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Sources: Qi Lu, Microsoft's EVP of applications and services, is leaving the company due to health issues; Corporate VP Rajesh Jha to assume many of Lu's duties   —  Rajesh Jha will assume many of Lu's responsibilities  —  Longtime Microsoft executive Qi Lu is leaving the company following medical issues …
Sep 29, 2016, 2:20 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube hires Lyor Cohen as Global Head of Music; Cohen helped build Def Jam label, ran Warner Music, and founded 300 Entertainment in which Google invested $5M   —  He's going to hold on to his 300 label, which Google backed three years ago.  —  Apple Music has Jimmy and Dre.  Spotify has Troy.
Sep 28, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Online grocery service FreshDirect, popular in New York, raises $189M round led by JPMorgan Asset Management to expand in new cities   —  One of the oldest online grocers gets a huge cash infusion.  —  FreshDirect, an online grocer that has a large following in the New York metropolitan area …
Sep 26, 2016, 7:45 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Twitter is looking for a price of at least $30B in sale discussions   —  Could it fetch up to $30 billion, as some sources suggest?  —  How serious is this Twitter sales effort?  According to sources we've spoken to, it's more of a soft outreach and inbound than a formal …
Sep 23, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Yahoo expected to confirm data breach of 200M+ user credentials that was detailed in August   —  A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.  —  Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation.
Sep 22, 2016, 2:25 AMIn context
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Verizon in advanced talks to buy Jason Kilar's mobile video startup Vessel, which is working on new Snapchat-like product   —  Verizon likes video, but Vessel has been working on a non-video product, too  —  Verizon is in advanced discussions to acquire mobile video startup Vessel, according to people familiar with the talks.
Sep 21, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter will live stream Bloomberg's coverage of all three presidential debates, split revenue from ads displayed during pre-debate and post-debate coverage   —  Hillary versus Trump, live on Twitter.  —  When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in their first nationally televised presidential debate …
Sep 21, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook buys Nascent Objects, a startup with tools for rapidly prototyping hardware ideas   —  The company will join Facebook's new top-secret hardware lab, Building 8.  —  Facebook has acquired Nascent Objects, a small Bay Area startup that offers what the company calls a …
Sep 19, 2016, 2:33 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft, on the firm's self-driving vision: semi-autonomous cars on fixed routes by 2017, fully autonomous fleets by 2022   —  Expect to see semi-autonomous vehicles driving on fixed routes by 2017 in a subscription model.
Sep 18, 2016, 11:15 AMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
NFL ratings: over 2M watched Thursday's game stream on Twitter, with an average of 243K at any one time, compared to 15.4M on average on TV   —  And 48 million watched it on regular TV.  —  More than two million people watched Thursday night's football game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets for free on Twitter.
Sep 16, 2016, 6:50 PMIn context

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