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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber hires Joe Sullivan to be its first chief security officer, luring him away from Facebook   —  Uber Hires a Security Chief From Facebook  —  Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's brightest technical minds.  And from Apple to Google, every big company covets the talent of its competitors.
Apr 2, 2015, 1:30 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Lyft adds optional user profiles for drivers and passengers to its app   —  Lyft Adds Profiles to Make Ride Sharing More Personalized  —  In 1971, Herb Kelleher, a founder of Southwest Airlines, had an idea: As competition in the burgeoning airline industry intensified, he wanted to make his small …
Mar 26, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Square, now shifting its focus to small businesses, plans to introduce instant deposits and disputed purchase protection on Monday   —  The Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach Into Small Businesses  —  What is Square?  —  The six-year-old payments start-up began by offering small …
Mar 8, 2015, 11:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Nextdoor raises $110M, at a valuation of $1.1B; begins planning how to extract data to monetize with recommendations, on-demand services   —  Nextdoor Social Network Digs Really Deep Into Neighborhoods  —  Internet companies have been trying desperately for years to court people like Isaac Gonzales to use their services.
Mar 3, 2015, 9:35 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit now prohibits posting nude photos or videos of sex acts without prior consent from the people depicted in them   —  In Privacy Update, Reddit Tightens Restrictions on Nude Photos  —  For nearly a decade, Reddit, the huge online message board, has been known for its freewheeling stance on letting its users govern themselves.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber expands Series E round by $1B, bringing the total capacity for round up to $2.8B   —  Facing Demand, Uber Expands Funding Round by $1 Billion  —  Uber, the ride-hailing service, likes to trumpet its popularity with consumers.  Their fervor is surpassed, perhaps, only by investors'.
Feb 18, 2015, 1:55 PMIn context
New York Times:
Lyft in talks to raise about $250M valuing the company at $2B   —  Ride-Hailing Service Lyft Is Said to Be in Talks to Raise $250 Million  —  By Michael J. de la Merced and Mike Isaac  —  Lyft, the buzzy young ride-hailing service, is currently in talks to raise about $250 million in new financing …
Feb 12, 2015, 9:20 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Pinterest and Apple launch App Pins to let you discover and download apps without leaving Pinterest; Apple launches curated App Store board   —  Aiming to Ease App Discovery, Apple Pairs With Pinterest  —  There are more than 1.4 million mobile applications in Apple's App Store.
Feb 12, 2015, 12:35 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Apple Pay now supports credit cards representing about 90% of purchase volume in US   —  Dozens More Companies Sign Up for Apple Pay  —  The list of companies working with Apple Pay continues to grow.  —  On Tuesday, Apple announced that in recent weeks the company had signed up dozens more banks …
Dec 16, 2014, 7:30 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Chicago regulators approve plan to create Uber-like taxi hailing app; similar plan in New York is pending vote   —  Chicago and New York Officials Look to Build Uber-Like Apps for Taxis  —  If you can't beat them, join them.  —  Regulators in Chicago have approved a plan to create …
Dec 12, 2014, 5:05 PMIn context

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