of its employees in an effort to slash costs, according to an internal memo this morning that was obtained …
Feb 9, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Hundreds of investors, startups, and VC firms say Trump's travel ban will harm the US startup community and country's ability to compete globally   —  More than 200 tech industry leaders signed a letter to be sent to President Donald Trump on Tuesday opposing the administration's refugee …
Feb 7, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
iPad PoS startup Revel Systems hires Scott Betts as CEO after New York private equity firm buys majority stake; sources say co-founders have been dismissed   —  Silicon Valley's quest to reinvent the cash register has hit some turbulence, with a shakeup at a major startup that follows weeks …
Feb 6, 2017, 8:05 PMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Inside Austin-based startup Ketra, which builds $100 smart LED lightbulbs to fill trendy tech offices with fine-tuned “natural light”   —  Two years ago, as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan's West Side, the ad firm R/GA surveyed its 1,000-odd employees to ask …
Feb 5, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Indian IT-outsourcing giants lose billions in market value following reports of proposal by Rep. Zoe Lofgren that would double salaries required for H-1B visas   —  A proposal to double the salary needed to qualify for skilled worker visas caused Indian outsourcing giants to lose billions in market value on Tuesday.
Jan 31, 2017, 5:50 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Amazon and Expedia join Washington State's lawsuit against Trump's travel ban, file sworn statements in court; Microsoft is working with the State AG office   —  The attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit Monday challenging President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order …
Jan 31, 2017, 1:15 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
A roundup of how technology companies and executives are reacting to President Trump's executive orders on immigration   —  “People across the company are freaking out.”  —  On Friday, President Trump signed an executive ordered temporarily halting the US refugee program for 120 days.
Jan 28, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Trump names Maureen Ohlhausen acting FTC chair; sources say Thiel leads search for permanent FTC chair with Joshua Wright and Sean Reyes as main contenders   —  The billionaire Facebook board member is on the hunt for candidates to chair the Federal Trade Commission and lead antitrust enforcement at the Justice Department, sources say.
Jan 26, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Lobbying spend 2016: AT&T $16.4M, Google $15.4M, Facebook $8.7M, Apple $4.7M, Amazon $2.6M, Microsoft $2.4M, Oracle $2M, HP $1.8M, Uber $1.4M, and Lyft $250K   —  With Martian ambitions but earthly pragmatism, SpaceX spent nearly $2 million on lobbying in 2016, a new high for the gravity-defying upstart.
Jan 25, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context

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