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Quartz:
Sources: Facebook letting go of entire Trending Topics editorial staff, consisting of 15-18 workers contracted through a third party   —  Facebook will no longer employ humans to write descriptions for items in its Trending section, which attracted controversy over allegations of political bias in May.
Aug 26, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, passes the expense to customers in fees that often don't match the “estimate”   —  In late June, Shawn Cook had a cold and needed some cough medicine.  The mobile game developer turned to on-demand delivery startup Postmates …
Aug 15, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Startups can't explain what they do because they're addicted to meaningless jargon   —  Internet startup culture has evolved and matured over the past five years, and there's no better example of this than the RISE conference happening this week in Hong Kong.
Jun 6, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Facebook announces Deep Text, an AI engine to understand meaning and sentiment behind posts, so the platform's content can be categorized, searched effectively   —  Today, Facebook announced Deep Text, an AI engine it's building to understand the meaning and sentiment behind all of the text posted by users to Facebook.
Jun 1, 2016, 4:16 PMIn context
Itika Sharma Punit / Quartz:
Sequoia-backed, India-based PepperTap to end grocery delivery operations, citing hasty expansion and unfeasible discounting, to pivot into logistics business   —  PepperTap's collapse shows everything that is wrong with India's young internet companies  —  India's third-largest grocery delivery service is no more.
Apr 25, 2016, 9:40 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Twitter's new managing director for China worked in state security role, alarms Chinese Twitter users with plea to “work together” with state media   —  Twitter's new China head was a Communist Party engineer who worked on military security  —  Twitter's deeper foray into China …
Apr 18, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
ESPN to live stream three-day drone racing event on ESPN3, and air one-hour roundup specials for TV, as skeptics question the nascent sport's mainstream appeal   —  Drone racing just became a mainstream sport, thanks to ESPN  —  There's a hotel in Williamsburg—the expensive part of Brooklyn …
Apr 14, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
A dozen WiFi-connected trucks from Volvo and Daimler completed an autonomous trip across Europe, driving in a tight “platoon” to improve fuel efficiency, safety   —  A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe  —  About a dozen trucks from major manufacturers like Volvo …
Apr 7, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Zero tech companies went public in the US in Q1 2016, which hasn't happened since Q1 2009 during the recession   —  Zero tech companies went public in the US in Q1 2016, which hasn't happened since Q1 2009  —  The US market for tech IPOs has totally frozen over.
Apr 3, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Itika Sharma Punit / Quartz:
Uber sues India competitor Ola, alleges it booked over 400K fake rides from 90K spam accounts, seeks $7.4M in damages   —  Uber sues Ola for allegedly using the same dirty tricks Uber was accused of using on Lyft and Gett  —  The race in the Indian taxi app business may have entered a second—and more intense—lap.
Mar 23, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context

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