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Ellen Rosen / New York Times:
Facebook now requires women and ethnic minorities to make up at least 33% of law firms' teams working on the company's matters   —  Like other Silicon Valley giants, Facebook has faced criticism over whether its work force and board are too white and too male.
Apr 2, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
New invite-only Amazon Influencer Program lets influencers with “large followings” earn affiliate revenue through their own curated selections on Amazon's site   —  Social media influencers - like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs - often promote products they like …
Apr 2, 2017, 7:50 AMIn context
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Tencent reports Q4 revenue of $6.3B, up 44% YoY, as its other businesses grow 289% YoY, driven by payment and cloud services   —  Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, posted a 47 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday …
Mar 22, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Natt Garun / The Verge:
EU tells Facebook, Twitter, and Google to update their ToS and gives companies one month to propose measures to better protect consumers from scams   —  Navigating your way around the internet may seem intuitive if you've grown up with access to it most of your life — but for those who are just beginning …
Mar 18, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Germany's justice minister introduces draft law proposing fines of up to $53M on social media companies that fail to remove hate speech   —  BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail …
Mar 14, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Twitch debuts Pulse, a microblogging-like service, for interaction between broadcasters and viewers outside of streams   —  Never stop Twitching.  —  Amazon's livestreaming video service is getting Pulse, an integrated social media feed that expands how creators can communicate with viewers.
Mar 6, 2017, 7:10 PMIn context
Ross Kerber / Reuters:
SEC advisory committee to review Snap's decision to deny shareholders voting rights next week to see if it also reduces disclosures on executive pay, governance   —  An investor committee that advises the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will next week review if Snap Inc's decision …
Mar 1, 2017, 5:45 PMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Berlin-based ResearchGate, a social network for scientists with 12M users, raises $52.6M from Goldman Sachs, Bill Gates, Benchmark Capital, and others   —  Calvin Coffey, a professor of surgery at the University of Limerick in Ireland, has a world of gadgetry, scientific equipment and medical tests at his disposal.
Mar 1, 2017, 5:10 AMIn context
Maciej Cegłowski / Idle Words:
Internet services companies should offer a “travel mode” that limits contacts and history to a minimal subset, to protect users from invasive searches at border   —  News reports tell us that Customs and Border Patrol has become more aggressive about checking social media accounts at the border.
Feb 23, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
New York Times:
Inside Europe's fight against online disinformation, as Dutch, German, and French elections approach   —  BRUSSELS — They scan websites and pore over social media, combing through hundreds of reports a day.  But the bogus claims just keep coming.  —  Germans are fleeing their country, fearful of Muslim refugees.
Feb 22, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context

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