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Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
PayPal files suit in Manhattan federal court against Pandora claiming its new “P” logo is “unlawfully similar” to PayPal's logo   —  PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal's popularity.
May 22, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Plastc, the all-in-one smart payment card that raised $9M+ in preorders and failed to ship any product, says it will file for bankruptcy   —  There are dozens of ways to pay for things, but apparently, the world was not ready for one more.  Plastc, the company that promised to put …
Apr 20, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Christina Warren / Gizmodo:
How LeEco's efforts to “buy its way into marketshare” in America unraveled, from its attempted Vizio acquisition to its purchase of 49 acres in Santa Clara   —  In 2016, rising Chinese tech star LeEco made an aggressive move to conquer the unfamiliar US market with cheap gadgets.
Apr 19, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Beth Elderkin / Gizmodo:
LiveJournal updates terms of service to conform with Russian law, which limits political and pro-LGBTQ talk, after relocating servers from US to Russia in Dec.   —  LiveJournal, a blog community that's hosted a lot of science fiction authors and fans (including George RR Martin) …
Apr 9, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Study finds Wikipedia bots often undo each other's edits, engage in years-long editing wars   —  Revision wars on Wikipedia amongst human editors is an all-too-common occurrence, but new research from the UK shows that similar online battles are being waged between the site's software robots.
Feb 26, 2017, 4:00 AMIn context
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey apologizes for errors migrating @POTUS followers, says the issues, which affected about 560K people, have been fixed   —  People are a bit on edge at the moment when it comes to being forced to do things by now-President Donald Trump.
Jan 21, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Hudson Hongo / Gizmodo:
President Trump reportedly trades in his Android phone, believed to be his primary tweeting device, for a Secret Service-approved device   —  While rising to our nation's highest office is an unparalleled honor, becoming President also involves many personal sacrifices.
Jan 20, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Sidney Fussell / Gizmodo:
Analysis shows limitations of self-reported diversity data from six major tech companies and how the data conceals some details vital for measuring progress   —  The tech industry doesn't just have a diversity problem.  It has a results problem.  Major tech companies pour millions of dollars …
Dec 18, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
Many Pebble customers are left without a warranty or technical support after the Fitbit acquisition   —  Pebble, one of the best-known smartwatch brands, is dead.  Rumors about the company's demise have been swirling since The Information reported a potential Fitbit buyout last week.
Dec 8, 2016, 9:55 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Some high-ranking Reddit moderators say they're losing hope in the site's future as users from the pro-Trump subreddit harass others, inflate vote counts, more   —  For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online.
Dec 1, 2016, 1:35 AMIn context

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