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Fast Company:
An in-depth look at how Twitter is scrambling to combat abuse on its platform, after initially being blinded to safety concerns by its zeal for free speech   —  For years, the company's zeal for free speech blinded it to safety concerns.  Now it's scrambling to make up for lost time.
Apr 4, 2018, 5:15 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
On-demand shipping/delivery startup Shyp, which raised a total of ~$63M, is ending operations and laying off all its employees   —  The company that hoped to revolutionize shipping is ending operations today-a poster child for a whole era of venture-funded ideas that has come and gone.
Mar 27, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Inside Amazon's third annual MARS conference, an invite-only event that brings together experts in AI, home automation, and robotics   —  Amazon's “summer camp for geeks” brought together some of the world's leaders in AI, home automation, robotics, and space exploration.  And, naturally, a robotic dog.
Mar 24, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Slack updates privacy policy to comply with GDPR, says customers with certain premium services can download all data, including DMs, without informing members   —  Slack just updated its privacy policy and tools, and one of the changes may give some users pause.
Mar 22, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
Boxed CFO Naeem Ishaq leaving the company after weeks of rumors that the company might be acquired and after the company rejected a $400M offer from Kroger   —  Boxed recently rejected a $400 million bid from grocery giant Kroger.  —  It has been reported for weeks that wholesale grocer Boxed is exploring an acquisition.
Mar 14, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
Marcus Baram / Fast Company:
Activists documenting Syrian war say YouTube takedowns and restorations of videos in 2017 left 200K+ videos offline with deletions now continuing at slower pace   —  Thousands of videos, some of which offer crucial evidence of war crimes, have been deleted via the platform's algorithms.
Mar 7, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Techmeme announces Techmeme Ride Home podcast hosted by Internet History Podcast's Brian McCullough, summarizing tech news every weekday at 5pm ET   —  It's hosted by Brian McCullough, creator of the Internet History Podcast.  —  The favorite website of many a techie is jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.
Mar 6, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Class action suit filed against Google alleges first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL phones were knowingly sold with defective microphones   —  Google is facing a lawsuit over the original Pixel.  —  In a class action complaint filed this week, plaintiffs allege that the microphones in their Pixel …
Feb 7, 2018, 11:15 PMIn context
Marcus Baram / Fast Company:
Shervin Pishevar filed for dismissal of his lawsuit against a GOP opposition firm, will keep fighting “smear campaign” he says came with rape allegations   —  In the latest, stunning chapter of the Shervin Pishevar saga, the tech investor accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women …
Feb 5, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Baidu details DuerOS platform strategy and how it plans to compete to get its smart assistant into third party hardware as it looks to expand internationally   —  Unlike Amazon and Google, Baidu's DuerOS avoids competing with its hardware partners.  —  Baidu's Raven H smart speaker is meant to be noticed.
Jan 20, 2018, 1:00 AMIn context

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