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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap's Evan Spiegel promoted Kristen O'Hara as Chief Business Officer, then changed his mind two days later, hiring an Amazon exec; O'Hara has departed   —  - Kristen O'Hara was picked first then offer was rescinded  — Company has had high level of executive turnover since IPO
Oct 29, 2018, 2:11 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Inside Indonesia's “war room”, a government-run hub with 70 engineers monitoring online news and social media for fake news, ahead of April 2019 elections   —  By By Tassia Sipahutar and By Karlis Salna  — President Widodo being targeted by false claims, minister says
Oct 29, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Profile of the “DNA Detective” CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogy expert whose work with data science company Parabon is helping law enforcement solve cold cases   —  On the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1987, Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg left Saanich, B.C., their hometown …
Oct 29, 2018, 5:25 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: IBM is close to a deal to acquire open-source software maker Red Hat   —  By By Ed Hammond , By Kiel Porter , and By Alex Barinka  — Red Hat has a market capitalization of $20.5 billion  — An agreement could be announced as early as Sunday
Oct 28, 2018, 2:46 PMIn context
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: at Oct. 30 event, Apple to reveal new iPad Pros with nearly edge-to-edge screens, a USB-C port, and Face ID, a successor to the MacBook Air, and more   —  - Company to unveil biggest iPad Pro overhaul since 2015 debut  — Mac sales dipped to lowest point since 2010 in third quarter
Oct 26, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Following Trump's complaint about Twitter removing many people from his account, Twitter explains how its fake account removal policies make the service better   —  - Platform has been eliminating fake and abusive accounts  — Conservatives have argued social media platformed biased
Oct 26, 2018, 11:21 AMIn context
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Source: Samsung is working with Google on developing a special version of Android OS for a foldable-screen device codenamed “Winner”   —  - Company in talks with Verizon for 5G network-ready phone  — New flagship to include fingerprint scanner under screen
Oct 26, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Chinese media giant Bytedance, owner of Toutiao and TikTok, has raised $3B from SoftBank and others, at a $75B valuation   —  - A deal will crown the Chinese startup the world's largest  — Funding from SoftBank and others will fuel global expansion
Oct 26, 2018, 10:40 AMIn context
Ruth David / Bloomberg:
Sources: Bitcoin mining startup Bitfury is weighing strategic options including an IPO in Amsterdam, London, or Hong Kong, aiming for a valuation of $3B to $5B   —  - Firm may seek value of $3 billion to $5 billion in a listing  — Bitfury is exploring IPO in Amsterdam, London or Hong Kong
Oct 25, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Melissa Cheok / Bloomberg:
Mastercard is teaming up with ride-hailing company Grab to issue prepaid cards in the first half of 2019, starting in Singapore and the Philippines   —  Mastercard Inc. is teaming with Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab to issue prepaid cards in Southeast Asia, targeting consumers …
Oct 25, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context

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