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New York Times:
WhatsApp to share phone numbers and analytics data of users with Facebook, two years after it said it had no plans to collect data   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, one of WhatsApp's founders, declared that the deal would not affect …
Aug 25, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
On Facebook, activist-run pages rival the reach of established, traditional media brands like MSNBC and NYT, but aren't beholden to any journalistic standard   —  How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds.  —  Open your Facebook feed.  What do you see?
Aug 24, 2016, 2:20 PMIn context
Ben Ratliff / New York Times:
Bandcamp, the online music site known for its equitable treatment of artists, is one of the greatest underground-culture bazaars of our time   —  A lesser-known artist you love makes a new recording — say, the hip-hop group Clipping or the Chicago punk band Mace or the electronic composer Kaitlin Aurelia Smith.
Aug 22, 2016, 9:20 AMIn context
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
How San Francisco's tech business is spilling over into other metro areas across the US, based on job growth   —  PHOENIX — Three years ago, Kate Rogers was caught in the Bay Area struggle.  She paid the astronomical rents.  She did the crushing commute.  She lived the frustration …
Aug 22, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Lyft held talks or made approaches to sell to Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, and Didi Chuxing in addition to GM   —  Ride-hailing companies increasingly face a brutal set of competitive conditions.  Lyft, the second-biggest ride-hailing company in the United States behind Uber …
Aug 19, 2016, 4:32 PMIn context
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
The New York Times will retire its NYT Now app starting the week of August 29; at its peak in May 2015, the app had 334K total unique users   —  In early 2014, The New York Times introduced an app called NYT Now that would provide a curated list of stories — for a lower price …
Aug 18, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Twitter says it has suspended 235K accounts since February for promoting terrorism, bringing total to 360K since mid-2015   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts that promoted terrorism over the last six months, as part of a continuing effort to keep people from using …
Aug 18, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Twitter in talks with Apple to bring its app to Apple TV, hoping to fully capitalize on its live-streaming deals with NFL, MLB, NBA, Wimbledon, others   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last March, Twitter and Facebook, along with other tech companies, faced off over which of them would get the rights …
Aug 14, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
With China's Great Firewall and the unique internet ecosystem it created, Chinese tech companies struggle to succeed at home and abroad simultaneously   —  HONG KONG — For teenagers who like to sing along with Ariana Grande and Flo Rida, Musical.ly is a must-have.
Aug 14, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
World Economic Forum report envisions blockchains as the “beating heart” of global finance, estimates 80% of banks will start using the technology in 2017   —  A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin …
Aug 13, 2016, 11:20 PMIn context

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