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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Behind Genius' shift from web annotations to becoming a video-focused media company, after laying off a quarter of its staff last month   —  Genius, which raised $56.9 million on the promise that it would one day annotate the entire internet, has been losing its minds.
Mar 15, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Pinterest acquires Q&A service Jelly, which pivoted and unpivoted over its 4-year life, and whose co-founder Biz Stone is a Pinterest angel investor   —  Jelly rolls  —  Pinterest said today that it has acquired Jelly, a bad 4-year-old search engine, for an undisclosed sum.
Mar 8, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitch debuts Pulse, a Twitter-like service where broadcasters can share videos, images, and text with their friends and followers   —  This is what disruption looks like  —  Whenever I wonder what will eventually happen to Twitter, which is something I think about literally every day …
Mar 6, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mozilla buys Pocket, its first acquisition, and says the read-it-later service will continue operating as an independent subsidiary   —  From browser extension to acquisition  —  Mozilla has acquired Pocket, a kind of DVR for the internet, for an undisclosed sum.
Feb 27, 2017, 2:08 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook just changed its mission, because the old one was broken   —  With great power comes long letters  —  Facebook used to repeat its mission statement so often that most tech reporters could recite it from memory: “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
Feb 16, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Yik Yak's lead mobile developer publishes group messaging app Hive to App Store and Google Play, possibly signalling pivot for the company   —  Yak to the drawing board  —  In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track.
Feb 13, 2017, 6:10 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Pinterest debuts Lens in beta, a search tool which identifies real-world objects and suggests related products   —  New, more visual search  —  Pinterest today introduced Lens, a new visual search tool that uses machine vision to detect objects in the real world and suggest related items on the service.
Feb 8, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
More than 2K Google employees across eight campuses, including Sundar Pichai and Sergey Brin, stopped work to protest Trump's executive order on immigration   —  Google employees in offices around the world staged a walkout on Monday afternoon in protest of President Donald Trump's executive …
Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says it's replacing the Moments tab with an Explore tab, which emphasizes trending topics and live video   —  Content advisory  —  Twitter's central Moments tab, which once terrorized obsessive-compulsive users with a blue dot that never went away, is going away.
Jan 26, 2017, 12:08 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Slack debuts new threaded messages feature on all platforms; conversations are attached to specific messages and show in the “flex pane” sidebar on desktop, web   —  Evolving beyond chat  —  Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window …
Jan 18, 2017, 1:12 PMIn context

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