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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources describe the internal turmoil at Facebook following Joel Kaplan's appearance in support of Brett Kavanaugh during his testimony to Congress last week   —  SAN FRANCISCO — “I want to apologize,” the Facebook executive wrote last Friday in a note to staff.
Oct 4, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks …
Sep 24, 2018, 10:08 PMIn context
New York Times:
Inside Facebook's election “War Room”, which will be the company's hub for safeguarding elections around the world   —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sandwiched between Building 20 and Building 21 in the heart of Facebook's campus, an approximately 25-foot-by-35-foot conference room is under construction.
Sep 19, 2018, 2:26 PMIn context
New York Times:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is better prepared to fight election interference, catalogs the steps the company has taken to prevent a repeat of 2016   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world.
Sep 13, 2018, 2:38 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Uber employees have filed complaints over insensitive comments about women and minorities by COO Barney Harford; Harford says he will work with a coach   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Barney Harford was hired late last year to help fix problems at Uber, the ride-hailing company.  Instead, he has created new ones.
Jul 13, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
The way Khosrowshahi led Waymo settlement efforts reveals his tactics to fix Uber's reputation: expressions of regret accompanied by conciliation and compromise   —  SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's chief executive, and some of his lieutenants had worked behind the scenes …
Feb 9, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
New York Times:
The fallout from Uber's disclosure of its $100K payment to a hacker who stole consumer data exposes legal ambiguity with tech companies' bug bounty programs   —  SAN FRANCISCO — “Hello Joe,” read the November 2016 email from someone identifying himself as “John Doughs.”  “I have found a major vulnerability in Uber.”
Jan 12, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Zuckerberg says News Feed will focus on what friends share, de-emphasize content from publishers and brands as it moves to favor interactions over passive posts   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook introduced sweeping changes to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members …
Jan 11, 2018, 7:47 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
SoftBank agrees to buy at least 14% of Uber from shareholders at a $48B valuation, will invest an additional $1.25B at a $67.5B valuation, documents show   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Uber's largest shareholders have agreed to sell a significant stake in the ride-hailing giant at a steep discount …
Dec 28, 2017, 5:20 PMIn context
New York Times:
At congressional grilling over Russian meddling, Google used its failures in social as cover from criticism targeted at companies like Facebook and Twitter   —  SAN FRANCISCO — After years of trying unsuccessfully to build a social network to rival Facebook, Google finally got something out of all of its failures: cover.
Nov 4, 2017, 11:45 PMIn context

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