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Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator; source says Thiel did not rejoin YC after the startup accelerator ended its part-time partners program   —  Billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with startup accelerator Y Combinator, according to an edited company blog post.
Nov 17, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
AWS releases ONNX-MXNet, giving its support to the Open Neural Network Exchange introduced by Microsoft and Facebook earlier this year   —  The Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep-learning format, introduced in September by Microsoft and Facebook, has a new backer following Amazon Web Services' decision …
Nov 16, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rebrands Mentions, which was only available for verified accounts, as Creator app, opens it to all; app available on iOS now, and Android within months   —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars …
Nov 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Facebook, Google, Bing, Twitter to start incorporating “Trust Indicators” into their products as some news outlets begin displaying tags from The Trust Project   —  “The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they're doing, then users can make their own decisions."
Nov 16, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Stevan Dojcinovic / New York Times:
Serbian journalist says Facebook testing split News Feed for Pages and friends was ill-conceived and served to stifle the fledging democracy's independent media   —  BELGRADE, Serbia — My country, Serbia, has become an unwilling laboratory for Facebook's experiments on user behavior …
Nov 15, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Steven Scheer / Reuters:
Chairman of Israel's Tax Authority says Israel will send tax bills to Facebook and Google “within a year”, joining EU efforts to tax multinational companies   —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is planning to send tax bills within a year to internet companies Google and Facebook …
Nov 15, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
A&E, Scripps, Discovery, AMC, and Viacom invest $25M in Philo, a new streaming service with programming from 35+ cable TV channels and 30-day DVR, for $16/month   —  - Philo has launched a $16-a-month internet TV package with programming partners like A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps, and Viacom.
Nov 14, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Facebook issues statement saying it has not observed “significant coordination” by Russia-linked accounts targeting Brexit vote, amid UK MPs calls for more info   —  Facebook has issued a carefully worded statement that appears to admit for the first time that some Russia-linked accounts …
Nov 14, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Journalists at news orgs partnering with Facebook say its fact-checking tools have failed, and it hasn't disclosed enough data on efforts to curb misinformation   —  Journalists fighting spread of fake news raise concerns over possible conflicts of interest and say site has refused to disclose needed data
Nov 14, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
A look at Reddit Chat, which is slated to eventually replace Reddit's PMs entirely, currently in beta and will launch alongside full site redesign in Q1 2018   —  Reddit is about to make one of its biggest changes yet.  —  The site will soon launch a new instant messaging feature called Reddit Chat.
Nov 13, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context

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