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Uber Executive Suggests Digging Up Dirt On Journalists — A senior executive at Uber suggested that the company should consider hiring a team of opposition researchers to dig up dirt on its critics in the media - and specifically to spread details of the personal life of a female journalist who has criticized the company.

Uber CEO: Obamacare Has Been "Huge" For Business — The CEO of Uber said Friday that Obamacare has played a crucial role for his army of drivers, an unusual, partial endorsement of the president's signature policy from a man often cast as a hero of anti-government libertarianism.

The Facebook Election — The social network may end TV's long dominance of American politics - and open the door to a new kind of populism. BuzzFeed News and ABC News share exclusive access to Facebook's new ...

BuzzFeed Edit News — Jon Stewart was asked about BuzzFeed and Vice the other day, and had this to say: "I scroll around, but when I look at the internet, I feel the same as when I'm walking through Coney Island," Stewart told New York magazine.

9 Things The Big Republican Win Means — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was among the night's winners, and here's what two weeks of being on the trail with him showed: A candidate deliberately forming relationships with establishment figures are forming a marked contrast with his possible (probable) future rival Ted Cruz.

BuzzFeed Edit News — BuzzFeed News' Jina Moore arrived on Oct. 13 for her second trip to Liberia since the largest epidemic of Ebola on record spiraled out of control this summer. On her second day in the country, she sat down with a man she'd gotten to know on the last trip, an assistant minister of health, who said something surprising: That by several measures, the number of new Ebola cases was going down.

BuzzFeed Edit News — As we enter another round of intense growth and hiring, I thought it was important to make clear our vision and to put out numbers that will help keep us accountable - to you, to our readers, and to others in our industry who care.

The "Totally Ridiculous" Romney Boomlet — There's only one false note in Mark Leibovich's wonderful visit to Mitt Romney's quite nice new life, in which the former Republican nominee - rather than having the letter "L" for "loser" branded on his forehead - is enjoying the low-level celebrity of airport selfies and ongoing flattery of sycophants who say they want him to run for president.

A Right-Wing Truck Dispatcher Is America's Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter — There was really no reason to think that the "Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk" would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014.

The Tech Industry's Newest Acquisition: American Politics — Silicon Valley is hiring up all the political people. Uber last month brought on David Plouffe, who made his name running Barack Obama's 2008 campaign. Snapchat this week hired Jill Hazelbaker, a top aide to Sen. John McCain's rival campaign.
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @pkafka: Luckily conventional media companies have an impeccable track record managing journalists and their pubs.

Nov 26, 2014

Turkey Cracks Down On Oil Smugglers After BuzzFeed News Investigation… via @mike_giglio @buzzfeednews

Nov 26, 2014

RT @s_m_i: A terrific opportunity for someone who is obsessed with email to work with @danoshinsky and @RaymondSultan…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @AustinHunt: Droooooooneeeeesss. RT @WSJ: GoPro plans to start selling consumer drones with high-definition cameras late next year

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JeffSmithMO: Lot of journos in #Ferguson, but nobody's explaining the long-simmering rage as lucidly as @byjoelanderson:…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @cwarzel: from last night: why lyft decided to go silent during last week's uber scandal…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @pomeranian99: I've long used "indeed" in my journalism -- indeed, I've overused it. In fact, I should probably use "actually" more often.

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