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BuzzFeed:
NSA's director of SIGINT leaves position after reports of a potential conflict of interest   —  Exclusive: Shakeup At NSA After BuzzFeed News Reports On Potential Conflict Of Interest  —  Top National Security Agency official Teresa Shea is leaving her position after BuzzFeed News reported on her and her husband's financial interests.
Oct 24, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Gimbal's beacons installed on public property in Chicago and LA without public oversight   —  Hidden “Beacons” Were Also Installed In L.A. And Chicago  —  A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the quiet spread of Gimbal Inc.'s phone-tracking technology in some of America's largest cities.
Oct 23, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With “Hot Chick” Drivers   —  “Who said women don't know how to drive?” the Uber blog post asks.  The post was deleted after an inquiry from BuzzFeed News.  —  Yesterday, Uber's Lyon office unveiled a new promotion with an app called “Avions de Chasse.”
Oct 21, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Snapchat's first ad is movie trailer for Universal Pictures' Ouija, appears like other Stories   —  This Is What Snapchat's First Ad Looks Like  —  It's a trailer for the movie Ouija.  —  Snapchat made good on its plans to roll out its first ads this weekend, with one ad spotted …
Oct 18, 2014, 8:00 PMIn context
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Rebukes DEA For Impersonating Woman Online   —  After BuzzFeed News revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration had created a phony Facebook page using a real woman's name — without her knowledge — the company has told the agency it committed a “serious breach” of Facebook's terms of service.
Oct 18, 2014, 7:20 PMIn context
Jim Dalrymple II / BuzzFeed:
Kmart says hackers have obtained credit and debit card numbers of “potentially” all customers since September   —  Kmart Says Credit Card System Breached In Malware Attack  —  The attack began in September and involved the use of malware.  A separate hack reportedly targeted Dairy Queen.
Oct 11, 2014, 5:05 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Snapchat Founder Says The App's First Ads Are Coming “Soon”   —  Evan Spiegel made the announcement during a talk at the Vanity Fair New Establishment summit.  —  BuzzFeed / Matthew Lynley  —  Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel said the first ads for the ephemeral photo apps were coming “soon.”
Oct 8, 2014, 9:15 PMIn context
Chris Hamby / BuzzFeed:
DOJ in court filing asserts a DEA agent had the right to impersonate a woman on Facebook without her consent   —  Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman's Name  —  The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right …
Oct 7, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Behind the Dropbox team working to deeply integrate the company's services in phones like the Galaxy Note 4 and Xperia Z3   —  Meet The Team Putting Dropbox On Your Phone  —  Dropbox's strategic partnerships team, filled with a batch of former Googlers and other policy experts, is tasked with embedding Dropbox into new mobile devices.
Oct 5, 2014, 11:10 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Discounted UberX Fares Are Now Permanent In NYC   —  In spite of ongoing protests against what was introduced as a temporary summer fare cut, Uber announced the less-than-taxi UberX fares are here to stay.  —  Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters  —  This morning Uber announced that its 20% discount …
Sep 26, 2014, 12:15 PMIn context

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.
AdExchanger:
Adelphic And Affiperf: No Cookie Targeting?  No Problem  —  Brand marketers might not be diving into mobile video advertising, yet, but they're certainly wading in.  That caution is well-founded since measurement …