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Robert P. Baird / New Yorker:
How a philanthropic COVID-19 testing effort by Utah tech companies like Nomi Health and Domo became a commercial enterprise, despite questions about performance   —  At a White House briefing, on April 23rd, Mike Pence offered what he described as “encouraging news” about covid-19 testing.
Jun 13, 2020, 7:30 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Q&A with Chris Best, CEO of Substack: the company has seen revenue increase 60% and readership and writership double in the first three months of the pandemic   —  If it seems like everyone is launching a newsletter these days, well, you're not wrong.  Chris Best, CEO and founder …
Jun 13, 2020, 8:10 AMIn context
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Facebook employee says the company fired him for publicly criticizing a colleague, who refused to include support for BLM in developer documentation, on Twitter   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision …
Jun 12, 2020, 11:25 PMIn context
Hugh Langley / Business Insider:
Memo: Google has created a task force to improve the company's racial equity which will listen to staff feedback and work with Google's Black leadership groups   —  - Google has created a new group called the Equity Project Management Office, which will review employee suggestions on how the company can improve on racial equity.
Jun 12, 2020, 8:25 PMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Dorsey's plan to give $1B shows philanthropy is not as hard as billionaires say; charities with links to Silicon Valley or celebrities have an edge   —  The Twitter CEO's plan to give away $1 billion shows charity is not as hard as billionaires say it is.  —  Billionaires are notoriously bad …
Jun 12, 2020, 6:40 PMIn context
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Transfer limits and security freezes imposed by PayPal and Venmo are stalling efforts to bail out people from jail in the middle of a pandemic   —  Covid Bail Out NYC, a group raising funds to get people out of jails during the coronavirus pandemic, has a list of hundreds of people waiting to be bailed out.
Jun 12, 2020, 4:45 PMIn context
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Zoom says it deactivated accounts of US-based activists due to China's demands, won't allow such requests to impact users outside mainland China “going forward”   —  - Company shut down video meetings to remember Tiananmen Square  — Zoom's in the middle of a free speech and censorship clash
Jun 12, 2020, 2:45 PMIn context
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter says it had shut down more than 170K accounts tied to the Chinese government spreading deceptive narratives favoring China around COVID-19, HK, more   —  (CNN Business)Twitter announced Thursday that it had shut down more than 170,000 accounts tied to the Chinese government.
Jun 11, 2020, 9:20 PMIn context
Alyza Sebenius / Bloomberg:
Twitter removed 32K+ accounts engaged in propaganda linked to Russia, China, and Turkey, describing the accounts as “state-linked information operations”   —  - Accounts spread ‘deceptive’ claims about Hong Kong politics  — Russia-linked accounts supported Kremlin, attacked dissidents
Jun 11, 2020, 6:50 PMIn context
Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
Sources: at all-hands, Snap CEO said he would not release diversity numbers so as not to reinforce the perception minority groups are underrepresented in tech   —  - At a company all-hands meeting on Tuesday, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel addressed concerns of racism at the company …
Jun 11, 2020, 6:30 PMIn context

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