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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sources detail how Spotify has quietly signed direct licensing deals with some artists, a move that is worrying major record labels   —  For decades, the path to stardom in the music industry has usually gone through a major record company.  —  Almost every artist today who reaches the top of the charts …
Sep 6, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
AnchorFree, which makes the Hotspot Shield, one of the earliest VPNs, raises $295M from WndrCo, Accel, and others, bringing total raised to $358M   —  Despite the recent attention on digital privacy, venture capital investors have mostly stayed away from companies that offer virtual private networks …
Sep 5, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
New York Times:
In opening statements for congressional testimonies, Sandberg says Facebook was slow to spot election interference, Dorsey emphasizes trust and transparency   —  WASHINGTON — For months, Facebook, Twitter and Google have grappled with criticism over the misuse of their services by foreign operatives …
Sep 4, 2018, 6:28 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: since last month's Facebook and YouTube ban, Infowars' audience has dropped by roughly half to about 715,000 daily site visits and video views   —  SAN FRANCISCO — After Silicon Valley internet giants mostly barred Alex Jones from their services last month, traffic to his Infowars website …
Sep 4, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
How Libya's militias use Facebook as a platform for tactical warfare targeting, illegal weapons trade, propaganda, repression, and disinformation   —  CAIRO — When a new bout of fighting between rival militias engulfed the Libyan capital in recent days, badly shaking the fragile United Nations …
Sep 4, 2018, 10:17 AMIn context
Michael Corkery / New York Times:
Retailers that have learned to match Amazon's ease and instant gratification of e-commerce shopping are flourishing as the pace of store closings has slowed   —  Malls are being hollowed out.  Shops are closing by the thousands.  Retailers are going bankrupt.  —  But it may be too early to declare the death of retail.
Sep 4, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Amazon launches a Hindi website and apps to court India's 500M Hindi speakers   —  BANGALORE, India — Only 10 percent of India's 1.3 billion people know English.  Yet most of the country's e-commerce services have been offered only in English, closing off online shopping to the vast majority of people here.
Sep 4, 2018, 7:45 AMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Experts say Facebook's public cleanup is pushing toxic content into private Facebook groups, WhatsApp, and Messenger, making it harder to monitor and moderate   —  Much of the empire built by Alex Jones, the Infowars founder and social media shock jock, vanished this summer when Facebook suspended …
Sep 3, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
How Amazon has set its sights on the $88B online ad market, as companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Geico ramp up ad buys, despite not selling directly on Amazon   —  Verizon doesn't sell its mobile phones or wireless plans over Amazon.  Nor does it offer Fios, its high-speed internet service.
Sep 3, 2018, 6:51 PMIn context
New York Times:
In lawsuits against Israeli hacking tools maker NSO Group, which claims to not spy with its tools, court docs allegedly show it snooping on calls to close sales   —  The rulers of the United Arab Emirates had been using Israeli spyware for more than a year, secretly turning the smartphones …
Sep 3, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context

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