Facebook settles Beacon case: No more Beacon, but there's a $9.5M “privacy fund”
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Conan O'Brien sells his hit podcast, Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend, and Team Coco media company to SiriusXM, sources say for ~$150M
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Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, and Kyle Mooney depart Saturday Night Live after its 47th season finale; McKinnon was in a female-record 211 episodes
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A profile of NYT Pitchbot, a Twitter account run by a 52-year-old math professor mocking NYT's lazy constructions, half-baked takes, and obsession with diners
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