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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Travis Kalanick files reply to fraud lawsuit, says Benchmark ambushed him in a public and personal attack, and that the case should be privately arbitrated   —  The former Uber CEO filed court documents late Thursday that say the investors behind the lawsuit ambushed him, and that the case should be privately arbitrated.
Aug 18, 2017, 12:45 AMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Tim Cook says Apple will make two separate $1M donations, to Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League, in an email to staff about Charlottesville   —  On Wednesday evening Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to all global employees condemning racism and bigotry as well as President Trump's response …
Aug 16, 2017, 11:35 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Apple Pay and PayPal disable support for several sites that promote or sell items glorifying white supremacy   —  A screenshot of some the product offerings from vinlandclothing.com, which was banned from using Apple Pay and PayPal for selling Nazi apparel.  —  Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed News / Via vinlandclothing.com
Aug 16, 2017, 8:40 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
“This Is Just Like GamerGate”: How The Pro-Trump Media Turned James Damore Into A Hero Overnight   —  A week ago, James Damore was anonymous.  Now, the Google engineer who lost his job after he wrote a viral anti-diversity screed has become an icon of the alt-right, with more than 40,000 Twitter followers …
Aug 11, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
Airbnb starts deactivating accounts of some people booking rentals to attend “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA, citing community rules   —  The rally is set to take place in a Virginia park where earlier this year white supremacists gathered with torches to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.
Aug 9, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Study of 450+ websites, associated Facebook pages, and their owners reveals inner workings of partisan pages: FB is kingmaker, right-wing's more prolific, more   —  How ideologues, opportunists, growth hackers, and internet marketers built a massive new universe of partisan news on the web and on Facebook.
Aug 8, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook-Google duopoly in online advertising has survived multiple challenges, such as Snap's rise, increasing worry among publishers and some advertisers   —  For well over a year now, the digital advertising and publishing industries have grappled with the growing power of Google and Facebook …
Aug 2, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
PayPal, GoFundMe, and Patreon have suspended the accounts of high-profile members of the alt-right, causing a backlash and accusations of political bias   —  Prominent members of the so-called alt-right and other right-wing movements often rely on crowdfunding platforms and online payment processors …
Aug 2, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Current and former SoundCloud employees describe the factors leading to its decline, including its attempt to compete head-on with music streaming giants   —  SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry.
Jul 29, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Is Testing A $99-Per-Month Advertising Subscription Service   —  Twitter is testing an advertising subscription service that automatically promotes advertisers' tweets and profiles for $99 per month.  —  The service, if successful, could provide Twitter with a source of recurring revenue it can count on each month.
Jul 28, 2017, 12:05 PMIn context

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